EBC needs volunteers to do many things, but let’s simplify things. We do run a pretty lean machine, with less paid staff than virtually any other land trust, despite the fact that we are second in land base only to Nature Conservancy. Volunteers have been a big help. We need help on many fronts, but I’ll simplify that list. If you would like more suggestions, or have anther idea, call Bob Barnett or talk to one of our directors.

Land Steward

As a land steward, you will be assigned one (or more if so desired) of our reserves to monitor. You will be required to visit the reserve at least once a year to check on things, and ensure that the reserve is not being misused.


As a non-profit organization, funding is always a priority. If you or anyone you know has any ideas on ways to bring money to our foundation, we would love to hear them!


Help spread the word about the great work we are doing at EBC! Volunteer with us at a fall fair, contact us about leading a nature walk in your area, or arrange an opportunity for EBC to speak at a community event! Community outreach events are great ways to educate individuals about land trusts and often the way in which we meet most of our land donors!

Administrative Assistance

We could always use a hand in the office! We send out a newsletter a few times a year and would welcome any assistance in assembling, stamping and mailing them out.  This is a great way to see what goes on in the office and would be a great learning experience for someone considering a career in a non-profit and/or land conservation field.

Eyes and Ears

Take a look at the map of our existing reserves and keep an eye out for property listings in your area. You can help us extend our reserves or create new ones by contacting us about available properties.

Become a Board or Committee Member

Join us for a few meeting and consider becoming part of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy and make a difference in our future!  Although we are situated in Toronto, many of our members are located outside of Toronto and so we hold meetings in Shelburne and Toronto.

Become a Volunteer

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