Volunteer Program

We have the cause. You have the effect.

At KELT we rely on volunteers to help us educate, conserve, and engage community members in our service area. We have ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities spanning a wide range of activities and interests. You can volunteer by yourself or with your friends, either at the office, at home, or out in the field.

We look forward to working with you! If you would like to know more about what we have to offer, you can email Jane at: jmcgowan@kennebecestuary.org, call the office at: 442-8400, or drop by 92 Front Street in Bath. We would love to get to know you.

Ready to get going? Fill out our volunteer application below (see the Google Form at the bottom of the page).

How to get involved:

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Chaperone: Schools and community groups are asking for nature based field trips and presentations. Chaperones are needed!

Presenter: Naturalists are needed to lead (and co-lead) presentations for children at schools, in the library, or out on the trail.

Camp Presenter: Maybe you want to share your knowledge of science and/or local history with our day campers at the Kennebec Explorers Summer Camp? Sign up for this summer!

Becky, our Education Coordinator, can always use help planning and offering her popular  programs  for kids and adults- shoot her an email at: bkolak@kennebecestuary.org

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With 10 public access preserves, and one in the making we can always use help creating, monitoring and maintaining our trail systems.

Preserve Steward: Adopt a KELT preserve. The stewardship duties will vary at each preserve but may include help with trail maintenance, visitor information, posting signage, and trash pick-up. Assist in wildlife surveys/projects.

Easement Monitor: Help us monitor our conservation easements each year by walking easement properties to look for changes or disturbances.

Trail Maintenance: Work crews clean up storm damage, remove invasive species, make and maintain trails.

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There is always something to be done in the office, whether it is helping stuff envelopes, researching upcoming projects, or helping us develop content for publications and social media. We need you!

Mailings: Print mailings, stuff envelopes, or sign letters

Organization: Filing, database maintenance, or data input

Research: Record stories of land, or collect documentary evidence of early ownership

Create: Provide ideas, pictures, video, and written content for newsletters, email blasts, blogs, Facebook, and more. If you have any experience with graphic design, we can always use a hand developing our various print publications.

Grants:  We are always looking for a fresh perspective to help us write, edit, and assemble grants. If you have experience– great! If not come on by anyway, we would love to have you learn.

IMG_9051At Events

For KELT events are an important way to meet new people, appreciate those we already know, and to become more involved in the community. We have a variety of events throughout the year, and we would love to get you involved:

Party Planning: Help plan or host a party to inform friends and neighbors about the work KELT is doing.

Event Assistant:  Help us set up, greet, and clean up an event such as our spring stewardship series, annual meeting, summertime membership event, or fall lecture series.

Table Manager: Staff the Land Trust information table at community events

Photographer: We ALWAYS need someone to capture the moment at our events, if you don’t have a camera but are interested we can supply one.

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At KELT our mission is to preserve the beauty of the Kennebec Estuary’s land and water. If you haven’t joined in on counting fish, you have to try it!

Fish Counters: The Fish Count at Nequasset Dam will provide important information about the annual population fluctuations and status of Nequasset alewives.  It will also help us to see what the impact of the brand new fish ladder is on the Nequasset alewife run. We need volunteers everyday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Sign up on the website today!

Water Samplers:  Help to monitor the water of the estuary in Georgetown and Phippsburg to gather data about water quality and raise awareness about this areas valuable natural resources.

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There is no end to how you can get involved with KELT. There are plenty of projects you can do from home:

  • Track and collect news stories.
  • Write articles for KELT publications.
  • Make videos for the KELT website
  • Prepare food for a KELT event