Volunteer Naturalist

Volunteer Naturalists play a key role at Greenbelt Land Trust, as ambassadors, trail guides, and naturalist resources for our community at Bald Hill Farm. Volunteers are the heart of Greenbelt Land Trust!

Two of our Volunteer Naturalists!

Expand your conservation, leadership and naturalist skills and get to know this well-loved property! What does it take to be a Volunteer Naturalist? Here are the main roles that you can expect when you invest your time as a Naturalist with Greenbelt Land Trust:

  • Be a friendly face for Greenbelt Land Trust on the trails at Bald Hill Farm, and sign up for shifts between April-September.
  • Share information and enthusiasm about the conservation values of Bald Hill Farm: Share information and enthusiasm about the conservation values of Bald Hill Farm:
    • Ecology
    • Public trails
    • Education
    • Local agriculture
  • Respond to visitor inquiries and direct questions or concerns to appropriate contacts. Stay current on upcoming management activities so you can communicate accurately with visitors.
  • Assist with leading public walks at Bald Hill Farm and other Greenbelt properties. Opportunities also available to lead informal weekend ‘Walk with a Naturalist’ outings.
  • Help monitor recreation uses and management issues.
  • Enjoy being part of the ‘Volunteer Naturalist’ community!

Greenbelt provides Naturalists with the tools to be great ambassadors on our trails, including:

Ann Brodie, walking the trails!
  • A comprehensive Naturalist training (one weekend day) **The 2019 Naturalist Orientation will take place on Saturday, April 13th (9am-3pm)**
  • Field Guides for use on the trail
  • Hats, T-shirts, and Badges to ensure that trail users know who you are!
  • Staff point person for questions, training, and ongoing communication
  • Volunteer Naturalist thank you event!

We need your help! Interested in learning more about how you can become a 2019 Volunteer Naturalist? Why, simply sign up to learn more!

The deadline to sign-up is March 15th, 2019 in order to take part in the one-day Naturalist training, so act now! Sign up below:

Volunteer Naturalist Sign-Up Form

    *Volunteers under 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Please enter someone who you would like to be contacted in the event of an emergency.