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Geographic Information Systems Volunteer–Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust

Use your GIS skills to help animals

The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust (the Trust) protects wildlife by permanently preserving and connecting habitat. The Trust is looking for a volunteer (click to view expanded position description) with experience using ArcGIS to assist with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects. The volunteer will help to create orthographic, topographic and habitat maps of the Trust's wildlife sanctuaries. Volunteer work can be performed from home or in our Gaithersburg, Md., office.

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteer will learn about the Trust’s program, mission and sanctuaries, and learn about innovative ways the Trust can use GIS to advance its mission.

Becoming a volunteer

Requirements for our Volunteers:

  • Must have experience using ArcGIS
  • Excellent critical thinking and communication skills
  • Able to work well independently

Commitment Policy:

  • At least eight hours per week for up to three months or until project completion


  • If working remotely, must have access to a computer with ArcGIS software and access to the Internet
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must pass a criminal background check


  • Please review the description and restrictions above to help determine if our volunteer opportunity is the right fit. If you would like to proceed, please fill out the volunteer application.
  • After review of your application, a staff member will contact you to discuss the opportunity. If we mutually determine that the opportunity appears to be a good fit, you will be asked to fill out an authorization form allowing us to carry out a background check.
  • Before becoming an official volunteer, you must pass the background check, sign a volunteer agreement, and sign a waiver/release of liability.

Fill out a volunteer application now »

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