Get Involved

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.

Bainbridge Island Land Trust COVID-19 Statement for all Volunteer Activities: 

The safety of our volunteers and community remains our highest priority. Volunteers acknowledge that in the past two weeks before an activity, they have not tested positive for COVID-19, nor have they been in close proximity with anyone (including those in their household) who has tested positive for COVID-19. In order to ensure everyone within the Land Trust community stays healthy, volunteers understand that they cannot attend any volunteer events if the individual is feeling ill and that the volunteer should contact the Land Trust if they experience any symptoms of COVID-19 following a volunteer event.

Currently, the Land Trust does have a few select, safe tasks for interested volunteers – please be in touch via the online form.

Thank you.

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.

Stewardship Monitoring
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.

The Seattle Urban Carnivore Project on Bainbridge Island

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University’s project explores how mammalian carnivores, such as coyotes, foxes, raccoons, bobcats, and even cougars and bears live and interact with people across urban and suburban areas in the Seattle region, and beyond.

Since 2021, Bainbridge Island Land Trust has participated in this exciting initiative with volunteer-run camera traps on 3 of our preserves. This program contributes toward the knowledge base the Land Trust has been building from camera trapping since 2015, helping us to better understand the use of our Island habitats by wildlife. And we need your help! We’re currently recruiting volunteers to help carry out this project, allowing us to participate in the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project as well as to continue the Land Trust’s efforts to increase our knowledge of all local wildlife species – from squirrels to bears. 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.

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  • If you are new to the Land Trust, please provide your mailing address.

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