Volunteer with Eastern Sierra Land Trust

Volunteers Preserve the Eastern Sierra

Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s success and growth can be directly linked to the work of volunteers. Volunteers founded the organization and raised the funds needed to hire staff. Volunteers participate in stewardship surveys, maintain our website, help with mailings, coordinate special events, serve as ambassadors for the ESLT at events, and more.

In return, volunteers are rewarded with the knowledge that their work is meaningful and has contributed to preserving exceptional lands in the Eastern Sierra. The Land Trust recognizes volunteers for their work and accomplishments. As well, volunteering also provides an opportunity to attend special events, meet new people, learn new skills, and work with a dedicated and knowledgeable staff.

Why Volunteer with ESLT?


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Volunteer Opportunities Include:

AmeriCorps Intern

We are seeking enthusiastic conservation minded people to devote a year to serve for the protection of Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. For this year of service you will receive skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and get an education award at your end of service.

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Fundraising Assistants

Help develop regional events and lands celebrations that raise funds and educate the community about our work. Help with grant research and other activities associated with fundraising. Help build support for our expanding education and volunteer programs.

Lands Volunteers

Work on a conservation easement to improve the land—remove invasive plants, install fences, create trails, etc. Join our Highway Cleanup team and beautify the lands along Scenic Highway 395. Help with upkeep and improvements in our Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden, located in our office front yard.

Photographers and Artists

We need artists. There is no better way to convey to the importance of our work than through artistic expression. The land we preserve is stunning. We have a continual need for original images that capture the beauty of the area, the culture of agriculture, and the diversity of plants and animals in the region. We need photographers to record special events. We need painters to capture the subtle detail of a preserved meadow, or the majesty of mountains rising above an easement. We need sculptors and art metal craftsman to produce commemorative works and signage. We welcome skilled photographers who can add to our published works.

Events & Outreach Volunteers

Join staff members in putting together enjoyable and educational events that demonstrate the significance of the conservation values ESLT is working to protect for future generations. Help organize events such as conservation easement celebrations, field trips, and represent the Land Trust at community events. Write articles for the newsletter, or help develop and design community announcements.

Office and Administration Aid

A huge amount of behind-the-scenes action goes into protecting land. Work with ESLT staff to develop mailing that spread the word about ESLT’s successes. Offer your technical skills to assist the organization with technical troubleshooting and general IT counseling.

Committee Member

Are you interested in having a larger role in the ESLT? Consider joining one of the committees that drives the decision-making process in our organization. The ESLT growth has been fed by the incredible experience our committee members bring to the organization. We have a strong Lands Committee and a motivated Fundraising Committee and a budding Events Committee geared towards education and public outreach.


To apply for a volunteer position, please send an e-mail to info@eslt.org. Include your name, contact information, the type of volunteer work you want, and provide general information about your background and skills. Let us know if you have a particular area of interest. We will send you a volunteer application for you to complete and return.

The list doesn’t stop here…
If you have another skill you think might be useful to ESLT, don’t hesitate to suggest it. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to involve the public and promote our mission.

For more information contact us at
(760) 873-4554 or info@eslt.org