outreach & special events volunteer opportunities

Saratoga PLAN has a robust calendar of outreach and fundraising events each and every year. Come help us craft, organize, promote, coordinate, run activities, and keep each event running smoothly.

Outreach & Education Events Volunteer

Outreach & Education event volunteers will assist Saratoga PLAN in a variety of outreach and education events throughout the year – birds walks, guided hikes, earth day celebration, and tabling at community days.

Tasks may include:

  • Plan, coordinate and promote events
  • Staff information booths and distribute information
  • Greet and orient event participants
  • Provide courteous, welcoming, and informed information
  • Enter information into event summary database

Volunteer Position Benefits:

  • Gain valuable knowledge on land conservation in Saratoga County
  • Meet and work with other dedicated volunteers
  • Further hone your outreach skills, and share your area of interest/expertise with event participants

Qualifications:

Volunteers must have strong communication and customer service skills, are able to take direction and complete tasks with little supervision, and have an interest in supporting Saratoga PLAN’s outreach goals. Ability to maintain a pleasant attitude under pressure is important.

If you have any questions about Saratoga PLAN’s outreach & special events volunteer program, reach out to our Community Relations Coordinator, Emily, at: Emily@SaratogaPLAN.org.


Fundraising Events Volunteer

Fundraising volunteers assist Saratoga PLAN in earning funds to directly support the organizations mission. Adding these much needed resources will allow Saratoga PLAN to continue conserving the farms, woods, waters and trails of Saratoga County.

Tasks may include:

  • Plan for the event in the months leading up to it
  • Organize and coordinate logistics
  • Run raffles or auctions at events
  • Secure in-kind donations for raffles or auctions
  • Assist with set-up, clean-up and staffing on the day of event
  • Plan and organize a fundraising event for Saratoga PLAN!

Volunteer Position Benefits:

  • Gain valuable knowledge on land conservation in Saratoga County
  • Meet and work with other dedicated volunteers
  • Work according to your own schedule

Qualifications:

Volunteers should enjoy planning events, organizing or managing administrative tasks. Volunteers must possess creativity, organization skills, and commitment to see the fundraiser through to the end. Ages 18+.

If you have any questions about Saratoga PLAN’s fundraising volunteer program, reach out to our Community Relations Coordinator, Emily, at: Emily@SaratogaPLAN.org.


Message from Saratoga PLAN’s Community Relations Coordinator

Join your friends and neighbors, and make a difference by volunteering with Saratoga PLAN! There’s no better way to connect with your community while simultaneously supporting your local land trust than by becoming an events volunteer. Our events volunteers work with Saratoga PLAN staff, and other dedicated volunteers to plan, organize and run outreach, education, and fundraising events throughout the year.

The type and frequency of work that our event volunteers varies between outreach, education and fundraising. Your involvement can be as frequent or as varied as your schedule and lifestyle permits, as well as the type of work that you are interested in doing.

Let us know if you are interested in getting involved with Saratoga PLAN and joining us as an events volunteer. We would be happy to have you share your enthusiasm for Saratoga County’s farms, woods, waters and trails by helping PLAN offer the community a variety of ongoing outreach, education, and fundraising events.

If harnessing your skills in planning, greeting, and educating is something that you might be interested in, we always welcome additions to our events planning team. Whether you’d like to help out once a season, once a month, or once a week there is always room for growth in Saratoga PLAN’s family tree.

Hope to hear from you soon!

-Emily