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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Garden Volunteer - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: The gardens at Naumkeag are calling! With its views of Monument Mountain, its stunning collection of gardens created by Joseph Choates's daughter, Miss Mabel Choate, and Fletcher Steele over 30 years, its original artwork, and its shingle-style house, Naumkeag creates an unforgettable experience for visitors and volunteers. Be a part of our garden team and lend a helping hand in keeping the Afternoon Garden, Tree Peony Terrace, Rose Garden, Evergreen Garden, and Chinese Garden beautiful! If your passion is gardening, and you have a few hours to spare each week, we would love to have your help!  Join our new weekly garden volunteer group on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Additional opportunities available to gardeners that are committed and able to grow into independent roles. Help maintain the gorgeous gardens of Naumkeag, learn from our excellent Horticulturist, meet other volunteers that share your passion for gardening and be a part of maintaining the garden creations of Mabel Choate and Fletcher Steele! Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. • If you are not feeling well, please stay home • If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home • Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property • Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing • Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): • Working with staff to assess gardening needs • Weeding, deadheading, edging beds, pruning, planting, harvesting • Seasonal garden tasks such as raking and mulching • Log volunteer hours weekly and maintain communication with staff supervisor Qualifications: • An eagerness to participate in maintaining Naumkeag’s gardens • Ablility to use hand tools • Ablility to follow instructions and work on a team • Have appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activity • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and ability to bend and kneel • Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces Skill Level: Open to novice, intermediate and advanced gardeners Time Commitment Needed: Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Please Note: This is a weather dependent event, and will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.  Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Stockbridge, MA

12/2/20 9:00 AM + more

Park Steward - deCordova

Opportunity Overview: Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles west of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming. Stewardship is key to Trustees properties -- providing positive first impressions, enhanced visitor experience and reputation for outstanding conservation and care of special places for all to enjoy. Our stewardship team is responsible for construction, to development and maintenance of our buildings, gardens, entrances and so much more. Do you like to garden, do light carpentry, paint, and see the result of your work being enjoyed by others? If so, the role of a volunteer park steward is perfect for you! Our friendly and professional stewardship staff will work beside you to share best practices and exchange knowledge. As a not-for-profit organization, we benefit greatly from the talent and skillsets of our volunteers. We treat our volunteers well and love having them return again and again. Our volunteers consistently comment on how much they enjoy the Trustees team, positive atmosphere, opportunity to meet other people and genuine appreciation for a job well done! Schedules are flexible, based on your availability. Please note: A background check may be required Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Comfortable interacting with visitors and answering questions whenever possible Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Promote upcoming events and programs Assist with occasional trail special events Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Sign up for your available dates Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the park An interest in conservation Ability to complete physically vigorous work and enjoy interacting with people Ability to work independently or with a small team and communicate effectively Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Ability to walk on uneven surfaces and lift up to 15 lbs Minimum age: 18 years old Note: a background check may be required Time Commitment: Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday mornings, 9:00 am - noon. Six-month commitment desired. This is a year-round position. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Sandy Pond Road, MA

12/2/20 9:00 AM + more

WinterLights Event - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: Naumkeag, a 48-acre architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. In 1884, Joseph Choate, a prominent New York attorney and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, and his wife, Caroline, hired the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White to design a summer retreat. The result was a 44-room shingle-style home, where several generations of the Choate family lived until daughter Mabel Choate bequeathed it to The Trustees in 1958. This year during WinterLights, our beautiful garden will sparkle with thousands of shimmering, artfully designed holiday lights. Come be a part of our event team and help bring the magic of the holidays to Naumkeag, sharing holiday cheer with our visitors! Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Meet and greet visitors Assist with parking and wayfinding Assist with refreshments Monitor the lights and decorations, repairing or replacing as needed Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Assist with set up and clean up nightly Communicate regularly with staff Adherence to Trustees Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocol Sign-up for your available days Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to Naumkeag Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Good communication skills Willingness and ability to work in varying weather conditions Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways and trails Minimum age: 18 years old Time Commitment Needed: For WinterLights event days: Nov. 21, 2020-Jan. 2, 2021 Tuesdays-Sundays 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dec. 21 Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sign up for one day or as many as you like! To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Stockbridge, MA

12/2/20 4:00 PM + more

Tree Decorating - Fruitlands

Opportunity Overview: Let’s deck the trails around Fruitlands and add some natural beauty to the wintry woods! We will be decorating a handful of trees throughout the trail system for visitors to search for and/or just to happen upon while hiking this winter. We are looking for volunteers who can come to the Fruitlands property and help set up the decorated tree displays on the trails. If you would also like to create ornaments for this event, please see the Remote Decoration Making volunteer opportunity. Volunteers for this opportunity will sort and organize donated decorations, and then bring them out onto the trails, and decorate trees or areas identified ahead of time. There are two sessions available, and volunteers will participate individually or in teams of 2-3 in a safe, socially-distanced manner, to sort and hang the provided decorations. Enlist a friend or family member and sign up together! Tree decorating dates: Sunday, November 29, from 12pm to 3pm Thursday, December 3, from 12pm to 3pm COVID-19 Volunteer Safety The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Volunteers will be required to wear masks while at Fruitlands. Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing. Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Help sort and organize donated decorations into themed collections, pack them up to be carried out on the trails. Help walk decorations into the trails. Locate trees that will be identified and marked ahead of time. Do any necessary light clearing/preparing of the tree or area prior to decorating. Put your tree trimming skills to work! Hang provided ornaments on trees and create pleasing displays with the materials provided. Bring a fun and creative spirit. Follow Trustees' COVID-19 safety guidance by staying home if you are not feeling well, or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms recently; wearing a mask; maintaining social distance, wash hands or use hand sanitizer, sanitize tools, templates, and work space after your volunteer shift. Please notify staff 24 hours prior to your volunteer shift if you will not be able to attend, allowing other volunteers the opportunity to participate. Sign up for any of the dates available. Qualifications: Ability to walk roughly between 1-3 miles on mostly wooded, rolling trails. Keep in mind that the weather could be cold or snowy! Appropriate footwear and layers are essential. Be able to carry a reasonably-sized bag or backpack with tree decorations, twine, scissors, etc. A creative eye for arranging the decorations in a delightful way is helpful but not necessary! We need a few volunteers who would feel comfortable climbing a few steps up on a low ladder. Fun attitude! Availability during times offered. Reliable transportation to the property. Benefits: Beautify the trails for visitors to Fruitlands; create a sense of wonder and delight. Meet new people. Enjoy a hike on the Fruitlands trails – with a purpose! Access to future volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Time Commitment: This volunteer opportunity has two occurrences: Sunday, November 29 from 12pm – 3pm Thursday, December 3 from 12pm – 3pm Volunteers are not required to stay for the full 3 hours, but should arrive at the start time to receive a brief orientation from the volunteer leader. For more information email volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. More about Fruitlands In 1843, Amos Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane turned a swath of Harvard farmland into a Transcendentalist experiment in subsistence farming and Emersonian self-reliance, named Fruitlands, which ultimately disbanded after only seven months. In 1914, Clara Endicott Sears opened the grounds to the public, establishing a museum in the property’s 1820s farmhouse. Now, the 210-acre landscape encompasses five collections first established by Sears: the original Fruitlands Farmhouse; the Shaker Museum, the first such museum in the country; the Native American Museum, celebrating the history of indigenous peoples; the Art Museum, with a variety of rotating exhibits, contemporary art, and showcasing a combined collection of more than 300 Hudson River School landscape paintings and 19th-century vernacular portraits; and the Wayside Visitor Center, a classroom, education, and exhibition space.

