North Shore Land Alliance Volunteer for Open Space

Volunteers contribute significantly to the Land Alliance’s ability to protect and preserve our last remaining natural areas and wildlife habitats. Our Volunteers for Open Space program offers individuals, businesses and groups opportunities to get involved and make a real difference in our communities.

Volunteers are an important part of what we do because they work side by side with staff to provide an extra dimension of support. Our volunteers provide a wide range of help such as reporting observations at local preserves and offering a helping hand for trail restoration and invasive species management. In addition, volunteers assist in the office by conducting online research, helping with bulk mailings, writing letters to editors, speaking to elected officials, commenting on our blog and updating our social networking sites.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Community Outreach Liaison 
    The Land Alliance attends and organizes several educational and fundraising events throughout the year. We need ambassadors who are willing to help share our mission and goals by distributing marketing and promotional information, making educational presentations to small groups or contacting local political officials. We also need volunteers to help organize and facilitate our fundraising events.
  • Office Assistant
    If you are interested in working alongside staff to help conduct online research, organize files, assist with bulk mailings or perform data entry, please join the Land Alliance team as an Office Assistant. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  • Educator/Outdoor Specialist
    If you’re passionate about botany, ponds and woodlands exploration, investigating specific wildlife and plants, then let us know – because we’re looking for experts in these fields. We need educators to guide nature walks at local preserves and parks to help children and adults gain a better understanding of and respect for the natural world. Previous experience, whether it be teaching or personal experience, is required for this position.
  • Photographer 
    Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, here’s your chance to gain valuable experience or increase your photo library by capturing extensive images which can be featured on our website in our publications and on other printed materials. Photographers must have their own equipment and be able to deliver images in high-resolution digital format.
  • Business/Group Volunteers
    The Land Alliance is delighted to collaborate with community-minded businesses and groups of all sizes that have an interest in sharing their time and expertise to help us to preserve the natural areas in our communities while engaging their employees and youth.

How to Become a Volunteer:

Register online today to become a Volunteer for Open Space.  Once we have your contact information, we will contact you to discuss your interest.

You can also contact Andrea Millwood at or call (516) 626-0908.