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Discover the difference that your helping hands can make.


Join Us

Shirley Heinze Land Trust has protected more than 2,600 acres across six counties in northwestern Indiana, from endangered dune and swale in Lake County to the kettle lakes of St. Joseph County. Whether you’re interested in helping us remove invasive species, leading hikes or assisting in fundraising activities, we would love to have your help!


If your ideal day at the office involves a healthy dose of fresh air, join our Stewardship team’s efforts to restore and maintain the Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s many nature preserves.

Education & Outreach

Bring your passions for people and nature together to help us create and deliver programs that engage and educate people about the conservation work that the Shirley Heinze Land Trust does.


From donor outreach to helping to make our Spring Benefit is a success, your efforts can play a vital role in this critical area of the organization.


Help us tell the Shirley Heinze Land Trust story! If you have a way with words, a knack for social media, or a photographer’s eye, we would love to have you join us.

Administrative Operations

If you’re looking to help us “behind the scenes,” your knack for administrative coordination, data management, or clerical work will help us keep the organization running smoothly.

Explore Our Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt-a-Trail Volunteer Training

Save the Date to learn about our Adopt-A-Trail volunteer opportunities!

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Seed Collecting in the Great Marsh

Help us restore wetlands by collecting the seeds of important wetland plants! Come out and learn how you can be part of the solution!

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Meadowbrook Mondays – Drop in Volunteering

Join us on the first and third Monday of every month as we work on a variety of projects at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve in Valparaiso to improve and beautify the preserve!

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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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World Cleanup Day

Save the Date and stay tuned for volunteer opportunities on World Cleanup Day!

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Ready to Join Us?
Take five minutes and complete a volunteer application, email us at, or call us at (219) 242-8558.
Volunteer Guide

Want to Learn More?

Download our Volunteer Opportunities Brochure and learn about all of the opportunities you have to make a difference.