Harvard, MA

12/3/20 12:00 PM

WinterLights Event - Bradley

Opportunity Overview: The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate is a 90-acre country retreat located a short distance from hectic Rt. 128. The Estate will transport you back 100 years to a bucolic world of majestic homes, elegant gardens, carriage rides, fields and woodlands – all the amenities of gracious, turn-of-the-century living in the Neponset River Valley. WinterLights is a family-friendly, visual evening time holiday light extravaganza! The evening will include something for the entire family – music, hot chocolate and maybe even a surprise visit from Santa! There are so many ways for volunteers to get involved, all in a COVID safe environment! Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property WinterLights Event Volunteers: From November 20, 2020 to January 2, 2021, volunteers are invited to assist staff with the WinterLights Event. Volunteers should plan on a shift starting at 4:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm. Event Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Meet and greet visitors Assist with parking and wayfinding Assist with refreshments Monitor the lights and decorations, repairing or replacing as needed Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Assist with set up and clean up nightly Communicate regularly with staff Adherence to Trustees Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocol Sign-up for your available days Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the Estate Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Good communication skills Willingness and ability to work in varying weather conditions Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways and trails Please note: volunteers must be 18 years old or older Time Commitment Needed: For WinterLights event days: Nov. 20 – Nov. 22 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Nov. 27 - Nov. 29 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dec. 1, 2020 – Jan. 2, 2021 Tuesdays - Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Excluding Dec. 24, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020 Sign up for one day or as many as you like! More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Canton, MA

12/4/20 4:00 PM + more

Park Ambassador - deCordova

Opportunity Overview: Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles west of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming. As a park ambassador, volunteers will stroll the park grounds sharing information about the park, answering general questions about events, programs and workshops while providing overall wayfinding information. Days and hours are flexible with preferred availability during peak visitation hours. Please Note: a background check may be required Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Interact with visitors, answer questions about the park, events, programs and workshops Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach Promote the Trustees’ mission and provide membership information Assist with special programs on an occasional basis Assist with light property clean-up, if needed Assist with administrative projects such as updating bulletin boards, restocking pamphlets & flyers Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Sign up for a shift Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the park Demonstrate good communication skills Desire to meet with the public, share knowledge of the park and the Trustees Dress neat and appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Flexible and independent Familiarity with deCordova Sculpture and Museum [preferred, but not required] Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Ability to pick up lightweight objects from ground level Minimum age: 18 years old Note: a background check may be required Time Commitment Needed: We are looking for volunteers who are willing to work at least two, two-hour shifts each month. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.  Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Sandy Pond Road, MA

12/4/20 5:30 PM + more

Visitor Services Volunteer - Notchview

Opportunity Overview: With more than 3,000 acres of rolling terrain and miles of groomed ski trails, Notchview, a part of the Hoosac Range in the Berkshire Hills, offers an idyllic escape all year round—but especially in winter. Much of Notchview sits above 2,000 feet; Judge’s Hill, the highest point, is 2,297 feet. Most of the reservation is covered with a red spruce and northern hardwood forest. Currently, we are seeking several Visitor Services Volunteers to assist our staff and visitors. Volunteers will assist Rangers with welcoming guests to the property, educating visitors on The Trustees’ mission, assisting with parking kiosks and promoting membership and programs statewide. This is a flexible volunteer role, prefer availability during peak visitation on weekends – weekday shifts may be available. Note: the ideal candidate must be over 18. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Requirements (may include but are not limited to the following): Provide an excellent experience for members, visitors, and their families Greet and direct visitors Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Share passion for the outdoors Assist with equipment rental, distribute member passes Assist groups associated with races and youth leagues. Work independently or together with other volunteers and staff Additional responsibilities will vary but may include wayfinding and providing additional guest information Help keep wood stove fire burning (special training required, optional) Adherence to Trustees Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocol Potential to volunteer on weekdays, following heavy snow days. Sign up for a shift Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Good communication skills Willingness and ability to work in varying weather conditions Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ski experience preferred, but not required Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways, snow and trails Minimum age: 18 years old Time Commitment: Flexible 4 hours shifts, weekdays and/or weekends during peak visitation hours. Volunteers will work closely with property staff to fill available shifts. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Windsor, MA

12/5/20 10:00 AM + more

Welcome Gate Attendant - Appleton Farms

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees is seeking a seasonal Welcome Gate Attendant to assist at Appleton Farms to ensure visitors have a positive experience on the property. Attendants welcome all visitors, initiate membership discussions, advise about regulations, and answer questions. Welcoming thousands of visitors each year, our gate attendants are often the ones who give visitors their first impression of The Trustees. Please note: a background check is required for this volunteer role Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Greet visitors in a warm and welcoming manner Educate visitors about fees and how they may pay the nonmember parking fee Educate visitors about the benefits of Trustees membership and how they can join Inform visitors about pertinent regulations Answer questions about the property, special events, programs, and more Report safety concerns, incidents, and maintenance needs Light cleaning of the gate booth Recording daily visitation; performing opening and closing duties Other duties as assigned Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Experience working in a customer service setting is strongly desired Outgoing personality and comfortable engaging visitors in conversation Must be detail-oriented Capable of working both independently and cooperatively with other staff Flexibility to work holidays, evenings, and weekends required Comfortable being outdoors in variable conditions Candidates should be able to lift 40 pounds and be comfortable on feet for extended periods You will receive training in visitor experience protocols, membership sales, Appleton Farms history and current operations. Time Commitment: Shifts available Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm and/or 1:00 pm-4:00pm and Sundays 10:00am to 1:00pm and/or 1:00 pm-4:00pm. This opportunity would begin immediately. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.  Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

12/5/20 10:00 AM + more

Tour Guide - Appleton Farms

Opportunity Overview: Appleton Farms seeks enthusiastic and outgoing volunteers to lead guided tours of the property with our visitors. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long, include a short walk while guides provide information about the history of Appleton Farms, the Appleton family, current property events/programs and all there is to do at the property. There are six tours per weekend, three each day, and tours are currently limited to a maximum of twelve participants. Training will be provided to guides, including information about the farm and family’s history, prior knowledge or experience is not required. Please note: A background check is required for this volunteer role Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Lead 45-minute walking tours of the property Provide information about the history of Appleton Farms and the Appleton family Provide information regarding events/programs and all there is to do at the farm Provide information about The Trustees and benefits of membership Answer questions regarding the farm, its history and current activities Communicate effectively with the public, staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Interest in history and/or agriculture Willingness to learn about Appleton family history, property history, Trustees background and agricultural practices at the farm Excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the Farm Enjoy working with and sharing information with people Prior experience in customer service and/or working with the public desired You will receive training in visitor experience protocols, membership sales, Appleton Farms history and current operations. Time Commitment: Saturdays 11:00am to 3:00pm and Sundays 11:00am to 3:00pm. This opportunity begins immediately. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 120 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

