Volunteer with us!

Volunteers are an important part of the MHLC team, we would love to have you join our community of volunteers.

If you have already registered as a volunteer, click below to sign-up for a workday event. If you would like to become an MHLC volunteer, please read through these opportunities and use the form at the bottom of this page to apply.

2024 Volunteer Workday Events

Volunteer Opportunities:

Land Stewardship/Trail Maintenance
Love working outdoors? Join our trail team to help improve and maintain trails at our preserves in Albany, Schenectady, and Montgomery Counties. Land stewardship activities are great for groups that want to volunteer. Email us to arrange a group volunteer stewardship day.

Become a Preserve Steward
Volunteer as a preserve steward and help us monitor and maintain one of our 22 public nature preserves. Walk the trail networks weekly or monthly, complete light maintenance, and notify us of any significant maintenance needs or vandalism. Training will be provided.

Become a Nature Bus Ambassador
Volunteers are needed to greet the Nature Bus riders at Fisher Trail (MHLC's new trail in partnership with Five Rivers Environmental Center). The 2024 schedule is coming soon!

Become a Rail Trail Ambassador
Join the Friends of the Rail Trail (FORT) Committee on the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail volunteering as a Trail Ambassador to guide visitors, patrol, and serve as trail custodians.

Community Outreach
If you love the Conservancy and want to tell everybody about our preserves and easement program, consider volunteering at a local fair or festival. Outreach volunteers hand out educational materials and talk to people about our work.

Event Support
MHLC hosts several large events each year, including the fall fundraiser, Hike-a-Thon, and new preserve openings. Volunteers help set up and take down these events, managing a variety of tasks that make these events a success.

Hike Sweepers
Want to volunteer while attending one of MHLC’s guided hikes? Being a hike sweeper means ensuring the group stays together on the hike, taking photos, and reporting back with a few details about the excursion.

If you prefer to help indoors, we can use your time and skills in the office assisting with our mailings, data collection, and distribution of other promotional materials.

Service Projects
MHLC is happy to host community service-based projects for your organization (Scout, corporate, Greek Life, and church groups, etc.). Click here to submit a request form.