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St. Simons Land Trust


As a member of the St. Simons Land Trust, you can be sure that your dollars go to work directly in our community to preserve the scenic and natural qualities of the Island.

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Become a Volunteer with the St. Simons Land Trust!

Find the right volunteer opportunity for you! Our Volunteers are among the finest, most dedicated people we know and they make a lasting impact in our community nearly every day. Plus, they do it all while having fun! Docents who regularly work at Cannon's Point, tell us that their days at the Preserve are their favorite days of the week. Whether it's leading tours and educating visitors at Land Trust properties, maintaining trails, helping with events, or assisting with administrative projects, we couldn’t do our work without our dedicated volunteers. Please reach out to Marty Moody at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in joining our corps of dedicated volunteers.

Below you can read further about these opportunities and you may even recognize some of the friendly faces!




For Land Trust properties to remain safe and accessible to the public, volunteers are needed for constant land maintenance. Conservation volunteer opportunities include property monitoring, trail work, repairs to structures and equipment, and occasional assistance with research projects.


The Land Trust’s most utilized education opportunity is being a Cannon’s Point Preserve docent. Cannon’s Point Preserve docents have the option to receive additional training in specific areas of interest to become tour guides or conduct bike patrol. In these roles they can share information with visitors on ecology, natural history, local history, and wildlife. These volunteers also help monitor any negative impacts to the conservation values of properties and help educate visitors about the importance of not harming these values.


For those who enjoy working indoors, the Land Trust staff will request assistance from volunteers to help with large mailings, answering the phone, and entering data.


Event volunteer opportunities such as the Annual Land Trust Oyster Roast, CoastFest, and assistance with other community outreach events alongside staff.

Top Volunteers

Since 2017, the Land Trust has recognized a Volunteer of the Year. This is someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty, dedicating many hours to the Land Trust for the benefit of the community. With so many amazing volunteers to choose from, the Land Trust also decided to recognize an additional five volunteers, known as Top Volunteers. These are individuals who have donated hundreds of hours of their time to volunteering with the Land Trust in a variety of opportunities.


Volunteer of the Year: Jackie Magnant

Top Volunteers: Chris Bone, Richard Burgner, Marti Jeffers, Jan Keith-Young, Jeff Young

*Combined volunteer hours from Top Volunteers in 2019: 501 hours

2019 Top Volunteers

(Pictured: Marti Jeffers, Richard Burgner, Jackie Magnant, Jeff Young, Jan Keith-Young, Chris Bone, Miriam Lancaster)


Volunteer of the Year: Richard Burgner

Top Volunteers: Chris Bone, Jack Brodhag, Marcie Kerstetter, Dave Kerstetter, Pat Lynch, Marti Jeffers, and Richard Burgner

Top Volunteers at LSSI 33

(Pictured: Richard Burgner, Pat Lynch, Marcie Kerstetter, Chris Bone, Marti Jeffers, Dave Kerstetter, and Jack Brodhag)

Top Oyster Roast Volunteers: Georgia Kellogg, Richie Williamson, and Joe Willis

2020 OR top volunteers


 More Volunteer Photos

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St Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast   Chris Moncus Photography   9293