Have you wanted to get involved - and maybe get your hands a little dirty at the same time?  Protecting land takes passion, occasional heavy lifting, and dedicated volunteers help make it all happen.  Across our many project sites, around the office, and in the community, local land conservation needs champions like you. Take a look at a few of our volunteer opportunities, and find your perfect way to connect with the land you love.  Don't see anything that quite fits?  Just let us know how you'd like to make a difference in local land conservation!


Idler’s Rest Stewards

There are plenty of projects to do at this gem of a recreation area just outside of Moscow, ID. Trail maintenance, sign creation and installation, weed removal, and other tasks are always on our docket. If you love getting your hands dirty and working directly with the land, this could be the volunteer opportunity for you.  Work days are scheduled throughout the year.


Biological surveys

Each time we take on a new conservation project, the site needs to be visited and a survey of the plants and animals present is required. If you have skills in this kind of work and want to spend some time outdoors seeing new land and helping other scientists gather data, this type of volunteer activity is for you. Folks helping with this would accompany a staff member or experienced board member.


Photography/Videography

Are you handy with a camera? Know your way around video and sound editing? We are hoping to create some great video stories. If you have experience with videography, would enjoy visiting some beautiful lands, and want to talk to some amazing families, this could be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.


Event Assistants

You can help us coordinate and facilitate our larger events like the Annual Conservation Celebration in early November. If you love to organize, set up, or facilitate events and/or talk to people about the land, we could use your help.


Volunteer Naturalists

Do you have a knack for teaching and knowledge of the natural world? Consider volunteering to lead guided nature hikes (wildflower walks, bird walks,forestry talks, historical tours) at Idler’s Rest or some of our conservation easements. If you have an idea for a great naturalist tour that you want to provide, let us know. 


Office Support

Larger mailings of newsletters, postcards, and letters generally occur just a few times a year but the work is involved and many hands would make light work. If you are able to donate a few hours at a time to help stuff envelopes and address letters let us know. 

For more information about becoming a Palouse Land Trust volunteer, contact Jaime Walker at 208-596-4496 or at jaime@palouselandtrust.org. We look forward to working with you.