Volunteer Opportunities

The Town of Lincoln has 80+ miles of trails across over 5 square miles of conservation land. The Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust staff spend a great deal of effort on sound stewardship of the land. Staff are seeking assistance from volunteers to perform trail upkeep and education/outreach. Five volunteer programs are available:

Volunteer Conservation Crew: Fieldwork Fridays & Stewardship Saturdays

Join Conservation Department and LLCT staff for a hands-on chance to help maintain our trails and open space! Build bridges, learn invasive species management, and enjoy the great outdoors. See our Fall 2022 workday schedule here.

Adopt-A-Trail Program

Staff are seeking volunteers who already enjoy walking on the trails regularly. Volunteers may choose one or two conservation areas to “adopt”. Responsibilities include keeping trails clear of twigs and branches, picking up trash, light vegetation management, and reporting on downed trees, erosion, missing signage and other trail issues. Ideally Adopt-A-Trail volunteers will check and report on their chosen trail systems at least monthly.

Trailhead Greeters

Help us welcome visitors to the trail system! Greeters set up a table at a major trailhead, such as Mt. Misery, Flints Pond or Stony Brook, and greet visitors as they enter or exit the trails. Volunteer greeters will have materials about our trail rules or navigation that they can share with visitors, and they will provide friendly guidance about our dog, bike and other rules. Like the Volunteer Ranger position, this is a good fit for someone who is outgoing, friendly and wanting to help make visitors feel more comfortable on our trails.

Volunteer Rangers

Volunteer rangers walk the trails and provide friendly education to trail users about overall trail rules. This position requires being outgoing and willing to engage with trail users. Overall it is meant to provide a welcoming presence on the trails – we are looking for rangers who will conduct themselves as friendly ambassadors to the Lincoln trail system! We are currently prioritizing rangers at Mt. Misery and Flints Pond. Ideally volunteer rangers will be out on the trails once a week but we can accommodate some flexibility in the schedule.

Weed Warriors

Weed Warrior volunteers are trained by conservation staff to recognize invasive plant species and proper removal techniques for each species. With staff permission, Weed Warriors independently manage invasive plants in our conservation areas. This volunteer opportunity is best for active, determined volunteers who want to help rid Lincoln of plants that are having a negative impact on our natural areas!

Contact staff for more information about these volunteer opportunities at conservation@lincolntown.org, or fill out the following Google Form to apply for our Volunteer Program: https://forms.gle/K6J2MnCf7CfNdmNX8