Our volunteers are amazing! Each year our core group of volunteers grows with more talent and dedicated people who believe in our mission to protect the watershed. Come be a part of a great team, doing great things. 

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How to Volunteer for the CREW Land & Water Trust

  1. Download our CREW Trust Volunteer Application (WORD) or CREW Trust Volunteer Application(PDF).
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Send it to us with a cover letter or note by mail ( 23998 Corkscrew Rd Estero, Fl 33928) or email (crewtrust@crewtrust.org) .
  4. We’ll contact you for an interview.

Our volunteers help to sustain the CREW project with their expertise and dedicated hard work.They include our Board of Trustees and committees, our generous hike and seminar leaders, our behind-the-scenes trail maintenance and road clean-up crews, research and species monitoring teams, office helpers, and special projects creators.

In FY 2015, the CREW Trust’s volunteers logged 5,306 hours of time, valued at over $122,409.42! THANK YOU!!!

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  • Outreach Events
  • Marketing
  • Environmental Education
  • Trail guides/assistants
  • Trail maintenance
  • Exotics removal
  • Trail Stewards
  • Special Events
  • CREW Concert

If you’d like to join one of our volunteer teams, send us your CREW Trust volunteer application and let us know how you’d like to help. We conduct interviews and background checks on all volunteers.

Keeping track of volunteer hours is important to the CREW Trust for receiving grant money, for reporting purposes, and to recognize those who give of their time, energy, skills and talent. A special thanks to our volunteers who help us protect the watershed and habitat associated with CREW!

Internships at CREW

Download the CREW Volunteer/Intern Application.Melinda Schuman Crew Intern and Ellen Lindbad CREW Jim Goodwin SFWMD Lygodium Day Oct 2001

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.