volunteer opportunities at SHLT

Volunteer Opportunities

Discover the difference your helping hands can make.


Explore Our Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Workday @ Bayless Dune
Volunteer Workday @ Bayless Dune

Parking for the workday will be at the former site of Nobel Elementary School, now a vacant parcel across from St. Barnabas Church, 601...

Volunteer Workday @ Lydick Bog
Volunteer Workday @ Lydick Bog

Lydick Bog is truly a place like no other. The rare bog habitat is home to many delicate and unique plant species, and all manner of wildlife and fungi thrive on the floating mat of peat- and the forest...

Meadowbrook Monday: Grow One Keep One Prep
Meadowbrook Monday: Grow One Keep One Prep

Help us kickoff the popular Grow One, Keep One program for 2024!

As our recent series of seed cleaning workdays have  illustrated, native plant propagation is one of the most important aspects of...

Volunteer Workday @ Meadowbrook: Filling Jugs for Grow One Keep One
Volunteer Workday @ Meadowbrook: Filling Jugs for Grow One Keep One

Come help us make 2024's Grow One Keep One program the biggest success yet! The propagation of native flora remains a cornerstone of our stewardship mission.On March 22, you can help us fill our donated...

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Join Us

Shirley Heinze Land Trust has protected more than 2,800 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 volunteer opportunities to help us remove invasive species, lead hikes or assist 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.

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Ready to Join Us?
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Take five minutes and complete a volunteer application, email us at volunteer@heinzetrust.org, 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.