How to apply

To volunteer, simply complete our on-line application, or if you prefer, you can download a printable pdf version of our application and mail or fax it to us.

Please note: You must be 18 years of age or older to apply online.

To apply online:

To apply in person:

We will contact you to discuss opportunities.

Submit your volunteer hours

Keeping us updated with your hours helps us to recognize the enormous contribution that our hundreds of volunteers donate each year.

Our Volunteer Information Center (VIC) provides a secure and easy way to keep-in-touch with our volunteer program. You can post and review your hours, update your personal and emergency contact information, or change your password at anytime from any Internet connected computer. You’ll login with your email address and password to securely access your information.

Volunteer Handbook

Click here to view and download the 2024 Volunteer Handbook.

Mohonk Preserve Volunteer Agreement

Mohonk Preserve strives to create an environment where visitors, staff, and volunteers can come together to share their passion for and connection to nature that reflects an ethical relationship to the land entrusted to us. We seek to pursue excellence in all our endeavors, with careful planning, flexibility, and an openness to new ideas that further our mission. We will act with respect and integrity toward all those connected to the Preserve, and cooperate and live in harmony with our neighbors. We recognize and appreciate the teamwork between staff, board, and volunteers that makes fulfilling our mission possible.

In pursuit of these values, volunteers are expected to treat everyone with respect and abide by the policies included in this manual. Failure to comply with these policies may result in dismissal from the volunteer program.

By signing this form, I acknowledge that I have been provided a copy of the Mohonk Preserve Volunteer Handbook and have reviewed it. I understand that volunteering with Mohonk Preserve is not for a specified term and is at the mutual consent of Mohonk Preserve and myself. I agree to abide by the Policies and Procedures laid out in the Volunteer Handbook.

Banner photo by Glenn Koehler