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Volunteer Opportunities

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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 volunteer opportunities to help us remove invasive species, lead hikes or assist 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

Volunteer! Plant Identifying in Garden

Plant Identifying in Peg's Native Garden: Last month we were able to clean up Peg's garden! The first Monday of October we are interested in Plant Identifying in Peg's Native Garden. This photo of Biodiversity in Peg's Native Garden, was taken in 2014! Fast forward to 2022 and this garden is thriving with biodiversity! Over …

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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Volunteer! Clean Up at the Historic Barker House

Join Save the Dunes for a day of outdoor clean-up at the historic Barker House.   Barker House is the headquarters for the Save the Dunes staff members. After two years of remote working and no in-person events, the grounds of Barker House are in need of some TLC. If you are looking for an opportunity …

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Free
Save the Dunes at the Barker House, 444 Barker Road
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Volunteer! Save the Seeds

Save the Seeds at Beverly Shores Calling on Beverly Shores volunteers to assist with gathering seeds from several plant types at Beverly Shores Project Area! The purpose of seed gathering in the Great Marsh ties in with our restoration efforts that creates a corridor of habitats for our native pollinators. Which is the backyard of …

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Beverly Shores Project Area, Beverly Shores, IN United States
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Adopt-A-Trail Preserve Steward

Play a key role in keeping natural areas beautiful by visiting a Shirley Heinze preserve at least ONCE a month to communicate activity and conditions to staff. Join us for free training in land conservation and stewardship topics!

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Free
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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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.
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