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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! 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.   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

8/12/20 9:00 AM + more

Education Programs & Hike Volunteer - CHF

Opportunity Overview:  Our community farm offers many opportunities for families to experience total sensory learning while also engaging with the working mechanics of locally grown food. Chestnut Hill Farm is a leader in farm-based and environmental education with programs that engage and inspire the next generation to love nature and learn about local farms, animals, food and the environment. We are home to goats, fields of vegetables and many ecological wonders.  We are looking for volunteers to assist our Book Bugs, All About Goats, and Fairy House Workshop & Hike programs. These programs are fun, creative, and educational. Book Bugs is for young children where we read a story, do a craft and explore the farm. All About Goats is a program where we’ll read a goat story, learn about goats and how to care for them, then join in on some goat chores. In our Fairy House & Gnome Home Workshop and Hike, we will take a hike to gather natural materials then children can build fairy houses. This position will be working with youth of various ages, along with families and adults. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):  Meet and greet visitors Answer questions about Chestnut Hill Farm and educate families about our animals  Educate guests about how to safely walk and care for goats Assist with set up and break down of program supplies Handling the goats (putting collar and leash on, walking them) Sign up for a shift  Qualifications:  Interest in working in a farm environment  Experience working with youth as a camp counselor, tutor, or teacher is strongly desirable  Ability to lead and teach outdoors, as well as work with animals Knowledge of sustainable agriculture, environmental science, ecology, natural history, or food systems (desired but not required)  Outgoing, positive demeanor with a willingness to learn  Ability to work some weekend days  Please note: This role requires CORI/SORI background checks Event  Date  Times  # Volunteers Needed Book Bugs  8/18   9:30-11:30am 2 All About Goats 8/13 9:30-11:30am 2 Fairy House & Gnome Home Hike & Workshop  8/25 9:30-12:30pm 2 All About Goats 8/28  9:30-11:30am 2 Book Bugs 9/8 9:30-11:30am 2 Fairy House & Gnome Home Hike & Workshop  9/14 9:30-12:30pm 2 All About Goats 9/17 9:30-11:30am 2 Book Bugs 9/22 9:30-11:30am 2 Fairy House & Gnome Home Hike & Workshop  9/24 9:30-12:30pm 2 All About Goats 9/29 9:30-11:30am 2 For more information:  Contact Susan Eastland, Program Lead, seastland@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.   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. 

Southborough, MA

8/13/20 9:30 AM + more

Goat Hike Volunteer - CHF

Opportunity Overview: Our community farm offers many opportunities for families to experience total sensory learning while also engaging with the working mechanics of locally grown food. Chestnut Hill Farm is a leader in farm-based and environmental education with programs that engage and inspire the next generation to love nature and learn about local farms, animals, food and the environment. We are home to goats, fields of vegetables and many ecological wonders.  Do you enjoy working with animals and being outdoors? We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Goat Hikes on Sundays. During our goat hikes, guests in small groups will come to walk goats around our property. This opportunity is great for adults and responsible teens interested in engaging the public with our goats. Training provided. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):  Meet and greet visitors Answer questions about Chestnut Hill Farm and educate families about our animals  Educate guests about how to safely walk and care for goats Handling the goats (putting collar and leash on, walking them) Sign up for a shift  Qualifications:  Interest in working in a farm environment  Comfortable to ask questions if unclear of chore  Desire to learn about animals   Good communication skills  Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions and walking  Time Commitment:  Weekly commitment preferred but can be flexible. Training begins by shadowing staff. This is a weather dependent opportunity and may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.  Sundays, 10am-2pm (in one-hour increments). For more information:  Contact Susan Eastland, Program Lead, seastland@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.     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.   

