Volunteer With Us
Interested in protecting Maryland’s natural areas and landscapes? Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is looking for volunteers who are passionate about land conservation to work in our office or in the field as Land Steward Volunteers.
As one of the oldest and most successful land trusts, we have protected more than 133,000 acres with more than 1,077 conservation easements. Each conservation easement is protected forever and requires yearly visual assessments to monitor for compliance. With a small staff of 10-12 employees, we rely on volunteers to complete important office tasks and to serve as our eyes and ears on many of the protected properties throughout Maryland.
We have opportunities available.
- Volunteer Coordinator- Maryland Environmental Trust
The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET), a unit of the state’s Department of Natural Resources, is recruiting for an 11-month, full-time (40 hours/week) Volunteer Coordinator in conjunction with Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps. MET’s mission is to conserve and maintain Maryland’s natural, agricultural, scenic, and cultural resources for future generations, while also inspiring and engaging the public to take responsibility of state’s natural resources. Volunteers for MET serve as land stewards, visiting properties protected with conservation easements, documenting land use and ensuring that properties are being managed in accordance with the terms of the easement. They photograph natural and built features of the properties, such as waterways, woodlands, and houses, and complete digital monitoring reports. The volunteer visits help to foster and maintain working relationships with the landowners of easement properties and other protected lands e.g., county and state natural resource areas.
The Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member, will primarily recruit, manage, coordinate, and train volunteers and will also host and schedule educational seminars for volunteers and landowners on enhanced stewardship of conserved land. Assistance will also be provided to Local Land Trust (LLT) partners for recruitment and joint training of volunteers.
The service year will begin on September 14, 2022 and conclude on August 1, 2023; members must complete 1,700 service hours during the term.
For more information or to submit resume email
Land Steward Volunteer:
If you enjoy visiting beautiful protected areas near your county of residence, then you will enjoy the work of a Land Steward Volunteer. Land Steward Volunteers visit protected properties to document changes using a short monitoring form and photographs. Conservation easements are throughout the state of Maryland, allowing Volunteers to choose their geographical preference. Volunteers should be physically able to walk rugged terrain, have their own transportation and smartphone or tablet. A one day training is required. Visits are made to significant natural areas, working farms, forest land, waterfronts, historic countryside, and scenic landscapes.
To join our team and help us to protect Maryland’s scenic open space, farms, and forests for generations to come, please contact:
For more volunteer opportunities through Department of Natural Resources check out the following link: