Our volunteers have a variety of skills, abilities, experiences, and interests. But they all have one thing in common: a desire to be involved in protecting and preserving the park system for future generations. Volunteers enjoy a rewarding learning and work experience and have countless opportunities to develop their interests and use their skills.


Regular groups of hard-working volunteers help maintain the conservancy and get a healthy physical workout in the clean air.

Marshlands Conservancy holds volunteer work projects for those interested in giving back to the conservancy. With a very small staff responsible for running all aspects of the sanctuary, we greatly value our volunteers and all the help they give to our various projects. Volunteer work usually includes trail and grounds maintenance jobs to help protect the varied habitats.

On designated Saturdays grounds project groups start at the visitor center promptly at 10:00 a.m. and end work around 2:00 p.m. All ages and groups, including families and teens, are welcomed.

Fulfill your community service hours while learning more about the history and habitats of the conservancy, enjoying the fresh air, and helping to maintain this beautiful site.


Project groups promptly start work at the visitor center at 10:00 a.m. and end work around 2:00 p.m.

Bring a water bottle. Please bring work gloves and dress appropriately for the weather, including wearing work boots or old shoes. We suggest wearing a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. In case of rain or snow, call the visitor center in the morning for information about cancellations. Other volunteer opportunities may also be available. Please contact Marshlands Conservancy Nature Curator Michael Gambino: phone (914) 835-4455 or email mxg3@westchestergov.com

Group members develop a close camaraderie that spans generations.

Local students are given an opportunity to receive community service hours for projects. A knowledgeable staff member always works alongside the volunteer crews. We like to show our volunteers there is a way to garden that is both good for your health and good for the environment!


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A board member recalls her first experience volunteering through the Environmental Educator Training Program held at Marshlands Conservancy and Cranberry Lake. The program was coordinated by volunteer Barbara Hicks, and later Penny Berman. Mary B. Davis, Program Director, along with curators Alison Beall, Ken Soltesz, and Jeff Main, taught the 20-session course (offering four college credits from SUNY Purchase and Manhattanville College).