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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

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

 

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