TLC began as a volunteer organization, and we could not have come this far without the support of our dedicated volunteers. There are numerous opportunities to help TLC save the places we love here in the Triangle. If you would like to volunteer in a way that is not listed below, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Trail Crew - Volunteers assist with stewardship of TLC properties by providing many types of physical support in the field. Their projects are varied and interesting, and include building kiosks, removing invasive plant species, building and maintaining trails and cleaning up streams. If you'd like to receive e-mail announcements of upcoming trail workdays and other projects, join our Trail Crew e-mail list!
Site Steward - Site Stewards assist in stewardship of TLC properties by walking the trails and boundaries of our preserves, doing light maintenance during these walks, and reporting on conditions to the TLC’s Stewardship staff. Contact TLC Land Manager Walt Tysinger for more information email email@example.com.
Conservation Corps - Volunteers preserve and improve the physical and biological components of TLC’s Nature Preserves. The Conservation Corps meets on a regular, weekday basis to carry out trail construction and maintenance, invasive species monitoring and control, basic construction and woodworking projects, general landscaping, property and equipment maintenance, and garden construction and management. Join our Conservation Corps e-mail list!
Weedwacker - Learn how to identify the invasive plant species on TLC properties and a variety of techniques for eradicating them. Training as a Weedwacker will also equip you to better manage your own property, whether you live on a quarter-acre suburb lot or a farm. All skill and strength levels of volunteers are needed. If you can negotiate uneven terrain without difficulty, you can be a Weedwacker. Training and tools will be provided. Join our Weedwacker e-mail list!
Consulting Volunteers - Individuals or companies with special talents or expertise who provide pro bono project-based services. These volunteers work with the staff member who has oversight responsibility for a particular project. Consulting volunteers help us with real estate law, estate planning, land surveying, land appraisal, natural resource evaluation (i.e., biologists), regional planning, leading outings (with experience in outdoor leadership or natural science), grant-writing, writing articles, photography, and graphic design. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and area you wish to assist.
Committee Members - Dedicated volunteers with special skills and experience are recruited for committees that focus on different aspects of TLC’s activities:
Conservation Strategies Committee
Finance & Investment Committee
HR & Governance Committee
"I just really love the outdoors. For me, it’s the belief in something bigger than myself and also having the ability to leave a legacy, because this is all we’ve got."