Do you like taking care of things? Then, become a Preserve Caretaker and help keep Land Trust Preserves in tip-top shape!
Preserve Caretakers volunteer 4-6 days per year from April-October to help maintain and care for Land Trust kiosks, signs, benches and bridges. The scope of duties, level of physical difficulty, and hiking mileage vary with each Preserve (see below for details). We need two levels of Preserve Caretakers:
Level 1 Caretakers:
Help inspect and maintain kiosks, signs, benches, and bridges including:
- Check for basic structural integrity and stability.
- Check for sharp edges and/or splintering.
- Wipe benches and signs clean.
- Sweep bridges and platforms.
- Use our online form to report maintenance issues. Submit my form!
Level 2 Caretakers:
Help sand, stain, and repair kiosks, bridges and benches. Once a year for 1-2 days depending on Preserve. Please note: we often hire youth crews or put together work parties to help with these tasks. Rest assured you will not be alone with a big project!
Preserve Caretakers are needed at the following Preserves:
- Camp Polk Meadow Preserve: level 1 needed for kiosk, benches and small bridge. All easy walking from parking. Level 2 needed for weed whacking the meadow trail. Moderate walk with more challenging tasks. Read more.
- Indian Ford Meadow Preserve: level 1 needed for kiosk, benches, and interpretive signs. Easy walking along .5 mile gravel trail. Read more.
- Metolius Preserve: level 2 needed at South Fork of Preserve for kiosk, bridges and benches. Easy walking, challenging tasks! Level 1 needed at the North Fork of the Preserve to care for kiosk and bridges. Moderate walking. Read more.
***To become a Preserve Caretaker: Thanks for all your enthusiasm! Preserve Caretaker positions are all filled for 2014!***