Volunteer Program

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust depends on the service, skills, and creativity of volunteers.

We have a small staff and use volunteers on a continuing basis to accomplish our conservation goals. 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 on the land.

We look forward to working with you!

Email Becky Kolak bkolak@kennebecestuary.org or call the office at 207-442-8400 to find how you can help.

Fill out a brief application

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Volunteers Help KELT:


Schools and community groups are asking for nature based field trips and presentations. Chaperones and naturalists are needed to lead (and co-lead) these excursions! Becky, our Education Coordinator, can always use help planning and offering her popular programs for kids and adults.

On the Land

+ 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.

In the Office

+ Prepare mailings, filing, database maintenance, special projects.

+ Research land history: record stories, collect documentary evidence of early ownership.

At Home

+ Track and collect news stories.

+ Research conservation projects.

+ Write articles for KELT publications.

With Fundraising

+ You don’t have to be an expert! We can use help with grant writing, gift solicitations, corporate sponsors, and membership development.

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

At Events

+ Help with a KELT event such as our spring stewardship classes, August annual meeting, or fall Lecture series.

+ Lead a field trip or give a presentation.

+ Staff the Land Trust information table at community events

+ Prepare food for events.

+ Contribute artwork, photography or writing skills to our newsletter, brochures, website, press releases, etc.