Volunteers have been the lifeblood of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust since the organization’s founding in 1989, bringing energy, expertise and enthusiasm to an ever-changing array of projects and programs. Check out a few of our volunteer opportunities below and let us know about your interests. We’d love to have your help – once Washington State’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy guidelines permit us to do so. Currently, the Land Trust does have a few select, safe tasks for interested volunteers – please be in touch via the online form.
Share your expertise with the Land Trust and help keep our island ecosystems healthy and vibrant. Our science advisers include wildlife and fisheries biologists, botanists, geologists, hydrologists and more.
Mark your calendars and consider yourself invited. We host or participate in a plethora of fun events every year, including our Annual Membership Meeting & Potluck in January, our Fall Native Plant Sale, the Bainbridge Island Fourth of July Parade, FREE Invasive Weed Disposal, and more. Learn more.
Commit to a Committee
Land Trust committees provide critical support to the Land Trust’s Board of Directors in areas such as Stewardship, Outreach, and Fundraising. Consider sharing your time and expertise.
All of our properties – those we own and those protected with a conservation easement, must be visited and evaluated at least once a year. Monitoring takes place all year long, and our awesome volunteers do a lot of the heavy lifting — interacting with property owners, walking the land and documenting changes. Interested in learning more about volunteering as a Land Steward for one of our protected properties? Learn more.
We offer a variety of educational opportunities including native plant walks and invasive weed identification and removal workshops. Learn more.
First Wednesday Work Parties
Meet new friends, get some serious exercise and support the Land Trust’s mission of stewarding the unique natural places of Bainbridge Island by volunteering at one of our First Wednesday Work Parties. These fun monthly events take place on various Land Trust conserved properties and include such important tasks as invasive species removal, native species planting and trail maintenance. Learn more.
Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew
The Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew helps educate a new generation of environmental stewards, and combats the noxious weeds that threaten the vitality and beauty of Bainbridge Island—all at the same time. The program offers high school students a unique opportunity to earn money while making a noticeable difference in the health of our Island ecosystems. Learn more.
Meet cool new people and support the Land Trust by volunteering at one of our mailing parties—or help with tasks such as filing, data entry, greeting folks at events, and more.