volunteer opportunities at SHLT

Volunteer Opportunities

Discover the difference your helping hands can make.


Explore Our Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

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 and field around it. Controlling invasive species in an ecosystem like this one is crucial to …

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Lydick Bog Nature Preserve, 25898 US-20
South Bend, IN 46628 United States
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Meadowbrook Monday

Our continuing Meadowbrook Monday engagements encompass all manner of volunteer work, from trail maintenance and invasive species control to cleaning seeds and addressing envelopes for fundraising campaigns. It's a great way to help us with important stewardship goals, and meet like-minded people in the process! Meadowbrook Monday continues to be a popular recurring event among …

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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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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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Take five minutes and complete a volunteer application, email us at volunteer@heinzetrust.org, or call us at (219) 242-8558.
Volunteer Guide

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