Volunteer

Want to Help Protect the 1000 Islands?

Fill out TILT's Volunteer Questionnaire and email it to [email protected], or drop it off at the TILT office (135 John St. Clayton) - we'll help you figure out which volunteer opportunity is right for you! 

Want to get your feet wet ( mostly figuratively...)? Join the Land Trust at a Volunteer TILTrek!

We always need volunteers. Join us!

  • Office Help - Aid staff with mailings, making phone calls, writing articles, maintaining TILT's social media and other office needs Internships available.
  • Photographers - Photograph preserves, treks and events (we are happy to credit your work.)
  • Special Events Assistants - Help at events by taking tickets, serving food, directing parking, etc.
  • Steward Trail Maintenance Assistants - Help staff build bridges, benches and other trail amenities. Become a trained Preserve Stewardship Volunteer.
  • Kids Korner Garden & Natural Play Area Maintenance - Help staff and local kids maintain and expand the Kids Korner Garden and Natural Play Area at Zenda Farms Preserve. Internships available.
  • Trek or Event Hosts - Host a trek or fundraising events at your house or facility.
  • Trek Leaders or Lecturers - Share your knowledge and expertise with others through an outing and/or presentation.
  • Transportation - Provide boat transportation for treks and other events on the islands

Clubs, Scout Troops, Schools, Corporate Teams, Religious Organizations, etc are welcome to volunteer: Just call the TILT office to discuss which opportunity would be best for your group: 315-686-5345

Stewardship Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Apr9

    Common Tern Nesting Grid Installation

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:30am

    TILT Office

    The terns will return to the Eagle Wings shoals and Tidd Island soon! Help us get their nesting sites ready for the season.

  • Apr27

    2018 For the Trees

    "For the Trees" Arbor Day Celebration

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:30am

    Zenda Farms Preserve

    Join TILT at Zenda Farms Preserve for our 7th Annual "For the Trees" Arbor Day Celebration!

  • Jul20

    2018 loon paddle, painted by John Miller III

    Annual Loon Census with Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:00am

    Various Locations

    Count the Common Loons outside your home or your favorite spot in the 1000 Islands for one hour, and contribute important data for conservation!

  • Aug27

    Common Tern Nesting Grid Removal

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 8:30am

    Eagle Wing Shoals and Tidd Island

    The Common Terns are gone, so the grid must come down! Volunteer to help take down the gull exclusion grid with TILT and Save the River.

  • Sep14

    TILT drone photo taken at Fall Stewardship Day 2018

    Fall Stewardship Day

    Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00am

    Potters Beach Preserve

    Join TILT and participate in the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach program, where we will clean up natural and marine debris on Potters Beach.