12/5/20 11:00 AM + more

Powisset Cooks - Powisset Farm

Opportunity Overview: Do you enjoy interacting with the public, making them feel welcome and comfortable? Do you have an interest in local and sustainable food? Would you like to be involved in our signature 'Powisset Cooks!' program? We are currently recruiting for motivated and talented volunteers to assist us during our cooking classes. This is a great opportunity to learn about seasonal ingredients, discover new recipes focused on local food, and absorb culinary tips and techniques from professional chef instructors. Come work 1 or 2 events, or all of them if you like! Responsibilities (vary depending on the event but may require): Welcome the workshop participants Help register guests Introduce the participants to Powisset Farm & The Trustees Help with the recipes, making sure participants have the tools they need Set the farm table, all while learning alongside the participants in the culinary class Helps with class clean up Work independently or together with other volunteers and staff Express interest in this role Adherence to Trustees COVID-19 guidelines Assist with virtual meeting tools such as ZOOM, videoing class Here are links to help you become familiar with ZOOM before the events. Click here or here. Qualifications Interest in talking to and working with the public Friendly and polite demeanor Interest in seasonal ingredients and farm grown food Ability to stand for extended periods, bend over, and lift 25lbs. A background check is required for all kids drop-off programs Experience with virtual meeting tools such as ZOOM (desired, but not required) Time Commitment Needed 3-5 hours per event. Volunteers sign up for events and shifts that fit their interests and schedules. Event Date Times #volunteers Edible Holiday Gifts (Adult)- CANCELLED 12/1/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Edible Holiday Gifts (Adult) 12/3/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Holiday Cookies Sure to Delight! (Adult)- CANCELLED 12/8/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Holiday Cookies Sure to Delight! (Adult) 12/10/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 You Made That? Holiday Cake Decorating (Adult)- CANCELLED 12/13/2020 11:00am-3:00pm 1 Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Night 12/22/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 2 Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Night 12/23/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 2 More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Dover, MA

12/10/20 5:00 PM + more

Appleton Farms Education Intern

Opportunity Overview: The Education Intern will work closely with Appleton education staff to advance the program and curriculum development of our farm field school programs, reaching local students from preschool through high school through farm-based school & education programs at the property. This internship provides the opportunity to gain skills and experience related to program development, marketing, planning, and implementation for school-aged children. We are seeking candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to early childhood education and an interest in local farming and seasonal cooking. Agricultural and culinary experience is desirable, but not required. We are looking for candidates who are eager to learn the nuances of working at a nonprofit organization and who are willing to take on the challenges of a start-up endeavor. Covid 19 The Trustees & Appleton Farms practice all recommended CDC guidelines and regulations to ensure safe visitation and program participation during this pandemic. This opportunity has the option to assist with in-person programming, during which we will practice mask wearing, sanitation, hand washing, social distancing and other health & safety procedures. Should you be interested in a remote or non-contact volunteer role during this time, this can also be coordinated. * Reports to: Education Manager Commitment: 3 month minimum commitment, rolling start Minimum 15 hours per week, Appleton Farms is open 7 days per week. Some weekend availability is preferable. Responsibilities (general responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following): Program Development & Implementation – Develop and deliver engaging, hands-on farm and environmental programming. Work with the Appleton education team to identify areas for growth across school, children’s and family programing, including partnership opportunities with local schools and other organizations, and help to develop pilot opportunities for testing new program concepts. Support large scale events and weekly programming. Marketing and Outreach – create information campaigns for concept programs, including flyers, signage, social media content, and other marketing materials. Program Support - work with staff on site in support of educational programs including inventory and supply management, signage, and program setup and breakdown when needed. Volunteer Management - coordinate with the Education Manager to identify education volunteer opportunities for educational farm programs. Log internship hours weekly. Qualifications: Experience in early childhood education programming and/or college-level course work in environmental science, early childhood education, sustainable agriculture or other related fields Demonstrated interest in sustainability, conservation, food systems, start-up business experience, and/or the nonprofit sector; Comfortable working with animals and in a teaching kitchen Currently pursuing or have recently completed an undergraduate degree; Strong communication and customer service skills; Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office, knowledge of design software including Adobe systems is a plus; Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously; Must be a self-starter and strong collaborator; Able to lift 40 lbs Willingness to undergo CORI/SORI background checks Ability to work some weekend days *This is an unpaid internship with a 3-month commitment offered on a rolling basis year-round with varying hours per week, with the potential to obtain college credit through your university. Occasional weekend work may be requested. The Education Intern reports to the Education Manager. This position is based in Ipswich, MA. Essential Functions: Development and delivery of engaging, hands-on farm and environmental programming Lead or co-lead educational experiences with private school and youth programs Support the growth of education programs on the farm Adapt and/or create farm-based curriculum for school-age students Assist with public events and programs on an as needed basis Employ risk management best-practices in development and execution of all educational programming Other duties as assigned Other: Background CORI/SORI check required Flexibility to work weekends is required. In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission. Semester: Fall and Spring availability Year: 2020 into 2021 About the Trustees: The Trustees of Reservations is the oldest land conservation organization in the world, founded in 1891 to “preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. The Trustees own 117 properties across Massachusetts on 27,000 acres, all of which are open to the public and supported by more than 125,000 members. About Appleton Farms: Appleton Farms is the oldest continually operating farm in the United States, established in 1636 by Samuel Appleton. Appleton Farms has been a Trustees property since 1998. The farm covers nearly 1,000 acres, 28.5 of which is farmed for Community Supported Agriculture. Appleton Farms is home to grazing cattle, historic buildings and many ecological wonders. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 1/31/22

Property Steward- Petticoat Hill

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors with service, to perform caretaking activities for Petticoat Hill in Williamsburg, MA. This position is a great introduction to the Trustees and a great way to get started with property stewardship. This opportunity requires observation and light trail maintenance. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Walk the trails regularly, talk to visitors and keep a record of anything notable (visitor encounters, property features, etc.). Remove trash, small branches, and other debris from the trails Report to the staff, including sending in the record of their notable observations, on a regular basis (at least monthly) Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: An interest in conservation Ability and willingness to work on the property Ability to work independently and as part of a team Dress in appropriate field clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions: hot and dry, cold or wet, etc. Observe Trustees trail and safety protocol Walk the property including on rough trails Lift up to 15 lbs. Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment Needed: 1-2 hrs per visit, 2-4 weeks per month; greatest need during the warm seasons (can be year round). More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Williamsburg, MA

Through 6/29/50

Carpenter Volunteer - Bradley

Opportunity Overview The Bradley Estate is looking for several individuals with a background in carpentry interested in undertaking building projects. Individuals should have a basic knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures. The majority of this work will be carried out individually with several opportunities to work on larger projects and assist or lead Trustees staff or volunteers. This position will be based at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton with individual projects to be completed remotely. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home and try another date down the road. Volunteers will be required to wear masks while at Bradley Estate Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Construct/repair trail or farm structures e.g. chicken coop, trail kiosk, sign boards, fences, footbridges, picnic tables, nest boxes, etc. Perform structural repairs/renovations e.g. barn siding, trim, doors, office and bathroom renovation, outbuildings Assist with design/drawings of bathroom and visitor center renovations Keep workshop clean and organized. Tuning up or repairing power and hand tools Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Knowledge of power/hand tools and an understanding of safety Ability to work with tools, lumber, and materials Ability to organize assigned tasks, for completion alone or with help Knowledge of building structures including but not limited to ceilings, windows, frames, roofs, as well as independent structures (chicken coops) is necessary Some experience and ability in reading as well as drawing plans Ability to work alone and as a part of a team Solid communication skills to update staff on project status and needs Traveling to nearby properties may be necessary Time Commitment: Minimum of 10 to 12 hours per month with a 3 month commitment. Flexible schedule. Ideally, volunteer would have some weekday availability to work alongside staff as needed. Location: 2468B Washington Street (Route 138), Canton, MA 02021 For more information Contact volunteer@thetrustees.org More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Canton, MA

