CREW needs YOU!
Our dedicated, caring and informative volunteers are essential to the continued success of CREW Land & Water Trust. They do everything from trail maintenance and clean-up to leading guided hikes and staffing outreach events. Our interns work with our staff and volunteers to provide quality education programs, help with citizen science and help our residents and visitors understand the importance of the watershed.
How to Volunteer for the CREW Land & Water Trust
- Download our 2017 CREW Trust Volunteer Application (WORD) or 2017 CREW Trust Volunteer Application (fillable PDF).
- Complete the form.
- Send it to us with a cover letter or note by mail (23998 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928) or email addressed to volunteer coordinator Savannah Kushner (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
- We will review your application, complete a background check and contact you for further information or to schedule an interview.
Not sure in what capacity you’d like to volunteer? Let us help you. We have many opportunities, and we encourage our volunteers to try everything until they find the perfect fit.
- Outreach Events
- Environmental Education
- Trail guides/assistants
- Trail maintenance
- Exotics removal
- Trail Stewards
- CREW Concert
- Special Events
Our volunteers are asked to log their hours through an online tracking system. We use this information when applying for grants and in our annual report. In fiscal year 2018, our volunteers contributed 8,498 hours to the CREW Trust which is valued at $196,048 by the IRS.
Internships at CREW
The CREW Trust typically selects one or two unpaid interns each semester, and sometimes we need one during the summer.
Interns help us with public outreach and our environmental education programs, leading field trips, public relations, marketing, and assisting with special events. They also get experience working with field research and monitoring projects like water monitoring, maintaining trails, working with volunteers, and doing office tasks. Working with a cooperative project such as the CREW Project gives our interns experience with multiple agencies and exposes them to a variety of career options. Feel free to call us to discuss internship opportunities or email a cover letter and completed application to Savannah Kushner, education coordinator (email@example.com).
Our Sun Brigade program is on hold for the spring 2019 semester. Please contact Savannah Kushner (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any information or questions related to this program.
This unique leadership opportunity is open to FGCU students who are looking to expand theirskillset. You’ll gain valuable skills while leading hikes for area students.