These half to day-long outings combine exploration of our unique conservation properties with rewarding work projects. From erosion control projects and trail work to native seed propagation and invasive plant removal, volunteers get to break a sweat and gain an insiders view of our protected lands. Work projects vary in difficulty and are always followed by a fun, informative hike.
Working in teams of three, our Conservation Monitors visit our protected properties annually. Collectively, our monitors visit protected lands where they hike, take photos, complete written reports, and identify issues of concern for our stewardship department. Minimum time commitment is two field trips per year plus two training days.
Go To Team
The Go to Team is a group of volunteers who are our on-call stewardship crew. In addition to completing routine maintenance projects on MCF preserve properties, the Team also responds to emergency situations such as downed-trees, blocked roads or fire hazards. Time commitment is flexible; projects occur on various properties throughout the year.
Our office volunteers, friends and supporters help with a range of projects, from fundraising efforts, technical assistance, hikes, outings, to events and more. If you have a special skill you would like to offer, please contact us to get involved!
MCF offers student internship opportunities for academic credit through Monmouth College and on a very limited basis. Interns are usually recruited through the Environmental Studies and/or Natural Resources Management Departments prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters. For more information, email (is this viable/worth building upon?)
Perks of Volunteering with MCF
Access to diverse and beautiful properties
· Educational and skill building opportunities
· Great community
· Annual Volunteer Celebration