Through 12/24/25

Property Steward- Chapel Brook

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors with service, by working to care for Chapel Brook in Ashfield, MA. As a Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work along with staff to help keep this property beautiful for all to enjoy; trail maintenance, parking area projects and more. Requirements (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces Participate in clearing of vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas. Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship work days to complete larger trail maintenance projects as well as new construction and propert improvement projects Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Must be able to perform vigorous work outside, using hand tools Transportation to the property required Must be comfortable taking on a project and working on it independently Must be able to and enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property Must be able to walk over rough terrain and lift/carry up to 25 lbs Able to work seasonal weather conditions Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Preferred: Basic knowledge of trail design principals Time Commitment Needed: Varies depending on the volunteer’s specific job responsibilities Preferred availability is 4 hrs per week Individuals available for special stewardship day events only welcome More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ashfield, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Land of Providence

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees of Reservations is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to perform property stewardship and invasive species control activities for the Land of Providence (LOP) property in Holyoke, MA. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Walk the trails regularly, talk to visitors and keep a record of anything notable (visitor encounters, property features, etc.). Help tidy the property of trash, small branches, and other debris from the property Report to the staff, including sending in the record of their notable observations, on a regular basis (at least monthly) Help remove invasive species such as Asiatic bittersweet, bush honeysuckle, and garlic mustard, primarily by assisting staff with cutting and herbicide application Occassionally coordinate a small group of volunteers to accomplish necessary maintenance/stewardship tasks Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Knowledge of and/or interest in native plants Don’t mind safely working around poison ivy and herbicides wearing protective clothing Ability to communicate effectively with volunteers and TTOR staff An interest in conservation, including an understanding of the need to control invasive plants Ability and willingness to work on the property Ability to work both as part of a team and independently Ability to dress in appropriate field clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions: hot and dry, cold or wet, etc. Willingness to observe Trustees safety protocol Abillity to stand for extended periods with occasional bending, pulling, and digging Ability to walk on uneven ground Ability to lift up to 40 lbs Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Desired: Conversational Spanish Experience with landscaping or gardening Handiness with irrigation and carpentry Knowledge of the ecology and geology of the area Good communication skills Open to engaging visitors when appropriate Plant identification skills Time Commitment Needed: At least 4 hours per week, 2-4 weeks per month/ preferred from March until September, but seasonal opportunities (i.e. summer) available (can be year round). More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Holyoke, MA

Through 12/24/25

Property Steward- Dinosaur Footprints

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors with service, by working to care for Dinosaur Footprings in Holyoke, MA. As a Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work along with staff to help keep this property beautiful for all to enjoy; trail maintenance, parking area projects and more. Requirements (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces Participate in clearing of vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas. Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship work days to complete larger trail maintenance projectsas well as new construction and propert improvement projects Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Must be able to perform vigorous work outside, using hand tools Must be comfortable taking on a project and working on it independently Must be able to and enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property Must be able to walk over rough terrain and lift/carry up to 25 lbs Able to work seasonal weather conditions Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment Needed: Varies depending on the volunteer’s specific job responsibilities Preferred availability is 4 hrs per week, minimum 40 hours total Seasonal availability is a possibility Individuals available for special stewardship day events only welcome Volunteer Opportunity runs from late March through late November More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Holyoke, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Bullitt

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors with service, by working to care for Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield, MA. As a Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work along with staff to help keep this property beautiful for all to enjoy; trail maintenance, parking area projects and more. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Support and work along with staff on routine trail maintenance tasks like drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces, and cutting vegetation in and near the trails. Participate in work days to complete larger projects on trails, in parking areas and in wooded habitats, helping with new construction, repairs, and improvements. Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Able to perform vigorous work outside, ability to use hand tools and have basic knowledge of trail design principals. Comfortable taking on a project and working on it independently. Enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property. Able to walk the trails and perform physical work; lifting, carrying. Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment Needed: Varies, 3-4 hours per day of service, at least once per month for one or more seasons strongly preferred. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ashfield, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Bear Swamp

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors with service, by working to care for Bear Swamp in Ashfield, MA. As a Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work along with staff to help keep this property beautiful for all to enjoy; trail maintenance, parking area projects and more. Requirements (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces Participate in clearing of vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas. Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship work days to complete larger trail maintenance projects as well as new construction and propert improvement projects Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Must be able to perform vigorous work outside, using hand tools Transportation to the property required Must be comfortable taking on a project and working on it independently Must be able to and enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property Must be able to walk over rough terrain and lift/carry up to 25 lbs Able to work seasonal weather conditions Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Preferred: Basic knowledge of trail design principals Time Commitment Needed: Varies depending on the volunteer’s specific job responsibilities Preferred availability is 4 hrs per week Individuals available for special stewardship day events only welcome More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ashfield, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Questing

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors with service, by working to care for Questing in New Marlborough, MA. As a Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work along with staff to help keep this property beautiful for all to enjoy; trail maintenance, parking area projects and more. Requirements (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces Participate in clearing of vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship work days to complete larger trail maintenance projects as well as new construction and propert improvement projects Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log your volunteer hours Qualifications: Must be able to perform vigorous work outside, ability to use hand tools and have basic knowledge of trail design principals Transportation to Questing required Must be comfortable taking on a project and working on it independently Must enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property Varies with duties, but must be able to walk the trails and perform physical work; lifting, carrying Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment Needed: Varies depending on the volunteer’s specific responsibilities. 3-4 hours per day of service, at least once per month for one or more seasons strongly preferred. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

New Marlborough, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Dry Hill

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors with service, by working to care for Dry Hill in New Marlborough MA. As a Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work along with staff to help keep this property beautiful for all to enjoy; trail maintenance, parking area projects and more. Requirements (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces Participate in clearing of vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship work days to complete larger trail maintenance projects as well as new construction and propert improvement projects Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log your volunteer hours Qualifications: Must be able to perform vigorous work outside, ability to use hand tools and have basic knowledge of trail design principals Transportation to the property required Must be comfortable taking on a project and working on it independently Must enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property Varies with duties, but must be able to walk the trails and perform physical work; lifting, carrying Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment Needed: Varies depending on the volunteer’s specific responsibilities. 3-4 hours per day of service, at least once per month for one or more seasons strongly preferred. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Monterey, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Mount Warner

Opportunity Overview: As a Property Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support staff efforts related to trail maintenance, parking area management and invasive species removal projects. This position is idea for individuals who love being outdoors, enjoy working hard and who wish to learn/support conservation and stewardship efforts of the Trustees. Requirements (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces Participate in clearing of vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship work days to complete larger trail maintenance projects as well as new construction and propert improvement projects Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Must be able to perform vigorous work outside, using hand tools Must be comfortable taking on a project and working on it independently Must be able to and enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property Must be able to walk over rough terrain and lift/carry up to 25 lbs Able to work seasonal weather conditions Basic knowledge of trail design principals preferred Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Time Commitment Needed: Varies depending on the volunteer’s specific job responsibilities. Preferred availability is 4 hrs per week, minimum 40 hours total. Individuals available for special stewardship day events only are welcome. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Hadley, MA

