Get Involved


Why Volunteer?

There are many ways to support the work of the Peconic Land Trust. One way is to join us as a volunteer.

Whether it’s sharing your expertise as a Connections program leader, weeding and watering planting beds at Bridge Gardens, clearing trails, helping create our successful fundraising events, or attending work days at the Agricultural Center -- we rely on our volunteers in so many ways!

“I became a volunteer because when I started to transition to a permanent full time resident of the East End I wanted to find an environmental opportunity to help preserve the beauty of the East End. I also wanted to begin to meet people who are full time residents. A friend recommended Bridge Gardens as a possible volunteer option and said to me Bridge Gardens attracts kind and gentle souls who love the beauty of the area. That recommendation clinched it! This turned out to be true in my experience volunteering with Bridge Gardens.”

Susan Barbieri


We offer many interesting and exciting ways to contribute in the field as well as in the office!

Connections Events: Share your expertise as a program leader, or greet and check in guests, then stick around to enjoy the program.

Stewardship: Our stewardship needs are diverse -- from planting beach grass, helping remove invasive plants and installing natives in their place. repairing fence lines, cleaning up trails and preserves, to being the Trust's eyes and ears in the field.

Fundraising/Office support: The Trust is always reaching out to supporters and prospects. Come work with us either in Southampton or Cutchogue and help with mailings, research and other tasks that really make a difference.

Committees: The Trust has a number of Board-led committees that assist us in our operations, including Outreach, Public Policy, Stewardship, Philanthropy, and more. If you have expertise that you would like to share, we'd love to hear from you.

Bridge Gardens: Weeding, deadheading plants, greeting, and checking in guests at horticulture workshops and more.

We look forward to working with you to conserve Long Island's Working Farms, Natural Lands and Heritage!

Volunteers at Washstation

How to Apply

Interested in getting involved? Please email us at You'll also need to download, fill out, and return the Adult and Youth Release Form. Minors are welcome as volunteers, with parental approval, and our youngest helpers will need to be accompanied by an adult. Also, available for download is our Volunteer Handbook.

For more information contact Kathy Kennedy. We look forward to working with you!

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Peconic Land Trust needs your support to protect the working farms, natural lands, and heritage of Long Island.