Be A Volunteer

With over 5,500 acres of protected land, many sets of eyes, ears and hands are needed to monitor, preserve and maintain our special places in this world. Keeping our operation running smoothly and accurately takes many hours of record keeping and data input. Join us as we work to keep a treasure for generations to come.

Volunteer Opportunities

We wouldn’t be where we are today without the work of volunteers. Join us as we work to keep Steep Rock Association a treasure for generations to come. There are many opportunities for you to help (see below). If you have other ideas or ways to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Denise Arturi. Seasonal opportunities are directly below or scroll down for ongoing opportunities – we need your help throughout the seasons.

Snap Happy People

Calling all snap happy individuals. We are looking for volunteer photographers to photograph events and happenings in our preserves. We can provide a camera if you do not have your own.

Judea Garden Project

Judea Garden, The Giving Garden, grows and distributes organically grown produce to our neighbors in need. Whether working in the Garden itself, helping with distribution or doing supportive work, there’s a place for every volunteer to use their skills or develop new ones.

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Office Help

Help is needed to keep our Preserves and programs running smoothly.  Ongoing work includes: data entry, scanning and organizing.

Data for Science

Do you enjoy observing nature? Will you help us collect data for science? Training is on us. Collect info on frogs, birds, plants, insects and more. Conservation science needs you now more than ever.  The only requirement is an interest in the natural world.

Trails and Preserves Maintenance

With over 40 miles of trails and many more miles of boundaries, volunteers are needed to help keep it all in tip top shape.

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10aug5:30 pm7:00 pmWeed and Wine WednesdaysEvery Wednesday June 8 - August 175:30 pm - 7:00 pm Judea Garden, 124 Christian St

13aug9:00 am5:00 pmOdonata (Dragonfly and Damselfly) Survey BlitzA Community Science Project9:00 am - 5:00 pm Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian StreetEvents:Events,Programs,Volunteer OpportunitiesRegister Here

15aug5:00 pmSummer Saunters with SRA: Hidden Valley Bridge Loop5:00 pm Hidden Valley Preserve-Main Lot, 198 Bee Brook RdEvents:Events,ProgramsRegister Here

17aug5:30 pm7:00 pmWeed and Wine WednesdaysEvery Wednesday June 8 - August 175:30 pm - 7:00 pm Judea Garden, 124 Christian St

20aug9:30 am12:30 pmAugust Monthly Trail Work PartyA Volunteer Opportunity9:30 am - 12:30 pm Events:Events,Programs,Volunteer OpportunitiesRegister Here

20aug3:00 pm5:00 pmJudea Garden Open GardenA Volunteer Celebration3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian StreetEvents:Events,Programs,Volunteer Opportunities

Where Volunteers Till the Soil

To feed their neighbors!