volunteer

As a nonprofit organization, we rely heavily on support from our dedicated volunteers. Their combined efforts allow our small organization to make a big impact as we extend our conservation efforts across the county.

We would be happy to match you with a volunteer position that fits your interests. Volunteer opportunities include working in our office, staffing exhibits, maintaining trails, planning events, and more.

Whether you’d like to help out once a season, once a month, or once a week, there is always room for growth in Saratoga PLAN’s family tree.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Current Needs

  • Feast of the Fields volunteers are needed to assist with the silent auction, farm ingredient pick up, general tasks, and day-of assistance (September 18). Email laurak@saratogaplan.org to volunteer your valuable time and talents.

In the meantime, explore our general volunteer opportunities and send us an email if you’re interested!

Stewardship/Trail Work

Get your hands dirty and help maintain conserved lands in the process!  Cleaning brush, building trails, monitoring preserves – they do it all! A great way to enjoy the outdoors and make a difference doing so.

Administrative Assistance

From data entry to filing to mailings, we could always use an extra hand in the office.

Special Events Volunteer

From greeting guests to organizing outings, put your clear communication skills and attention to details to use.  Let us know if you’d be interested in future event opportunities.

Outreach Volunteer

Sometimes we need a hand reaching all the corners of Saratoga County. We’d love help distributing literature, including event flyers, newsletters, and other important information about conservation to our nature preserves and public areas.

JOIN A COMMITTEE

If you are dedicated to serving PLAN on a regular basis, consider reaching out to us to learn more about the following committees:

Stewardship

Help manage PLAN’s preserves and conserved lands in order to preserve and enhance the ecological integrity of each property and maintain public access and use in harmony with natural habitats.

Development

The Development Committee provides the Board of Directors and staff with guidance and counsel on operational funding for the organization by reviewing, discussing, evaluating and helping to implement proposed fundraising and marketing strategies.

Next Generation

The goal of this new PLAN committee is to create a team of like-minded young professionals that will brainstorm, create, and carry out projects to benefit PLAN and Saratoga County while encouraging the next generation of conservationists and land stewards to get involved.

Countywide Trails

This committee consists of trail user groups, representatives from area towns, and County planners. Their aim is to advance the regional trail network proposed in the Saratoga County Green Infrastructure Plan. Learn more here.

Whether you’re ecstatic about volunteering or have questions before you commit, we’d be happy to hear from you.  Please email alexf@saratogaplan.org to sign up for or inquire about any of the above opportunities.

Monday, October 15th –  “Volunteer stewards joined PLAN staff at 9am at the Bog Meadow Preserve parking area on Meadowbrook Road. They spent the next 6+ hours hauling lumber from the parking area to the work site, where they built about 600’ of bog bridges and worked on drainage ditches as well.  This was an awesome accomplishment – mostly in a light rain and in lots of mud. PLAN provided sandwiches and beverages for a lunch.”

Bill Lasher
Monday Morning Steward

“Volunteers are the heart and soul of Saratoga PLAN. They set the course and make things happen! I feel honored and uplifted every day to have the opportunity to enable a talented pool of dedicated souls in their efforts to conserve the landscape of Saratoga County. Having a small staff of 6 providing the support for a large force of over 250 kindred spirits makes PLAN a truly strong, resilient and effective community organization.”

Maria Trabka
Executive Director
Saratoga PLAN

“I feel a huge commitment to preserving the beautiful places that I have hiked, swum, and skied through all my life.”

Emily Einhorn
Communications Intern