Through 12/24/25

Property Steward- Little Tom Mountain

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors with service, by working to care for Little Tom Mountain in Holyoke, MA. As a Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work along with staff to help keep this property beautiful for all to enjoy; trail maintenance, parking area projects and more. Requirements (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces Participate in clearing of vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas. Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship work days to complete larger trail maintenance projects as well as new construction and propert improvement projects Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Must be able to perform vigorous work outside, using hand tools Transportation to the property required Must be comfortable taking on a project and working on it independently Must be able to and enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property Must be able to walk over rough terrain and lift/carry up to 25 lbs Able to work seasonal weather conditions Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Preferred: Basic knowledge of trail design principals Time Commitment Needed: Varies depending on the volunteer’s specific job responsibilities Preferred availability is 4 hrs per week Individuals available for special stewardship day events only welcome More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Holyoke, MA

Through 12/31/25

Internship: Natural Resource Management- West Management Unit

*We are currently recruiting for Summer and Fall 2020. Internship Overview: Further your studies and learning path at the same time that you assist the West Management Unit Superintendent with the varied job of managing eleven properties in the unit. A wide variety of special projects, research, and hands-on experience is possible, including property maintenance, volunteer management event outreach, photo documenting, social networking, photo and video management. Help people discover these special places and foster local land conservation efforts while you “learn by doing” to gain a deeper understanding of field operations at the cutting edge of land trust work. You will acquire marketable job skills for the natural resources field and complete measurably valuable projects. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Typical responsibilities of the Intern will vary depending on current needs and the intern’s interests, skills, experience and abilities, but will be similar to tasks listed below. Visit properties with the Superintendent and assist with maintenance duties such as: Maintenance of property grounds, and onsite cultural, and natural resources< Cleaning, painting, minor carpentry Trail maintenance, litter pickup, mowing paths, raking leaves, graffiti removal Literature re-stocking and educational materials development Brush and invasive plant trimming, and control; Hazard tree felling and removal Weeding, planting, and watering Projects: sign installation, trail building, painting, carpentry, rockwork, etc. Organize and maintain tools and equipment in the storage area, shop, and in vehicles. Serve as a Property Ambassador: welcoming visitors, soliciting memberships, responding to visitor questions, promoting awareness of regulations. Physical Demands of the Position and Requirements: Must be able to handle the physical demands of the job, which includes a level of physical fitness adequate to enable them to, for example: Lift 80 lbs. to waist height and maintain 5 lbs. over shoulder height for 5 minutes; Work outdoors for 4-6 hours on their feet in a variety of weather conditions To safely handle shovels, rakes, pruners, handsaws, hammers and other tools Transportation to begin work at the office, shop and/or field location each day. Commitment to remain in regular communication with internship supervisor regarding scheduling, work planning and the like. A smartphone is not required, but is helpful. Learning Opportunities and Other Benefits: Training in natural resource management routine and project-based work Specific training and experience in tools and equipment used in field operations Increased skill at managing and coordinating other volunteers Augment familiarity with local natural areas Exposure to a leading conservation organization: an on-the-inside look at operations Improved time management, work planning and event management Develop community contacts, supplementing your local contacts You will like perform tasks pertaining to the following careers (partial list): Painter Carpenter Landscaper Arborist Park Ranger Mechanic Photographer Roofer Mapping/Planning Communications and Social Media Relations *This internship is unpaid but college credit is likely available. Check with your school sponsor. Contact: Josh Knox, Superintendent: West Management Unit | 413.522.5770 | jknox@thetrustees.org Together with our neighbors we preserve the distinct character of our community and inspire a commitment to special places across the commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth that is thriving as a result of people’s commitment to creating healthy, active, and green communities. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable landscapes and landmarks that we care for – as we know how valuable they are to our everyday life. Currently, we own and manage 4 spectacular properties in the Pioneer Valley (Dinosaur Footprints, Little Tom Mountain, Land of Providence and Mount Warner) and 4 in the Hilltowns (Petticoat Hill, Bullitt, Chapel Brook, and Bear Swamp). More info at: www.thetrustees.org. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Northampton, MA

Through 12/31/35

Property Steward- Goose Pond

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors with service, by working to care for Goose Pond Reservation in Lee, MA. As a Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work along with staff to help keep this property beautiful for all to enjoy; trail maintenance, parking area projects and more. Requirements (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces Participate in clearing of vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship work days to complete larger trail maintenance projects as well as new construction and propert improvement projects Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log your volunteer hours Qualifications: Must be able to perform vigorous work outside, ability to use hand tools and have basic knowledge of trail design principals Transportation to the property required Must be comfortable taking on a project and working on it independently Must enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property Varies with duties, but must be able to walk the trails and perform physical work; lifting, carrying Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment Needed: Varies depending on the volunteer’s specific responsibilities. 3-4 hours per day of service, at least once per month for one or more seasons strongly preferred. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Lee, MA

Through 12/31/25

Marketing & Engagement Intern - Fruitlands Museum

Opportunity Overview: The Fruitlands Museum Marketing and Engagement Intern will focus on supporting Fruitlands Museum team on a broad spectrum of programming, digital marketing, public relations, and customer service responsibilities. They will work to support Fruitlands Director and Engagement staff in event development and promotion for a busy schedule of spring programming. This internship provides the opportunity to gain skills and experience related to marketing, event planning, office administration, and social media. We are seeking candidates who are eager to learn the nuances of working at a nonprofit organization and who are willing to take a self-starter, generalist approach to gaining marketing and engagement experience. While the position is unpaid, the intern will gain valuable experience, a letter of recommendation, and connections to local museum and industry leaders. Interns can attend Fruitlands events for free. Reports to: Engagement Manager Commitment: 3-month minimum commitment, rolling start Minimum 15 hours per week, based on a weekly schedule determined by the candidate’s availability. Please note: a background check may be required for this internship Responsibilities: General responsibilities may include the following: Event Development and Promotion – work with staff to come up with event ideas, create event materials, populate online calendars, create social media packages, and execute events. Outreach and Marketing - create ad hoc content for social media and online posting, take photos during events, organize photo library, and create flyers and signage for events. Event Support - work with staff on site in support of general event management including signage, check-in, and program setup and breakdown when needed. Volunteer Management - coordinate with the Engagement Site Manager to keep volunteer database updated. Log internship hours into our volunteer/internship management tracking system weekly Qualifications: Interest in sustainability, conservation, start-up business experience, and/or the nonprofit sector Currently pursuing or have recently completed an undergraduate degree Strong communication skills and an outgoing and engaging personality Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office, knowledge of design software including Adobe systems is a plus Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously Must be a self-starter and strong collaborator How to Apply: Send resume and a brief cover letter to Michael Busack, Fruitlands Portfolio Director at mbusack@thetrustees.org. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. * This is an unpaid position but college credit may be available. About the Organization: The Trustees preserves and cares for some of Massachusetts’ most treasured natural, scenic, and historic sites for public use and enjoyment. Founded in 1891 and celebrating our 125th Anniversary from May 2016-2017, The Trustees is the first land preservation nonprofit of its kind in the world and the Commonwealth’s largest conservation and preservation organization. With a passion for protecting the irreplaceable for everyone, forever, The Trustees is focusing its renewed mission on connecting more people of all ages and interests to outdoor recreation, culture, agriculture, and healthy, active living using its 116 diverse properties, community spaces, and over 5,000 annual programs as a powerful and compelling platform. Located within minutes of every resident and visited by 1.6 million people in 2015, Trustees properties span more than 27,000 acres across the state – from working farms, landscaped and urban gardens, and community parks, to barrier beaches, forests, campgrounds, inns and historic sites, many of which are National Historic Landmarks. The Trustees is also a worldwide model and active leader in land conservation, serving as the largest private holder of conservation restrictions of any entity in the state, overseeing the protection of more than 20,000 acres, and working with community’s partners to protect additional land, totaling over 25,000 acres to date. Also leader in the local, sustainable food movement, The Trustees operates five working farms with CSA programs, holds over 2,000 acres of farmland, and is a founding partner of the Boston Public Market, the first all locally-sourced indoor market of its kind in the nation, where it runs all educational programming at the Market’s demonstration KITCHEN and is one of 40 on-site vendors. Funded by our nearly 125,000 members and supported by many generous donors, partners, and volunteers, The Trustees invites all to get out, get inspired, and find magic in the moment through a Trustees program or property: www.thetrustees.org.

