Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Yearly Overview

See how the volunteer year evolves: outreach, stewardship, event, and administrative needs.


February: newsletter mailing early in the month; newsletter distribution; poster distribution for Spring Auction; Annual Meeting: often a potluck, help is needed with setup;

March: Spring Auction 2nd Saturday

April: trail work, cleanup

May: trail work, clean up

June: Mailing party for the summer newsletter early in the month; newsletter distribution; June 6th, National Trails Day (trail work); volunteers at the South Berwick Strawberry Festival - hulling and booth help


August: Volunteer Social - help needed with setup, cleanup, parking, serving; Mill Field Festival booth in mid-month;

September: newsletter mailing late in the month, Eliot Festival booth last Saturday

October: Lead a hike, help out on a hike; Annual Fund mailing party

November: Lead a hike, help out on a hike



Volunteer Opportunities

Want to give of your time and talent? Great Works has many volunteer opportunities in stewardship, membership development, events, office help, and committees. Contact the office at 646-3604 or email to talk with staff about how you would like to work with us. Rhyan Romaine is Development Coordinator, Patti Mitchem is Administrative Coordinator, Darrel is Stewardship Director, and Brenna Crothers is Outreach Coordinator and Stewardship Assistant.

Ways you can help:

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Stewardship: Darrell DeTour, Stewardship Coordinator email

Trail work and property clean up: We periodically schedule trail work days and an occasional cleanup day.

Monitoring: The Trust needs volunteers to help monitor the conservation status of Trust owned land and properties for which the Trust holds easements.

Stewardship Committee: (planning field work)

Field Surveys and Baseline Data Collection: Although not regularly scheduled, volunteers are needed periodically to help conduct field surveys, i.e., watershed, water quality or habitat assessments; and document features of properties for which the Land Trust holds an easement. Also, we would like to have GPS coordinates for all of our properties and trails.

Conservation Focus on Beaver Dam Heath, York Pond area, Bauneg Beg Mountain Conservation Area, Tatnic area, Mt. Agamenticus: Help us reach our conservation goals.


Great Works is often invited to work with school groups and scouting groups. You could make a presentation, lead a workday, lead a hike, help coordinate a program.

Lead a hike or special wildlife viewing event.

Membership Leadership and Outreach

Development: Fundraising committee work, individual and business donor prospect outreach

Calling all photographers! Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? Help us out with your great shots of our properties!

Marketing and website design and production, social networking

GWRLT Booth at local festivals: Volunteers interact with the public and staff display table at community events and festivals throughout the summer and early fall.

Distribution of newsletters in early October, February and June. Pick a town!

Host a small reception.

Events: We hold one major fundraising events a year and a few smaller ones. Volunteers work in a variety of capacities and are indispensable to the success of our events.

Spring Auction: always the 2nd Saturday in March.

Spring Auction Committee begins work in late fall to solicit and gather items for the auction.

Administrative help needed includes data entry, tracking tickets, attending to the details in the last week, follow up data entry.

Auction set-up on Friday and Saturday morning

Auction night requires at least 25 volunteers

Volunteer Social: First Thursday in August, event support, set up, clean up.

Mailing parties: we send out  our newsletter three times a year: early February, early- to mid-June, and late September. A cheerful crew gathers and gets the job done in a couple hours. Occasional other mailings occur throughout the year. Patti Mitchem, Administrative Coordinator, handles these. More often than not, the mailing parties are held at South Berwick Senior Center, 9:30-11:30 on a Wednesday morning.

Office help: Organization of files, scrapbooks. Data entry. Tax records research.

Grant writing and research