Ways to Help

The Attleboro Land Trust is a volunteer organization.  There are many ways that you can help us carry out our mission of land conservation, education, and advocacy.

Attend an event.

From time to time, we hold events such as the following:

  • Guided walks
  • Educational activities for families, sometimes in partnership with schools or the Attleboro Public Library
  • Opening ceremonies for new properties
  • A annual membership meeting held in the fall which is open to the public and features a guest speaker

Watch for announcements, or contact us if you would like to receive a notice of coming events.

Join our volunteer pool.

We need help on a regular basis for activities such as:

  • Clean-ups of our properties, generally held in the spring and fall and usually involving pruning shrubs to widen overgrown trails and picking up trash.
  • Projects to improve our properties, such as clearing of new trails, boardwalk construction, and sign installation.
  • Planning and staffing events such as those described above.
  • Administrative support, such as mailing out fundraising letters and updating our mailing list.

Contact us if you would like to be notified of volunteer opportunities.

Become a site steward.

A site steward is a volunteer who “adopts” one of the Attleboro Land Trust nature preserves, individually or with a group, such as a group of neighbors, church group, youth group, or fraternal organization.

Duties of a site steward:

  • Walk the property on a regular basis
  • Pick up litter
  • Report vandalism
  • Help with routine trail maintenance
  • Assist with special projects

Contact us if you are interested in serving as a site steward.

Help with a committee.

The following committees carry out much of the ongoing work of the Attleboro Land Trust.

  • Property Management
  • Land Acquisition
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Education & Outreach
  • Finance
  • Community Garden
  • Technology

Contact us if you are interested in working on a committee.

Help encourage partnerships.

We are fortunate to work in supportive partnerships with local government, schools, churches, fraternal organizations, youth organizations, other non-profits, and local businesses on projects with shared environmental and educational goals.

Contact us if you would like to explore the possibility of partnering, formally or informally, with a group that you belong to.

Become a board member.

The Attleboro Land Trust Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who meet regularly to guide, monitor, and support the activities of the organization.  Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the long-term financial stability of the organization.
  • Ensuring that we meet all legal requirements for maintaining our non-profit, tax-exempt status.
  • Approving all real estate transactions.
  • Being guided by the standards and practices established at the national level by the Land Trust Alliance.
  • Participating in at least one committee.

Board members are elected by the membership of the Attleboro Land Trust for 3-year terms at our annual meeting.  Before offering to serve on the board, it is recommended that an individual gain experience by participating in other ways as described above.