Harvard, MA

Through 1/1/24

Garden Volunteer - Mission House

Opportunity Overview: If your passion is gardening, and you have a few hours to spare each week, we would love to have your help!  You can help maintain the historic gardens of Mission House, learn from our excellent Horticulturist, meet other volunteers that share your passion for gardening and be a part of our Trustees’ volunteer community! Located on Main Street in Stockbridge, Mission House, was home to the first missionary to the Mohican Indians. It not only provides a glimpse into Colonial history but also the Native American tribe that lived here. From 1928 to 1933, noted landscape architect Fletcher Steele designed the Colonial Revival garden, which features a colonial-style dooryard garden of circular brick paths enclosed by a cypress fence. A kitchen garden divided by crushed stone walkways contains 100 herbs, perennials, and annuals that had culinary or medicinal value to early colonists. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): • Working with staff to assess gardening needs • Weeding, deadheading, edging beds, pruning, planting, harvesting • Seasonal garden tasks such as raking and mulching • Log volunteer hours weekly and maintain communication with staff supervisor Qualifications: • An eagerness to participate in maintaining gardens • Ablility to use hand tools • Ablility to follow instructions and work on a team • Have appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activity • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and ability to bend and kneel • Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces Skill Level: Open to novice, intermediate and advanced gardeners Time Commitment Needed: Flexible Schedules Available. Must be able to commit to 2 hours, once per week. Please Note: This is a weather dependent event, and will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Stockbridge, MA

Through 1/1/25

Skilled Trades Volunteer - Bradley

Opportunity Overview: The Greater Boston Management Unit is seeking talented and experienced individuals with a background in any of the trades: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, masonry, equipment/automotive. Individuals should be licensed within their fields and be able to provide references if requested. Most of this work will be carried out individually with several opportunities to work on larger projects and to assist or lead Trustees’ staff or volunteers. This position will be based at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton with individual projects to be completed remotely. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home and try another date down the road. Volunteers will be required to wear masks while at the Bradley Estate Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Provide professional advice on subject matter of expertise Perform infrastructure repairs/renovations on wiring, plumbing, structures, outbuildings, designed landscape features, or on equipment such as vehicles, tractors, small engines, and power tools. Assist with design, drawings, and scope of work on a variety of projects Keep workshop clean and organized Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Knowledge of power/hand tools and an understanding of safety Ability to work with tools of the trade Ability to organize assigned tasks, for completion alone or with help Knowledge, skill, and experience in respective trade Some experience and ability in reading and drawing plans Ability to work alone and as a part of a team Solid communication skills to update staff on project status and needs Time Commitment: Minimum of 10 to 12 hours per month with a 3-month commitment. Flexible schedule. Ideally, volunteer would have some weekday availability to work alongside staff as needed. Location 2468B Washington Street (Route 138), Canton, MA 02021 For more information Contact volunteer@thetrustees.org More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Canton, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward - Martha's Vineyard

All of us at The Trustees are excited to welcome volunteers back to our properties! We want to assure you that our COVID protocols are designed to protect volunteers, staff and visitors, and we are carefully monitoring adherence. We all know that outdoor activity is restorative to the body and soul so please consider volunteering with us to make our properties welcoming to visitors while fulfilling your personal need to get outdoors, enjoying everything nature has to offer – all in a safe environment! Opportunity Overview: Stewardship is the key to Trustees properties – providing positive first impressions, enhanced visitor experience and reputation for outstanding conservation and care of special places for all to enjoy. Our stewardship team is responsible for everything from our trail systems to construction, development and maintenance of our buildings, gardens, entrances, campsites and so much more. Do you like to hike trails, garden, do light carpentry, paint, and see the result of your work being enjoyed by others? If so, the role of a volunteer property steward is perfect for you! Our friendly and professional stewardship staff will work beside you to share best practices and exchange knowledge. As a not-for-profit organization, we benefit greatly from the talent and skillsets of our volunteers. We treat our volunteers well and love having them return again and again. Our volunteers consistently comment on how much they enjoy the Trustees team, positive atmosphere, opportunity to meet other people and genuine appreciation for a job well done! Schedules are flexible, based on your availability. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home and try another date down the road Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer Requirements (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in property maintenance tasks Participate in clearing of vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship work days to complete larger maintenance projects as well as new construction and property improvement projects Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Have reliable transportation to the property An interest in conservation Ability to complete physically vigorous work using hand tools Enjoy interacting with people Ability to work independently or with a small team Ability to communicate effectively Must be comfortable taking on a project and working on it independently Must be able to walk over rough terrain and lift/carry up to 25 lbs Ability to work in various weather conditions with potential to be exposed to poison ivy and/or ticks Minimum age: 18 Time Commitment: Ideally 3 hours per week or more, based on individual availability. Six-month commitment required. This is a year-round position. For more information contact volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Tisbury, MA

Through 12/31/25

Courtesy Patrol - Nantucket

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors with service, by working with a team of stewards to perform caretaking activities at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge on Nantucket. This volunteer position requires beach driving in your own vehicle. It includes reporting observations and light trail maintenance and allows the volunteer to work with and learn from other conservation-minded people. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home and try another date down the road. Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Provide visitors with information, answering questions as needed Represent The Trustees and all rules and regulations Educate visitors on property rules and regulations Refer visitors to staff as appropriate Maintain communication with staff and other volunteers Complete patrol report after every visit Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Required: Have reliable 4x4 transportation to property An interest in conservation Ability and willingness to work on the property Ability to work as part of a team, and also independently Dress in appropriate field clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions: hot and dry, cold or wet, etc. Observance of Trustees safety protocol Ability to approach all beach goers with respect and politeness Ability Lift up to 15 lbs. Desired: Knowledge of any or all of the following: history, landscape architecture, gardening/farming, and/or ecology of the area Have a valid OSV permit Good communication skills Open to engaging visitors when appropriate Time Commitment Needed: At least 4 hours per patrol, 2 days per week or as agreed by refuge manager (can be year round). For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Nantucket, MA

