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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Winterlights Set-Up - 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 Set-up Starting in September: Each Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and/or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, from September 23 - November 19, you are invited to join our staff and other volunteers to help set up the various WinterLights displays. Drop-ins are welcome. Minimum 2-hour advance notice required for your first visit to be oriented to the property and project. Set-Up Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Clearing trails and other trail maintenance tasks Spreading mulch Hanging lights and decorations Communicating 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 Ability and willingness to work outdoors in varying weather conditions Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways and trails Time Commitment Needed: For WinterLights set up: Sept. 23 – Nov. 19 Wednesdays and/or Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and/or 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Drop-ins are welcome! Minimum 2-hour advance notice required for your first visit to be oriented to the property and project. 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. 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

9/24/20 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.

Lincoln, MA

9/24/20 9:00 AM + more

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, Fairy House Workshop & Hike programs, and Fall Fun on the Farm events. 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  Check guests in and provide general wayfinding information 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 9/22 9:30-11:30am 1 Fairy House & Gnome Home Hike & Workshop  9/24 9:30-12:30pm 1 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/27 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/27 3:00-6:30pm 2 All About Goats 10/1 9:30-11:30am 2 Preschool Farm Explorers 10/2 9:30-11:30am 1 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/4 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/4 3:00-6:30pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/11 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/11 3:00-6:30pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/18 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/18 3:00-6:30pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/25 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/25 3:00-6:30pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/1 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/1 3:00-6:30pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/8 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/8 3:00-6:30pm 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

9/24/20 9:30 AM + 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. 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.

Lincoln, MA

9/24/20 5:30 PM + more

Friday Farm Dinners & Other Events - 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 farm-to-table dinners, picnic gatherngs and other events at Powisset Farm? We are currently recruiting for motivated and talented volunteers to assist us during our farm dinners, picnics and other events. Come work 1 or 2 events, or all of them if you like! Volunteers will have an opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal and a tasty beverage, if over 21. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with set up and clean up, including the ability to lift tables and chairs Welcome visitors, check in guests, answer questions about the Farm Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees Covid-19 guidelines Sign-up for this event Qualifications: Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the Farm Enjoy working with people Time Commitment: Come for one or two events, or come for all! Event Date Times #volunteers Date Night on the Farm 9/25/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 3 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/26/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/26/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/27/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/27/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/3/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/3/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/4/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/4/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/10/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/10/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/11/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/11/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/17/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/17/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/18/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/18/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/24/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/24/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/25/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/25/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Date Night on the Farm 10/30/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/31/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/31/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/1/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/1/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/7/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/7/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/8/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/8/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Haybale Tree Lighting 12/6/2020 2:00pm-6:00pm 5 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

9/25/20 5:00 PM + more

Events & Programs 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 Gallery, the first such museum in the country; the Native American Gallery and the Wayside Gallery, a classroom, education, and exhibition space. As an events and programs volunteer, you will help support the myriad offerings hosted by Fruitlands: from hikes, nature tours, curator and artist conversations, special talks, screenings, to other unique events. Volunteers will collaborate with our talented staff to provide our visitors a fun and educational experience. Come join our team . . . sign up for one event or as many as you like. We’re flexible! Please note: this role may require a background check Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Welcome visitors, checking in guests and helping answer questions about the property and museum Provide information about The Trustees including benefits of membership Assist with set up and clean up, including the ability to lift tables and chairs Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Reports to Fruitlands Engagement Manager Sign up for an event Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Enjoy working with people Minimum age: 18 years old Note: a background check may be required Time Commitment: Come for one event or all! Date Event Shift Time # volunteers needed 9/19/2020 Saturday Artisan Markets 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30 1-2 per shift 9/22/2020 Equinox Meditation 5:30-7:00pm 1 9/23/2020 Rock'n Paint Night 6:00-8:30pm 2 9/25/2020 Sunset Picnic Hours 5:30-7:00pm 2 9/26/2020 Hike-Seek-and-Draw: A Family Art Quest 2:00-4:30pm 1 9/26/2020 Saturday Artisan Markets 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30 1-2 per shift 10/2/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/3/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/3/2020 Saturday Artisan Markets 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30 1-2 per shift 10/4/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/10/2020 Saturday Artisan Markets 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30 1-2 per shift 10/16/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/17/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/17/2020 Saturday Artisan Markets 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30 1-2 per shift 10/18/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/30/2020 Hillside Halloween 3:30pm-7:30pm 2-3 10/31/2020 Hillside Halloween 3:30pm-7:30pm 2-3 More about The Trustees 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. 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

