Volunteers play a crucial role supporting the success of the St. Simons Land Trust. In fact, over 200 volunteers donate over 3,000 hours annually to conservation, education, events and administration. For most volunteer opportunities there are no specific skills needed other than a smile and enthusiasm for the preservation of our beautiful island. Check out our volunteer opportunities below and let us know where you would like to help.
For those who enjoy working indoors, the Land Trust staff will request assistance from volunteers to help with large mailings, answering the phone, and entering data.
Greet and assist visitors of the Cannon's Point Preserve to have a safe and enjoyable time in the outdoors. Training is required prior to volunteering. The Preserve hours are Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Event volunteer opportunities such as the Annual Land Trust Oyster Roast, CoastFest, and assistance with other community outreach events alongside staff.
For Land Trust properties to remain safe and accessible to the public, volunteers are needed for constant land maintenance. Conservation volunteer opportunities include property monitoring, trail work, repairs to structures and equipment, and occasional assistance with research projects.
The Land Trust’s most utilized education opportunity is being a Cannon’s Point Preserve docent. Cannon’s Point Preserve docents have the option to receive additional training in specific areas of interest to become tour guides or conduct bike patrol. In these roles they can share information with visitors on ecology, natural history, local history, and wildlife. These volunteers also help monitor any negative impacts to the conservation values of properties and help educate visitors about the importance of not harming these values.