team of volunteers installs new bridge over the stream along the trail at Baltimore Woods

Join the Volunteer Team
at Baltimore Woods 

The vibrant community of volunteers at The Woods is a group of individuals who share similar interests and a passion for environmental stewardship and education. Whether it be contributing to the health of our natural world through maintaining the land, or being a friendly, helpful face around the Interpretive Center, each volunteer is essential to keeping our organization running smoothly.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities,
call the office at (315) 673-1350
or email [email protected]!

See how our team of volunteers recently worked on replacing culverts at Baltimore Woods!

Special volunteer opportunities!

volunteers lay dirt along the trail Stewardship Work Days
at Baltimore Woods

Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday, April 6 – removal of invasive plants or construction of new trails
Saturday, May 4 – construction of new trails
Saturday, June 1 – construction of new trails
Saturday, July 6 – removal of invasive plants
Saturday, August 3 – removal of invasive plants

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gardener kneeling and weeding Stewardship Work Nights
at Baltimore Woods

Wednesdays from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 3 – removal of invasive plants or construction of new trails
Wednesday May 1  –  construction of new trails
Wednesday, June 5 – construction of new trails
Wednesday, July 3 – removal of invasive plants
Wednesday, August 7 – removal of invasive plants

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Why volunteer with us?

Our front desk volunteers greet visitors, answer our phone lines, and help with office projects.

At Baltimore Woods, our volunteers are essential for our organization to function and meet its mission of conservation and place based nature education in CNY. All volunteers are able to contribute their personal skills and talents to better The Woods each day, while channeling their energy into positive pursuits, of which there are many! Volunteers often gather for trainings or special projects related to ongoing research on the preserve, and to learn more about their passions, including birding, local foods, and forest ecology! Join us in appreciation at a volunteer lunch once a month.

If you are interested in volunteering your time with us at The Woods, please email Sue Jones with your contact information and interests.

What are you interested in?


Volunteers help Baltimore Woods staff organize and run annual fundraisers, like the native plant sale!

Maintenance includes: Lawn mowing, Trail Work, Snow Removal, Gardening, Woodworking and Invasive Species Removal. Land management projects are usually tasked to our A-Team, which meets on Wednesday mornings at 9:30am, at Baltimore Woods. If you’re available at this time and want to learn more, click here!

Office volunteer opportunities include: Reception, Mailings, Data Entry, Desktop Publishing, Editing, Typing, Bookkeeping and Phone Calls. At the front desk, it is also your responsibility to greet incoming guests, and assist them if needed.

Program/Events opportunities include: Baker, Food Prep, Setup/Cleanup, Parking and Local Foods. Each month, we hold a volunteer lunch at Baltimore Woods, to show how much we appreciate all of their hard work! Also, we hold annual community dinners, to show our appreciation for those that support us and our mission.

The skills opportunities are intended for people with specific skill sets that would like to donate their talents to The Woods. The opportunities include, (but are not limited to!): Electrical Work, Carpentry, Horticulture, Art Gallery and Education. If you feel you have a skill set to offer The Woods, and would like to donate your time, contact [email protected]!

Baltimore Woods runs on volunteer steam, and the donation of your time to help our organization run smoothly is always appreciated! If you don’t have spare time to donate, then see if there is a match for you on our wishlist, or donate online!