9/25/20 5:30 PM + more

Event Assistant Crew - Weir River Farm

Opportunity Overview Do you love the outdoors and meeting new folks while sharing your knowledge of the area? Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? Weir River Farm in Hingham is currently looking for volunteers to join our Event Assistant Crew. Volunteers will meet and greet visitors, share information about The Trustees’ mission and properties, sign visitors up for our mailing lists, recruit new members and donors. Options to help run craft tables or something similar also available. This is a terrific way to meet new people and have fun! Responsibilities may include but are not limited the following Talk with visitors, answering questions about The Trustees and Trustees’ properties Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach Educate the public about the goals of The Trustees and encourage membership Assist with programs as needed Assist children with creating crafts Assist families in interacting with the animals and overall experience of the farm Adhere to The Trustees' COVID-19 guidelines Sign up for this opportunity Qualifications Have reliable transportation to the farm Desire to meet with the public Good communication skills Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Experience working with the public Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces Time Commitment Needed Event Date Time # of volunteers Saturday Open Barnyard 9/12/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 9/19/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 9/26/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 10/3/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 10/10/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 10/17/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 10/24/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Boo in the Barnyard 10/31/2020 9:45am-3:15pm 4 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.

Hingham, MA

9/26/20 9:45 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 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 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.

Ipswich, MA

9/26/20 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 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. 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

9/26/20 11:00 AM + more

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

9/30/20 9:00 AM + more

Pumpkin Carving Party - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: It's pumpkin party time! Join The Trustees at Naumkeage through the month of September as we prepare for a reimagined Naumkeag Pumpkin Show in October. We have hundreds of pumpkins to carve so we need you! Each Wednesday, throughout September, we will be having a pumpkin carving party from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Sign up for one day or every Wednesday, carve one pumpkin or many pumpkins. We will provide a safe, socially-distanced space to carve. Tools and templates will be provided, just bring your fun spirit and a few friends or the whole family. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for families, friends, and groups, however each Wednesday will be limited to 10 volunteers to ensure volunteer safety. If you can't carve on the available Wednesdays, but you're passionate about pumpkin carving and you'd like to help, let us know, and we can help support your passion for pumpkins. 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 Naumkeag 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): Carve as many pumpkins as your hands can handle Bring a fun 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. Because this volunteer opportunity is capped at 10 volunteers per day, please notify staff 24 hours prior to your volunteer shift if you will not be able to attend, allowing other volunteers the opportunity to carve. Sign up for any of the dates available. Qualifications: Fun Attitude Nimble hands for carving Availability during times offered Benefits: Learn pumpkin carving skills to wow your friends! Meet new people. Enjoy the beauty of our gardens while you work or carve from home. An EXCLUSIVE invitation to our volunteer day at the end of the event for you and a guest. Access to future volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Time Commitment: This volunteer opportunity occurs every Wednesday throughout September and lasts for 2 hours, from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM September 2, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM September 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM September 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM September 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM September 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 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. More about Naumkeag This 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.

Stockbridge, MA

9/30/20 10:00 AM + more

Incredible Pumpkin Show Volunteer - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: Naumkeag’s Incredible Pumpkin Show returns this year and is bigger and better than ever! The exceptional gardens at Naumkeag in Stockbridge are filled with autumnal delights including uniquely carved pumpkins, stunning light displays and beautiful fall foliage. Come be a part of this family-friendly event, held Wednesday-Sunday in October. Volunteers will assist at the admission booth, snack shack and along the pumpkin trails. Volunteers may sign-up for as many shifts as they like, all in a COVID-19 safe environment. 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 Naumkeag 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): Reports to Naumkeag Public Programming and Events Coordinator 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 Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Sign-up for your available days Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Excellent communication skills Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Benefits: Meet new people Enjoy the beauty of our gardens An EXCLUSIVE invitation to our volunteer day at the end of the event for you and a guest Access to future volunteer opportunities throughout the year Time Commitment Needed: Wednesday-Sunday, October 1-October 31, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Maximum of 2 volunteers per shift 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

10/1/20 4:00 PM + 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 Brick Oven Harvest Sensations 9/9/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 All Day Grazing: Brick Oven Snacks and Appetizers 9/23/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Hike for Pizza 10/2/2020 4:30pm-7:30pm 2 Fresh Harvest Cuisine: Splendid Squash (Adult) 10/6/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Fresh Harvest Cuisine: Splendid Squash (Adult) 10/8/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Fall Comfort Soups (Adult) 10/13/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Fall Comfort Soups (Adult) 10/15/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Savory Autumn Pies (Adult) 10/20/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Savory Autumn Pies (Adult) 10/22/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Tapas! (Adult) 10/27/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Tapas! (Adult) 10/29/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Divine Late Harvest Greens (Adult) 11/3/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Divine Late Harvest Greens (Adult) 11/5/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Pie Perfect: Sweet Pies & Tarts (Adult) 11/10/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Pie Perfect: Sweet Pies & Tarts (Adult) 11/12/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Mangia Pasta Fresco (Adult) 11/17/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Mangia Pasta Fresco (Adult) 11/19/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Edible Holiday Gifts (Adult) 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) 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) 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. 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

