Be A Volunteer

With over 5,200 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

There are so many ways to help, whether in the Garden itself, helping with distribution or doing supportive work that keeps the Judea Garden project going. There’s a place for every volunteer to use their skills or develop new ones.


Admin 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. Duties, Skills Needed, Commitment: An interest in the natural world

Tip Top Shape

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

Upcoming Events

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18apr9:00 am12:00 pmEarly Spring Planting at Judea Garden9:00 am - 12:00 pm Judea Garden, 124 Christian Street

20apralldayGive Local 2021(All Day)

22apr8:00 am10:00 amCelebrate Earth Day with Steep Rock Association8:00 am - 10:00 am Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian Street

24apr9:30 am11:00 amTrail Manager Program: A Unique Volunteer Opportunity9:30 am - 11:00 am Zoom Meeting Room

24apr10:00 am1:00 pmAnnual Earth Day Festival10:00 am - 1:00 pm Bryan Memorial Town Hall, 2 Bryan Hall PlazaEvents:Events

Where Volunteers Till the Soil

To feed their neighbors!