Volunteer

Volunteers make the difference!

Our organization got its start in 1990 with a group of concerned citizen volunteers that worked quietly, but effectively, for several years to protect much of the Piedmont that our community enjoys today. That volunteer spirit and commitment to the organization continues to grow, helping to enhance and strengthen our land conservation and education projects. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who have given their time and energy over and over again to help Piedmont Land Conservancy reach our conservation goals.

Volunteer Opportunities:

*NEW OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE: Fridays at Faith Rock – Trail Building Opportunities for Everyone*

Take a Friday afternoon off this spring and enjoy some time outside creating a last impact for all to enjoy! Help build a new trail at Faith Rock Natural Area in Randolph County on Friday afternoons March 10th through April 28th from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Bring gloves, boots, appropriate clothing, water and a snack. All tools will be provided. Meet at gate on Faith Rock Road (Google Maps – 1047 Faith Rock Road ), pull in and park in clearing. Look for Tony McGee our trail builder. This event is weather dependent – text Tony if weather is questionable (336-830-5070).

Enjoy being outdoors while learning about the remarkable Revolutionary War history of this special place. Faith Rock is a Natural Heritage Site as well as a County Cultural Heritage Site. PLC acquired Faith Rock last year and is transferring the property to the Town of Franklinville for use as a natural area park and a connector from the Deep River Trail, a rail trail which runs along the Deep River.

General office help: We periodically need people to help with odds and ends such as errands, filing, computer work, research, phone calls, mailings, and all sorts of various administrative tasks. It might not always be the most glamorous work, but it is a critical part of our organization and makes a big difference. There is an ebb and flow to this type of work, often depending on the season, and we like to have a pool of reliable folks to call as needed.

Events & Outings: Piedmont Land Conservancy hosts events ranging from multi-farm tours to monthly outings designed to connect people of all ages with nature. The best aspect about volunteering for PLC events is that they are ever-changing, as are the volunteer needs. If you want to take photos of a farm tour, pick up fresh strawberries for an outing, help lead an environmental education session, or just serve as an extra set of hands in general – we can surely find a fit for you at some of our events.

Community Outreach Volunteers: Community Outreach Volunteers help our staff carry out our vision of educating the community about the importance of land protection, including wildlife habitats, local farms and food, clean water, and connecting people to nature. Opportunities include assisting with special events, presenting to community groups, tabling at various events, and/or contributing writing, photography, and video projects for our outreach and marketing efforts.

Friends Volunteers Emily Allen Wildflower Preserve, Friendship Garden (Forsyth County): PLC sincerely appreciates all the Friends Volunteers who donate their time and energy each spring and fall to work in the Emily H. Allen Wildflower Preserve, Friendship Garden. With their help, we are able to maintain the beauty of this 6-acre wildflower garden located near Historic Bethabara in Winston-Salem. Under the permanent protection of Piedmont Land Conservancy, the Friendship Garden is home to a unique collection of over 500 species of native plants.

If you would like to spend time with like-minded people in a truly unique garden setting, please join us for spring or fall workdays (see dates for spring 2017 workdays below). For more information on volunteering in the Friendship Garden, contact Mindy Mock at mmock@piedmontland.org.

Spring 2017 schedule

  • Friends Volunteer Workdays (all are 9:00AM-12 noon, lunch will be provided):
    • Friday, March 10
    • Saturday, March 18
    • Wed., March 29
    • Friday, April 7
    • Wed., April 19
    • Saturday, April 29
    • Friday, May 12
    • Saturday, May 27
  • Open Garden Day – Saturday, April 8 10:00AM-2:00PM — The Preserve will be open to the public, and we will need volunteers to serve as docents stationed throughout the garden, staff the welcome table, help set up snacks and lunch for the volunteers, and direct parking.

Trail Building/Site Stewardship: Occasionally PLC offers trail building or site cleanups/stewardship opportunities at various preserves and protected properties. This could involve building new trails, doing maintenance on existing trails, removing invasive species, or picking up trash and debris.  Stay tuned to our events and outings page for upcoming opportunities! Or fill out our volunteer form so we can alert you when these opportunities are available. *See new opportunity at top of page!

Interested in volunteering? If you are interested in volunteering, please email ldardanell@piedmontland.org or call (336) 691-0088.