Join ACLT's "Force of Nature"


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ACLT! Scroll down to see a list of the types of jobs that keep our volunteers busy.  Please complete the form below and we'll add you to our volunteer mailing list. If at any time you are no longer interested in volunteering, please send an email to:

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1. Are you a part of the Maryland Master Naturalist Certification Program?

2. Would you like additional information about the Master Naturalist Program?

3. Where did you hear about ACLT (e.g., at an event, from a friend, facebook, etc.)?

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Volunteer Opportunities


Here is a list of some of the volunteer activities you can be a part of. In the next section, you can check off which activities interest you.


Farm/Garden:  If you love to be in the garden, we need help planting, weeding, watering and harvesting!  Double Oak Farm supplies fresh naturally-grown fruits and vegetables to local food pantries. You’ll be helping so many people with your volunteer hours!  We also have pollinator gardens, rain gardens and demonstrations that are teaching tools for the public.


Wednesday Woods Workers (WWW): This group meets every Wednesday at the ACLT Southside Trailhead from 9 until approximately 11 a.m. Activities include invasive plant removal, trail maintenance, boardwalk and bridge building, etc.  You should be reasonably physically fit because there is lots of walking and labor involved.


Thursday Trail Adventurers (TTA):  Our Thursday group completes tasks similar to those taken on by the WWW crew; however, the Thursday group works on the North Side trails. The TTA crew meets every Thursday from 9am until roughly 11am at the North Side trailhead. 


Weekend Trail Work/Special Trail Maintenance Events: This is for people who would like to work the trails on the weekends or on their own schedule. Many of our larger weekend workdays take place during the fall and spring, however we may send out the call for various trail projects during the summer growing season.


Bird Nest Box Maintenance and Monitoring: ACLT maintains nest boxes for warblers, barn owls, and wood ducks in various locations on our properties. Volunteers are needed to monitor and maintain these nest boxes at specific times throughout the year.


Hiking & Canoe Guides: ACLT sponsors a number of guided hikes and canoe trips throughout the year. We also receive requests from outside groups. If you join this group, training is provided. 


Weekend Visitor Welcomers: Volunteers spend a few hours on weekends greeting visitors at each of our trailheads, making sure they have maps and know where they're going, answering questions, etc. Training is provided.


Science Initiative Opportunities: ACLT has an active science committee that is tasked with carrying out scientific research on various aspects of the property, such as bird and fish diversity studies, forest diversity studies, phragmites removal, etc.


Events Team: Volunteers are needed to help set up and assist in running the various events ACLT hosts each year. Other events are held off-site (e.g., Calvert County Fair, PRAD, etc.). For those events, ACLT sets up a booth and volunteers are needed to answer questions and promote ACLT to visitors. Training is provided.


Committee Membership: ACLT provides staff support to several committees, such as the Science Committee, Outreach and Membership, etc. We welcome new members.


Office Support:  Help keep up with our communications plan by assisting with mailings, updating community calendars, etc.  Great options for volunteering from home!

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