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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!

Stewardship

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.

Fundraising

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.

Marketing

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 & Preserve Steward Training

Join us to learn about our Adopt-A-Trail (AAT) and Preserve Steward (PS) volunteering opportunities and how you can help Shirley Heinze Land Trust by walking our trails, filling out a log of your visits, and letting us know of any issues at the preserve.  Read more...

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Calling Frog Survey Workshop

Learn how to identify the calls of our 13 frog and toad species and how you participate in this community science project. We’ll teach and review the calls of our 13 frog and toad species, discuss the monitoring protocol, and help monitors find survey sites.

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Zoom,

Calling Frog Survey Workshop

Learn how to identify the calls of our 13 frog and toad species and how you participate in this community science project. We’ll teach and review the calls of our 13 frog and toad species, discuss the monitoring protocol, and help monitors find survey sites.

Find out more »
Zoom,

Calling Frog Survey Workshop

Learn how to identify the calls of our 13 frog and toad species and how you participate in this community science project. We’ll teach and review the calls of our 13 frog and toad species, discuss the monitoring protocol, and help monitors find survey sites.

Find out more »
Zoom,

Calling Frog Survey Workshop

Learn how to identify the calls of our 13 frog and toad species and how you participate in this community science project. We’ll teach and review the calls of our 13 frog and toad species, discuss the monitoring protocol, and help monitors find survey sites.

Find out more »
Zoom,
Ready to Join Us?
Take five minutes and complete a volunteer application, email us at volunteer@heinzetrust.org, or call us at (219) 242-8558.
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Volunteer Guide

Want to Learn More?

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