volunteer opportunities at SHLT

Volunteer Opportunities

Discover the difference 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 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.

Explore Our Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Community Clean Up @ Ivanhoe South

Help us keep our neighborhoods beautiful with a litter pick up day near Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve. We will be picking up trash along the trail and roads in order to keep the area clean and safe, improve walkability for visitors, and help maintain a healthy ecosystem and wildlife.

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Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve, 750 Colfax St
Gary, IN 46406 United States
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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.
Volunteer Guide

Want to Learn More?

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