Southborough, MA

8/16/20 8:00 AM + more

Brew Moon Hike Volunteer - CHF

Opportunity Overview: Our community farm offers many opportunities for families to experience total sensory learning while also engaging with the working mechanics of locally grown food. Chestnut Hill Farm is a leader in farm-based and environmental education with programs that engage and inspire the next generation to love nature and learn about local farms, animals, food and the environment. We are home to goats, fields of vegetables and many ecological wonders. We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Brew Moon Hikes, a family friendly event where we guide visitors on a hike then enjoy beers and light snacks afterwards. This position will be working with youth of various ages, along with families and adults. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Meet and greet visitors Provide a fun and engaging experience for program participants Answer questions about Chestnut Hill Farm Assist with set up and break down of program supplies Sign up for a shift Qualifications: Able to lift 30 lbs or more Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions and walking Time Commitment: August 8th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM August 22nd, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM September 5th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM September 19th, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM For more information: Contact Susan Eastland, Program Lead, seastland@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. 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.

Southborough, MA

9/5/20 5:30 PM + more

Salt Marsh Mosquito Monitor - Old Town Hill

Opportunity Overview: Join The Trustees Coastal Volunteer Corps and help monitor the marsh at Old Town Hill! You can be on the front lines of The Great Marsh Restoration Project, which aims to fortify 300 acres along Old Town Hill and two other Trustees locations. This citizen science project will monitor salt marsh mosquito larvae to understand the impact of the restoration project on the habitat. Volunteers are needed for monthly monitoring which will be done in two or three person teams. The Trustees, in partnership with the Northeast Mosquito Control District, will conduct a mosquito larvae sampling training and you will be provided with information on how to identify salt marsh mosquito larvae, the process and protocols on how to sample and how to record and report the data. Mosquito sampling will begin after the training and continue monthly through September. Monitoring will continue until the restoration of the salt marsh and beyond as needed to document the impact of Ditch Remediation on mosquito populations. If volunteers have waders, knee boots or footwear they don’t mind getting wet they should bring them. We will supply all the equipment needed. We will supply sunscreen and bug spray as needed. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Monthly monitoring of immature mosquito population Attend a monitoring training Use dip cups to collect sample at predetermined locations in the salt marsh Count live mosquito larvae and pupae Record the number per dip on the provided data sheet Record habitat data within a specified area around each dip location Report data to Trustees ecology team Log and report volunteer hours using Trustees volunteer website Qualifications: Prior ecological background not necessary Interest in the environment, ecology, habitat restoration Able to walk on rough, wet, uneven terrain Able to commit to monthly monitoring Able to work independently and with groups Attention to detail is a must Appetite to learn and explore the salt marsh and work with Trustees staff Time Commitment: Must be able to attend a training and be able to conduct monthly monitoring sessions through September 2020 and resume in Spring 2021. If you have any questions please 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. 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.

Newbury, 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

Salt Marsh Mosquito Monitor - Crane

Opporatunity Overview: Join The Trustees Coastal Volunteer Corps and help monitor the marsh at Crane Reservation! You can be on the front lines of The Great Marsh Restoration Project, which aims to fortify 300 acres along Crane Reservation and two other Trustees locations. This citizen science project will monitor salt marsh mosquito larvae to understand the impact of the restoration project on the habitat. Volunteers are needed for monthly monitoring which will be done in two or three person teams. The Trustees, in partnership with the Northeast Mosquito Control District. will conduct a mosquito larvae sampling training and you will be provided with information on how to identify salt marsh mosquito larvae, the process and protocols on how to sample and how to record and report the data. Mosquito sampling will begin after the training and continue monthly through September. Monitoring will continue until the restoration of the salt marsh and beyond as needed to document the impact of Ditch Remediation on mosquito populations. If volunteers have waders, knee boots or footwear they don’t mind getting wet they should bring them. We will supply all the equipment needed. We will supply sunscreen and bug spray as needed. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Monthly monitoring of immature mosquito population Attend a monitoring training Use dip cups to collect sample at predetermined locations in the salt marsh Count live mosquito larvae and pupae Record the number per dip on the provided data sheet Record habitat data within a specified area around each dip location Report data to Trustees ecology team Log and report volunteer hours using Trustees volunteer website Qualifications: Prior ecological background not necessary Interest in the environment, ecology, habitat restoration Able to walk on rough, wet, uneven terrain Able to commit to monthly monitoring Able to work independently and with groups Attention to detail is a must Appetite to learn and explore the salt marsh and work with Trustees staff Time Commitment: Must be able to attend a training and be able to conduct monthly monitoring sessions through September 2020 and resume in Spring 2021. 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.

