Long Point Basin Land Trust (LPBLT) relies on the volunteer commitment of the community to be able to protect its nature reserves. Joining our team of volunteers is a great opportunity to share your talents while developing new skills and experiences, connecting with nature, completing community service hours, and networking with other like-minded conservationists to achieve amazing things!

As a volunteer, you will be assisting us with many of our day-to-day tasks as well as maintaining, restoring, and protecting our nature reserves. Volunteer opportunities will periodically be available depending on what projects we are working on as well as your skills and interests. You can choose to participate in a variety of opportunities as listed below.

Property Stewardship

  • Install or maintain wildlife structures, signs, trails, bridges and boardwalks
  • Garbage clean-ups
  • Monitor properties

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a small team
  • Willingness to learn and be open to new ideas
  • Passion for the environment
  • Access to transportation to get to the field sites
  • Ability to work outdoors and occasionally in inclement weather
  • Ability to perform physical work that may involve bending, stooping, lifting upwards of 10-50 lbs, and walking long distances depending on the task
  • Technical skills or qualifications such as species identification, carpentry, chainsaw safety training, or First Aid certification an asset depending on the task

Equipment: there may be equipment required that we will not be able to provide, such as:

  • Chainsaws
  • Appropriate field clothing such as rubber boots
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras
  • Cellphones

Training: LPBLT will provide the necessary support and training, which may include:

  • Species-at-Risk sensitivity training
  • The use of small hand tools and equipment

Ecological Restoration

  • Plant native species
  • Remove invasive species
  • Seed collection and broadcasting

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a small team
  • Willingness to learn and be open to new ideas
  • Passion for the environment
  • Access to transportation to get to the field sites
  • Ability to work outdoors and occasionally in inclement weather
  • Ability to perform physical work that may involve bending, stooping, lifting upwards of 10-20 lbs, and walking long distances depending on the task
  • Technical skills or qualifications such as species identification, chainsaw safety training, or First Aid certification an asset depending on the task

Equipment: there may be equipment required that we will not be able to provide, such as:

  • Chainsaws
  • Appropriate field clothing such as rubber boots
  • Cellphones

Training: LPBLT will provide the necessary support and training, which may include:

  • Seed collection and processing
  • Invasive species removal techniques
  • Ecology, flora and fauna identification
  • Species-at-Risk sensitivity training
  • The use of small hand tools and equipment

Citizen Science

  • Monitor and inventory species and habitats

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a small team
  • Willingness to learn and be open to new ideas
  • Passion for the environment
  • Access to transportation to get to the field sites
  • Ability to work outdoors and occasionally in inclement weather
  • Ability to perform physical work that may involve bending, stooping, lifting upwards of 10 lbs, and walking long distances depending on the task
  • Technical skills or qualifications such as species identification, or First Aid certification an asset depending on the task

Equipment: there may be equipment required that we will not be able to provide, such as:

  • Appropriate field clothing such as rubber boots
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras
  • Cellphones

Training: LPBLT will provide the necessary support and training, which may include:

  • Ecology, flora and fauna identification
  • Species-at-Risk sensitivity training

Marketing, Communications and Fund Development

  • Educational Workshops and Events
  • Attend booths
  • Fundraising (events and sponsorships, phone calls, etc.)
  • Event planning & delivery
  • Lead or assist with nature hikes and webinars
  • Design promotional and educational materials
  • Assist with creating content for newsletter, social media, and website
  • Prepare and send out general communications

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a small team
  • Willingness to learn and be open to new ideas
  • Passion for the environment
  • May occasionally need access to transportation to get to our office in Port Rowan or to attend events
  • Excellent reading and writing skills
  • Ability to work outdoors and occasionally in inclement weather (nature hikes and other outdoor events)
  • Ability to perform physical work that may involve bending, stooping, lifting upwards of 10 lbs, and walking long distances depending on the task
  • Technical skills or qualifications such as graphic design, photography, fundraising or web design an asset depending on the task

Equipment: there may be equipment required that we will not be able to provide, such as:

  • Appropriate field clothing such as rubber boots
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras
  • Cellphones
  • Computer with access to internet, email, and Microsoft Office

Training: LPBLT will provide the necessary support and training, which may include:

  • Species-at-Risk sensitivity training
  • Canva
  • WordPress

Expected time commitment:

It is up to the volunteer to decide how much time they are willing to commit. Your availability may determine what activities you are able to participate in as much of our work is seasonal and some projects may require a set or recurring time commitment.

Volunteer Orientation:

LPBLT will periodically offer volunteer orientation webinars to give volunteers an opportunity to learn more about our organization and ask questions about volunteer roles and responsibilities. It is not mandatory for volunteers to partake in a webinar, although we do recommend it.

For more information volunteering at our properties, please contact Dan Marina by email: steward@longpointlandtrust.ca

For more information about marketing and/or fundraising volunteering, please contact Sandy Jukes by email at admin@longpointlandtrust.ca.

Current volunteers may log their hours below.