Through 12/31/25

Carpenter Volunteer - Fruitlands

Opportunity Overview: In 1843, Amos Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane turned a swath of Harvard farmland into a Transcendentalist experiment in subsistence farming and Emersonian self-reliance, named Fruitlands, which ultimately disbanded after only seven months. In 1914, Clara Endicott Sears opened the grounds to the public, establishing a museum in the property’s 1820s farmhouse. Now, the 210-acre landscape encompasses five collections first established by Sears: the original Fruitlands Farmhouse; the Shaker Museum, the first such museum in the country; the Native American Museum, celebrating the history of indigenous peoples; the Art Museum, with a variety of rotating exhibits, contemporary art, and showcasing a combined collection of more than 300 Hudson River School landscape paintings and 19th-century vernacular portraits; and the Wayside Visitor Center, a classroom, education, and exhibition space. The Fruitlands Management Unit is seeking individuals with a background in carpentry interested in undertaking building projects. Individuals should have a knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of historic houses, buildings, or other structures. Most of this work will be carried out individually with several opportunities to work on larger projects and assist or lead Trustees staff or volunteers. Responsibilities (may include but is not limited to the following): Construct/repair trail or property structures e.g. trail kiosk, sign boards, fences, footbridges, picnic tables, nest boxes, etc. Perform structural repairs/renovations e.g. siding, trim, doors, office and outbuildings Assist with design/drawings for future planned construction/renovations Maintain workshop in a clean and organized fashion Tuning up or repairing power and hand tools Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Knowledge of power/hand tools and an understanding of safety Ability to work with tools, lumber, and materials Ability to organize assigned tasks, for completion alone or with help Knowledge of building structures including but not limited to ceilings, windows, frames, roofs, as well as independent structures (such as chicken coops) is necessary Some experience and ability in reading as well as drawing plans Ability to work alone and as a part of a team Solid communication skills to update staff on project status and needs Observance of Trustees safety protocol Traveling to nearby properties may be necessary Time Commitment: Minimum of 10 to 12 hours per month with a 3-month commitment. Flexible schedule. Ideally, volunteer would have some weekday availability to work alongside staff as needed. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Harvard, MA

Through 12/31/25

Coastal Monitoring - Wasque

Opportunity Overview:  Crucial for variety of ecological and social reasons, barrier beaches are also dynamic systems subject to constant change. Climate change and associated sea level rise add to the volatility of these important places. To better understand the processes affecting the beaches we manage, The Trustees are looking for volunteers interested in collecting beach profile data on Martha’s Vineyard. Beach profiling measures the contour of the beach and how it changes over time. Ultimately these data will illustrate long-term trends in erosion and accretion, shaping beach management decisions and informing beachgoers and other stakeholders about how the beach is changing.    Following brief training in a beach profiling technique known as the Emery Method (a simple measurement system using measurement stakes, rope, and the horizon), volunteers will collect profile data at permanent profile transects near access points to the beach. Transects run from the dune to the waterline, and elevation measurements are taken every three meters using the rope and stakes. Volunteers will conduct monthly surveys during the peak low tides throughout the year. Data collected during surveys will be entered into a Google documents database, and then synthesized by Trustees ecologists.     Reports To: Matt Pelikan, Coastal Ecologist, Islands Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):  Work in teams to conduct monthly beach profile surveys Record data on provided data sheets and promptly enter data into a Google documents database  Data collection at appropriate point in tidal cycle, regardelss of weather conditions Coordinate with other profiling team members for survey date and time Contact Trustees’ staff to give feedback, ask questions, learn more, alert to any issues or challenges Be an ambassador to the public, answer questions about beach profiling  Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Prompt reporting of service hours on Trustees Volunteer Connect Qualifications:  Interest in ecology, the environment, coastal resiliency, sandy beach habitats Knowledge or interest in citizen science, and ability to follow a set procedure Desire to help The Trustees track beach morphology and make an impact in The Trustees’ Coastal Resiliency efforts Ability to walk short to moderate distances on soft sand and conduct field work for as much as 2 hours at a time.  Ability/willingness to work in all weather conditions  Adequate eyesight to be able to take measurements Ability to record data both on paper and on digital platforms Interest in working on a beach environment and engaging with the public  Time Commitment:  1-2 hours, during a specific time range (peak low tides of the month) once a month throughout the year.  About the Trustees:  Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 120 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Edgartown, MA

Through 9/1/25

Coastal Monitoring - Long Point

Opportunity Overview:  Crucial for variety of ecological and social reasons, barrier beaches are also dynamic systems subject to constant change. Climate change and associated sea level rise add to the volatility of these important places. To better understand the processes affecting the beaches we manage, The Trustees are looking for volunteers interested in collecting beach profile data on Martha’s Vineyard. Beach profiling measures the contour of the beach and how it changes over time. Ultimately these data will illustrate long-term trends in erosion and accretion, shaping beach management decisions and informing beachgoers and other stakeholders about how the beach is changing.    Following brief training in a beach profiling technique known as the Emery Method (a simple measurement system using measurement stakes, rope, and the horizon), volunteers will collect profile data at permanent profile transects near access points to the beach. Transects run from the dune to the waterline, and elevation measurements are taken every three meters using the rope and stakes. Volunteers will conduct monthly surveys during the peak low tides throughout the year. Data collected during surveys will be entered into a Google documents database, and then synthesized by Trustees ecologists.     Reports To: Matt Pelikan, Coastal Ecologist, Islands Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Work in teams to conduct monthly beach profile surveys Record data on provided data sheets and promptly enter data into a Google documents database  Data collection at appropriate point in tidal cycle, regardelss of weather conditions Coordinate with other profiling team members for survey date and time Contact Trustees’ staff to give feedback, ask questions, learn more, alert to any issues or challenges Be an ambassador to the public, answer questions about beach profiling  Adheres to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Prompt reporting of service hours on Trustees Volunteer Connect Qualifications:  Interest in ecology, the environment, coastal resiliency, sandy beach habitats Knowledge or interest in citizen science, and ability to follow a set procedure Desire to help The Trustees track beach morphology and make an impact in The Trustees’ Coastal Resiliency efforts Ability to walk short to moderate distances on soft sand and conduct field work for as much as 2 hours at a time.  Ability/willingness to work in all weather conditions  Adequate eyesight to be able to take measurements Ability to record data both on paper and on digital platforms Interest in working on a beach environment and engaging with the public  Time Commitment:  1-2 hours, during a specific time range (peak low tides of the month) once a month throughout the year.  About the Trustees:  Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 120 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Martha's Vineyard, MA

Through 10/1/25

Customer Service Support Specialist - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: With its views of Monument Mountain, its stunning collection of gardens created by Joseph Choates's daughter, Miss Mabel Choate, and Fletcher Steele over 30 years, its original artwork, and its shingle-style house, Naumkeag creates an unforgettable experience for visitors. Naumkeag hosts several highly engaging and amazing events and programs throughout the year, including the Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show in October and Winterlights in November and December. To support these events, Naumkeag is looking for a talented customer service support volunteer, to assist remotely with daily incoming communications from visitors via phone and email. The Customer Service Support Specialist will monitor Naumkeag email and voicemail messages daily, responding to visitor inquiries when able, and referring messages to appropriate Naumkeag staff. This volunteer opportunity can be done remotely, from anywhere in the state. If you have a passion for special places like Naumkeag, a love of interacting with people, and excellent customer service and communication skills, this position is perfect for you! Reports to: Amanda Duquette, Naumkeag Public Programs and Events Coordinator Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Monitor Naumkeag email inbox daily to triage incoming messages from visitors Reply to email messages from visitors using provided templated materials Flag important messages for Naumkeag staff to address Monitor Naumkeag voicemail messages daily Flag important voicemail messages for Naumkeag staff to address Reply to voicemail messages using provided templated materials Provide excellent customer service to visitor inquiries Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Previous experience in customer service sector Excellent communications skills, both oral and written Excellent interpersonal skills Pleasant phone demeaner and temperament Empathetic and compassionate Highly organized with great attention to detail Knowledge of Microsoft Suite Have access to reliable internet, computer and phone at home Willingness to learn about The Trustees, Naumkeag and Naumkeag events and programs Successful completion of CORI/SORI screening Successful completion of Trustees Confidentiality Agreement Time Commitment: Flexible Schedule. Four-month commitment required. Approximately one-hour daily activity needed. For more information: Amanda Duquette aduquette@thetrustees.org More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 120 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Naumkeag Virtual (Virtual)

