Photo by Beth Welch.

Join Us!

The Barrington Land trust is always looking for volunteers to help to preserve the remaining natural resources of Barrington, Rhode Island and adjacent areas including water resources, streams, ponds, marshlands, woodlands, and scenic and natural sites, as well as the plant and animal life. Here are some ways you can get involved.

Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form.

Land Stewardship Program

Land stewards help monitor the properties owned and managed by the Barrington Land Trust. They monitor their designated property for invasive species, waste dumping and other encroachments. Land stewards may also participate in trail maintenance and clean up. To learn more about becoming a land steward, please contact

Tuesday Trail Team

The Tuesday Trails Team meets on the second Tuesday of every month (weather permitting) from 10 am to noon to help manage and maintain the properties owned and managed by the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. Work includes removal of invasive plants, trail maintenance and construction, bridge repair, trash removal and beach cleanups.

It’s a great opportunity to get outdoors, learn about local habitats, including best practices in managing these diverse properties, and to work alongside a great team. You’ll visit some hidden gems of undeveloped properties in town. Work is directed by an experienced project leader. All you need to bring is good shoes, work gloves, loppers and/or pruning shears if you have them, and a love of the outdoors. A regular commitment, though desirable, is not necessary.

If Tuesdays don’t work for you, let us know when you’re available. With sufficient interest, we can start a team on another day of the week.

Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.

Student Stewardship Team

Students age 14 and older can obtain community service hours and help preserve the Barrington’s natural environment by participating in the new Student Stewardship Team of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust. All high school age students are welcome to participate, regardless of what school you attend.

Download the Release Form and Student Commitment Form for Student Stewardship Team To learn more, email Cindy Elder, Executive Director of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust.

Depending on the students’ interest and the time of year, volunteer work may involve outdoor experiences such as trail maintenance, clean ups, planting, and special projects involved in the maintenance of Land Trust properties. Students can also contribute their skills in photography, film making, graphic design, writing for publications or social media, research, and other activities.


The Land Trust will provide experienced adult supervision and all necessary tools; no power tools will be used. Work opportunities will be scheduled with consideration for student schedules, including activities on weekends and school vacations.

Thank you!