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Volunteers are critical to our mission of protecting the New Jersey Pinelands. There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and we need your help! Volunteer opportunities are listed below. Have a different idea, skill or project? Call Volunteer Manager, Mike Pippin at 609-859-8860 ext 115 or email him Mike@PinelandsAlliance.orgto get involved.

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  • Pinelands Watch Network: Get involved and make a difference in conservation issues in the Pinelands! As a volunteer you will be kept up to date on Pinelands issues, engage with local planners and officials, and advocate for Pinelands protection. You will play a key role in advocating for the protection of the Pinelands under the guidance of Policy Advocate, Rhyan Grech. Contact Rhyan to get involved by emailing or call her at 609-859-8860 ext 122.
  • Stewardship volunteer: Represent the Alliance and help with clean ups, trail work, and other outdoor projects in the Pinelands National Reserve. You would work under the guidance of Stewardship Coordinator, Jason Howell. Be prepared to get dirty, work hard and have fun. Contact Jason to get involved by emailing or call him at 609-859-8860 ext 125.
  • Office Projects: Volunteers help us with activities such as mailings, research, manning the Pinelands Visitors Center, and so on. Schedules are flexible, and we would provide any preliminary education or training you might need.

  • Farmstead Projects: Our offices are located on a historic farmstead in Southampton, NJ. There is a colonial brick farmhouse, carriage house, large renovated barn and other outbuildings. There are several gardens and a native grassland on the property. Farmstead volunteers engage in the physical work that must be done to keep the property in shape. Work is primarily done spring, summer and fall.

  • Fairs and Festivals: Volunteers staff our table at the many fairs and festivals where we go to meet people, distribute literature, and get folks interested in the Pinelands. We provide the necessary training and can team you with experienced staff or volunteers.

  • Garden volunteer: If you are a gardener, or are interested in getting into gardening, you can help us manage our native landscaping and historic garden beds at our headquarters. You would work under the guidance of staff or the Master Gardeners of Burlington County.

For more information about all other volunteering, please contact Mike Pippin at 609 859-8860 x 115 or by email at

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