Through 9/1/25

Coastal Monitoring - Norton Point

Opportunity Overview:  Crucial for variety of ecological and social reasons, barrier beaches are also dynamic systems subject to constant change. Climate change and associated sea level rise add to the volatility of these important places. To better understand the processes affecting the beaches we manage, The Trustees are looking for volunteers interested in collecting beach profile data on Martha’s Vineyard. Beach profiling measures the contour of the beach and how it changes over time. Ultimately these data will illustrate long-term trends in erosion and accretion, shaping beach management decisions and informing beachgoers and other stakeholders about how the beach is changing.    Following brief training in a beach profiling technique known as the Emery Method (a simple measurement system using measurement stakes, rope, and the horizon), volunteers will collect profile data at permanent profile transects near access points to the beach. Transects run from the dune to the waterline, and elevation measurements are taken every three meters using the rope and stakes. Volunteers will conduct monthly surveys during the peak low tides throughout the year. Data collected during surveys will be entered into a Google documents database, and then synthesized by Trustees ecologists.     Reports To: Matt Pelikan, Coastal Ecologist, Islands Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):  Work in teams to conduct monthly beach profile surveys Record data on provided data sheets and promptly enter data into a Google documents database  Data collection at appropriate point in tidal cycle, regardelss of weather conditions Coordinate with other profiling team members for survey date and time Contact Trustees’ staff to give feedback, ask questions, learn more, alert to any issues or challenges Be an ambassador to the public, answer questions about beach profiling  Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Prompt reporting of service hours on Trustees Volunteer Connect Qualifications:  Interest in ecology, the environment, coastal resiliency, sandy beach habitats Knowledge or interest in citizen science, and ability to follow a set procedure Desire to help The Trustees track beach morphology and make an impact in The Trustees’ Coastal Resiliency efforts Ability to walk short to moderate distances on soft sand and conduct field work for as much as 2 hours at a time.  Ability/willingness to work in all weather conditions  Adequate eyesight to be able to take measurements Ability to record data both on paper and on digital platforms Interest in working on a beach environment and engaging with the public  Time Commitment:  1-2 hours, during a specific time range (peak low tides of the month) once a month throughout the year.  About the Trustees:  Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 120 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Edgartown, MA

Through 10/1/25

Trails Team - Weir Hill

Opportunity Overview: Join a small group working to improve and care for the Weir Hill trail system. You’ll have the opportunity to support and work along with staff and other volunteers to help keep our properties beautiful for all to enjoy; trail maintenance, parking area projects and more. This position allows provides the opportunity for independent projects. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home and try another date down the road. Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Independently walk trails, submitting reports of any maintenance needs, storm damage and vandalism Occasionally photograph and share your findings Assist with clearing of fallen trees Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces Participate in clearing vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship workdays to complete larger trail maintenance projects as well as new construction and property improvement projects Qualifications: Able to perform vigorous trail labor projects, working outside in a variety of weather conditions, using hand tools Prior experience with trail construction/maintenance preferred but not required Able to enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property Able to walk over rough terrain and lift/carry up to 25 lbs Able to work seasonal weather conditions Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Time Commitment Needed: Opportunity to join scheduled workdays as well as perform trail monitoring independently. This is a weather dependent event. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

North Andover, MA

Through 12/24/25

Trails Team - MCP

Opportunity Overview: Join a small group working to improve and care for the Mary Cummings Park trail system. You’ll have the opportunity to support and work along with staff and other volunteers to help keep our properties beautiful for all to enjoy; trail maintenance, parking area projects and more. This position allows provides the opportunity for independent projects. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home and try another date down the road. Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Independently walk trails, submitting reports of any maintenance needs, storm damage and vandalism Occasionally photograph and share your findings Assist with clearing of fallen trees Participate in trail maintenance tasks such as drainage structure cleaning and reinforcement, removing debris from trail surfaces Participate in clearing vegetation in and near the trails and parking areas Participate in invasive plant removal and management efforts Participate in stewardship workdays to complete larger trail maintenance projects as well as new construction and property improvement projects Qualifications: Able to perform vigorous trail labor projects, working outside in a variety of weather conditions, using hand tools Prior experience with trail construction/maintenance preferred but not required Able to enjoy walking on the property, be conservation-minded, and willing to help maintain the property Able to walk over rough terrain and lift/carry up to 25 lbs Able to work seasonal weather conditions Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Time Commitment Needed: Opportunity to join scheduled workdays as well as perform trail monitoring independently. This is a weather dependent event. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Burlington, MA

Through 12/31/25

Remote Decoration Making - Fruitlands

Opportunity Overview: Let’s deck the trails around Fruitlands and add some natural beauty to the wintry woods! We are decorating a handful of trees throughout the trail system for visitors to search for and/or just to happen upon while hiking this winter. Want to get involved from the comfort of your own home? We are looking for volunteers who can make some nature ornaments at home and deliver them to Fruitlands for inclusion in the decorated tree displays. More detailed guidelines for ornament creation will be provided to volunteers who register for this fun and creative opportunity. If you would also like to get involved with sorting and setting up these displays on the trails, please see the On-site Tree Decorating volunteer opportunity. COVID-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or someone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while at Fruitlands Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Communicate effectively with staff Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols while on property to drop off supplies Reports to Fruitlands Public Programming and Events Coordinator Make as many ornaments as you like Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Ability to deliver your finished ornaments to Fruitlands on or before Wednesday, December 2 Access to some basic craft materials and tools at home No artistic background required. . . just a sense of FUN! Benefits: Join a creative community effort and create beauty that will delight visitors to Fruitlands Meet new people Directly and positively impact the experience of visitors to Fruitlands while you create from home Great opportunity to involve children and other members of your household Have a reason for a household crafting party during the Thanksgiving holiday period! Access to future volunteer opportunities throughout the year Time Commitment: We’re flexible! Volunteers may arrange a convenient time to drop off their ornaments, preferably on or before Wednesday, December 2, 2020. For more information email volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. More about Fruitlands In 1843, Amos Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane turned a swath of Harvard farmland into a Transcendentalist experiment in subsistence farming and Emersonian self-reliance, named Fruitlands, which ultimately disbanded after only seven months. In 1914, Clara Endicott Sears opened the grounds to the public, establishing a museum in the property’s 1820s farmhouse. Now, the 210-acre landscape encompasses five collections first established by Sears: the original Fruitlands Farmhouse; the Shaker Museum, the first such museum in the country; the Native American Museum, celebrating the history of indigenous peoples; the Art Museum, with a variety of rotating exhibits, contemporary art, and showcasing a combined collection of more than 300 Hudson River School landscape paintings and 19th-century vernacular portraits; and the Wayside Visitor Center, a classroom, education, and exhibition space.

Harvard, MA

Through 12/2/20

 

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