Ipswich, MA

Through 1/1/25

Salt Marsh Mosquito Monitor - Essex

Opportunity Overview: Join The Trustees Coastal Volunteer Corps and help monitor the marsh at Essex Salt Marsh! You can be on the front lines of The Great Marsh Restoration Project, which aims to fortify 300 acres along Essex Salt Marsh and two other Trustees locations. This citizen science project will monitor salt marsh mosquito larvae to understand the impact of the restoration project on the habitat. Volunteers are needed for monthly monitoring which will be done in two or three person teams. The Trustees, in partnership with the Northeast Mosquito Control District, will conduct a mosquito larvae sampling training and you will be provided with information on how to identify salt marsh mosquito larvae, the process and protocols on how to sample and how to record and report the data. Mosquito sampling will begin after the training and continue monthly through September. Monitoring will continue until the restoration of the salt marsh and beyond as needed to document the impact of Ditch Remediation on mosquito populations. If volunteers have waders, knee boots or footwear they don’t mind getting wet they should bring them. We will supply all the equipment needed. We will supply sunscreen and bug spray as needed. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Monthly monitoring of immature mosquito population Attend a monitoring training Use dip cups to collect sample at predetermined locations in the salt marsh Count live mosquito larvae and pupae Record the number per dip on the provided data sheet Record habitat data within a specified area around each dip location Report data to Trustees ecology team Log and report volunteer hours using Trustees volunteer website Qualifications: Prior ecological background not necessary Interest in the environment, ecology, habitat restoration Able to walk on rough, wet, uneven terrain Able to commit to monthly monitoring Able to work independently and with groups Attention to detail is a must Appetite to learn and explore the salt marsh and work with Trustees staff Time Commitment: Must be able to attend a training and be able to conduct monthly monitoring sessions through September 2020 and resume in Spring 2021. 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.

Essex, MA

Through 6/1/25

Remote Translation - Boston

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to remotely translate a variety of Trustees’ communications including signs, trail maps, newsletters, etc. Volunteers who are fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese, Chinese (simplified), Arabic and Russian will work remotely, using their own personal computer and internet access. Translation into these various languages will increase our ability to welcome a more diverse population to our properties and strengthen our bond and commitment to our community members. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Access .pdf documents, type a translation of the documents into a Microsoft Word document Proofread translation for spelling and doublecheck for accuracy against the original document Retrieve digital files and share digital files via email Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Required: Interest in Massachusetts and American history Interest in translation Excellent typing skills Ability to read English and fluency in one or more of the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese, Chinese (simplified), Arabic, Russian Experience and familiarity with Microsoft Word Excellent attention to detail Personal computer, reliable internet access, and e-mail Training & Support: This volunteer position reports to a Trustees Staff member who will: Orient you virtually to The Trustees Introduce you to the project and the process for translating the documents Review the project with you and why we are doing it Provide image files, .pdf and translation template Be available remotely to answer your questions Time Commitment Needed: Once trained, will coordinate with our staff to create a flexible and reasonable work schedule. Opportunity Location: Remote set up at your home 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.

Boston, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward - CRVMU

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. Opportunities exist in Dover, Sherborn, Medfield, and Southborough at the following properties: Powisset Farm, Dover Rocky Woods & Fork Factory Brook, Medfield Chestnut Hill Farm, Southborough Pegan Hill, Dover Rocky Narrows, Sherborn Noon Hill and Shattuck Reservation, Medfield Cedariver, Millis Noanet Woodlands and Powisset Farm, Dover Chase Woodlands and Peters Reservation, Dover Charles River Peninsula, Needham Cormier Woods, Uxbridge and Mendon Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Be comfortable interacting with visitors and answering questions whenever possible Promote upcoming events and programs. Assist with occasional trail projects or special events Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property An interest in conservation Able to complete physically vigorous work and enjoy interacting with people Ability to work independently or with a small team and communicate effectively Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols 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 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.

Dover, MA

Through 12/31/25

 

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