Volunteer with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

Thank you to our 2021 Volunteers! Click here to view the slide show from our Volunteer Appreciation Party.

Currently, we are not accepting applications for new volunteers. We will be reposting our volunteer application before our 2022 stewardship season begins–check back in March to sign-up.

If you have questions about volunteering, email volunteer@mohawkhudson.org.


Look for these opportunities to volunteer with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy starting in the Spring of 2022:

Land Stewardship

  • Trail Maintenance
    Love the outdoors? Join an upcoming workday! Help us pick up litter, cut back invasive vines and shrubs, and maintain trails at our preserves in Albany, Schenectady, and Montgomery Counties. Land stewardship activities are great for groups that want to volunteer. Email us to arrange a group volunteer stewardship day.
  • Become a Preserve Steward
    Volunteer as a preserve steward and help us monitor and maintain one of our 20 public nature preserves. Walk the trail networks weekly or monthly, complete light maintenance, and notify us of any significant maintenance needs or vandalism. Training will be provided to all volunteers.
  • Become a Rail Trail Ambassador
    Join the Friends of the Rail Trail (FORT) Committee on the Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail volunteering as a Trail Ambassador to guide visitors, patrol, and serve as trail custodians.

Community Outreach

If you love the Conservancy and want to tell everybody about our preserves and easement program, consider volunteering at a local fair or festival. Outreach volunteers hand out educational materials and talk to people about our local area and the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s work. Even if you’ve never been an outreach volunteer before, we can pair you with an experienced volunteer.


  • Event Support
    MHLC hosts several large events each year, including the fall fundraiser, Hike-a-Thon, and new preserve openings. Volunteers help set up and take down these events, managing a variety of tasks that make these events a success.
  • Hike Sweepers
    Want to volunteer while attending one of MHLC’s guided hikes? Being a hike sweeper means ensuring the group stays together on the hike, taking photos, and reporting back to the office with a few details about the excursion.


If you prefer to help indoors, we can use your time and skills in the office assisting with our mailings, data collection, and distribution of other promotional materials.

Want to learn more? Read about some of our current volunteers on our blog! We suggest beginning with an interview with Kathy Meany, Bozen Kill Preserve Steward.

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