Volunteer

The Ballona Wetlands Land Trust is a grass roots community organization. We rely completely on the efforts of our members, who help in any number of ways, primarily by giving their time, special talents, enthusiasm and also donations. Below is a brief list of opportunities to help acquire the entire Ballona Wetlands ecosystem and work to restore what we have already helped to preserve .

Community Outreach

Tabling

We need volunteers to do tabling at local farmers’ markets. We will train you and team you up with other Tablers as well as provide you with a table, brochures, signup sheets, etc. You will talk to the people walking by about the issues. Usually the goal in tabling is to educate the public on the latest about Ballona, sign up new members, sign up new volunteers, get people to participate in a post card campaign or petition, and to take in donations. It’s a lot of fun to talk with all kinds of people. Often, they’ll thank you for doing work for such a worthy cause, a very gratifying reward for getting out on the front line. We also need Tablers for our once a month Stewards event. If you want to help the cause and be on the land but feel like getting dirty might not do it for you we are always looking for people to man the table and welcome the volunteers on our day on the Wetlands. For more information please contact us at landtrust@ballona.org or call us at 310-264-9468.

Administrative Help / Office Work

We need help with the day-to-day running of the Land Trust. Even helping 1 or 2 hours a month is a welcome donation of your time. Your tasks would include updating the database, answering the phones, helping with mailings and any other of the many activities that keep the Land Trust organized. If you are interested please call us at the office, 310-264-9468.

Phone-banking

Phone banking is not for everyone but means so much to the organization. We need volunteers to call members to ask for donations to support our on-going work. We provide you with training and the phone. It is critical that we raise enough money to support our strong legal and advocacy team. If you are interested, please let us know so we can inform you of our next phone-banking event.

Ballona Stewards

The Land Trust has worked for many years to preserve the Ballona Wetlands. It is important that as a community we work to rehabilitate our land. We provide you with this opportunity by running our monthly Stewards Clean-Up day, which the Land Trust is now co-sponsoring with community group Go Ecokids. Stewards is a program that happens on the second Saturday of the month and involves cleaning and mending the land we fought so hard to protect. Click here for more information on Ballona Stewards.