Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust!
We truly value the crucial role that volunteers play in supporting our mission. As a volunteer with the ORMLT, you’ll be part of a dedicated team committed to protecting and stewarding land throughout the Oak Ridges Moraine.
You’ll have an opportunity to share your skills, learn new ones, meet great people, and make a lasting impact by safeguarding and preserving ecosystems for future generations.
Be a part of protecting nature…forever!
As you explore our volunteer page, you’ll discover a variety of rewarding opportunities that you can tailor to your interests and schedule. Whether you’re passionate about organizing events, designing digital content, education, or helping with hands-on conservation activities at one of our breathtaking nature reserves, there’s a place for you with the ORMLT.
If you’re interested in learning about one of our upcoming events, you can find more information here.
Nature Reserve Guardians
Nature Reserve Guardians are involved in supporting our nature reserves across the moraine. Three of our main sites are the Beeton Forest Nature Reserve (New Tecumseth), the Starcliff Nature Reserve and Maple Cross Nature Reserve (King Township)
Volunteers in this role are involved with a range of activities, including property and biodiversity monitoring and reporting, trail maintenance, planting, helping to maintain a pollinator garden, general garden maintenance, clean up, and education for special event activities.
Native Seed Collection
This role provides the opportunity to participate in seed collection activities that support habitat restoration efforts for the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler. As a volunteer with this project, your efforts will contribute to the conservation and protection of this endangered bird and many other species at risk.
Restoring Kirtland’s Warbler habitat in Ontario provides many benefits including enhanced biodiversity and helps to create a resilient ecosystem that fosters increased biodiversity. Our current needs are in Northumberland, Onatario.
Drone Specialist – Land Monitoring
If you’re skilled with the use of a drone (whether as a professional or hobbyist), we have an exciting role where you can help with monitoring our nature reserves across the Oak Ridges Moraine. Using technology and drones is another important way we can monitor our properties, particularly those that have limited or challenging access.
If you love operating drones, we’d be pleased to have a conversation about how you can support the ORMLT.
Public Engagement & Event Ambassador
If you love meeting people, this is a great way to partner with our team to share our mission. In this role, you’ll help to educate, inform, and welcome visitors and volunteers to the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust at outreach events and our Nature Reserve event activities. You’ll also have an opportunity to assist with our virtual events which extend our reach to the broader community.
Communications & Technology
If you’re passionate about communication, design or technology and are looking for a way to share your skills, there are a number of ways to get involved.
Social Media/Content Creation: Researching and creating content for our social media channels, e-newsletters, and blog posts. Developing social media graphics. Assisting with developing content calendars for monthly communications.
Graphics, Design and Videography: Assist with designing brochures, handouts and developing, editing a variety of videos for our social media channels, website, presentations and promotional campaigns.
Our communications/design roles are virtual opportunities and provide the flexibility to contribute from the comfort of your home, on a schedule that’s convenient for you.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
If you’re interested in getting involved, the next step is to complete our volunteer application. Once we’ve received your application, when there’s a good match with your interests, we’ll be in touch to provide further information on next steps. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us here.