10/2/20 4:30 PM + more

Events & Programs Volunteer - 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 an events and programs volunteer, you will help support the myriad offerings hosted by deCordova: from snowshoe tours, nature tours, curator and artist conversations, special talks, screenings, to other unique events. Volunteers will collaborate with our talented staff to provide our visitors a fun and educational experience. Come join our team . . . sign up for one event or as many as you like. We’re flexible! Please Note: a background check may be required for this role. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Welcoming visitors, checking in guests and helping answer questions about the park and museum Provide information about The Trustees including benefits of membership Assist with set up and clean up, including the ability to lift tables and chairs Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Sign up for an event Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the park Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Enjoy working with people Minimum age: 18 years old Note: a background check may be required Time Commitment: Come for one event or all! Event Date Shift # volunteers needed Date Night Sept. 18, 2020 6 - 8 pm 1 Date Night Oct. 2, 2020 6 - 8 pm 1 Date Night Oct. 9, 2020 6 - 8 pm 1 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.

Lincoln, MA

10/2/20 6:00 PM + 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

10/11/20 8:00 AM + more

Nocturnal Trail - Bird Park

Opportunity Overview: Francis William Bird Park seeks volunteers to assist at their Nocturnal Trail on October 23, 24, 30 and 31. The event is from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, so volunteers should plan on being on property from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm. During the “Nocturnal Trail” where children and their families can walk a pumpkin-lit wooded trail, learning about nocturnal animals in the park and trick-or-treating from four “nocturnal animals” (volunteers or staff dressed as a mouse, fox, bat, and owl) . . . all in a COVID-19 safe environment! This is a hands-on opportunity that will allow volunteers to connect more deeply with the community and the park, while also developing more skills around event planning and hosting. Successful volunteers are friendly, enthusiastic, willing to learn on the job, reliable, and good representatives of the Trustees. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Meet and greet visitors Provide wayfinding information to our guests Assist with event set up and clean up Manage some event tasks independently Assist the Engagement Manager with tasks during the event to ensure smooth running of event Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 guidelines Provide information about The Trustees and benefits of membership ‘Act’ as one of the nocturnal animals along the trail Sign up for a shift Qualifications: Friendly and comfortable interacting with children Some experience working on events (with adults or children) desired, but not required. Interest in community engagement Some knowledge about the property and The Trustees desired, but not required Able to handle basic physical tasks (lift small objects, walk short distances on uneven surfaces) Good work ethic and reliable Time Commitment: Date Shift # of volunteers needed October 23, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm 4 October 24, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm 4 October 30, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm 4 October 31, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm 4 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.

Walpole, MA

10/23/20 5:00 PM + more

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 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. 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

11/27/20 4:00 PM + more

Appleton Farms Education Intern

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 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 into the Hands on Connect database 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 Year: 2020 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

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 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. 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.

Northampton, MA

Through 12/1/20

Field Assistant - Powisset Farm

All of us at The Trustees are excited to welcome volunteers back to our properties! We want to assure you our COVID protocols are designed to protect volunteers, staff and visitors and we are carefully monitoring adherence. We all know 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! Powisset Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm located in Dover, Massachusetts. Throughout the summer and fall, the farm is a buzz, planting and harvesting for the current CSA season, and we welcome committed volunteers to assist us. The property is a happy and bustling gathering space for our community and we would love to have you join us. This position will be held on Monday mornings 9:00 a.m. – noon. Come learn more about farming as you work along side our farm staff. Many skills you learn will be transferable to your own home gardens. Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to the following) • Help with all aspects of CSA/farm stand distribution • Maintain the fields by weeding (by hand or by specialized hand tool), laying row cover, staking and tying tomatoes • Help with transplanting of seedlings and hand scale direct seeding • Maintain tools and facilities associated with field work including the wash-up station, harvest containers, harvest and weeding tools. • Wear closed toe shoes at all times while working in the fields. We also suggest that you wear long pants, however to do so is optional. • Maintain communication with the farm crew and the farmer • Log volunteer hours Qualifications • Enthusiasm for farming and being outside in all weather conditions • Enthusiastic and able to do fast-paced, repetitive, detail-oriented work • Ability to kneel and stand for an extended period of time • Ability to identify the difference between a weed and specific veggies grown in the field • Adhere to all safety protocols, including COVID-19 guidelines • Minimum age: 16 years old Time Commitment We ask for a seasonal commitment. Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – noon. 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 12/31/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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.  To apply or receive more information: Contact Marc Mahan at mmahan@thetrustees.org    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

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.  To apply or receive more information: Contact Marc Mahan at mmahan@thetrustees.org  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

Remote Pumpkin Carving Volunteer - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: It’s pumpkin party time! Throughout the month of September, we are preparing for a reimagined Naumkeag Pumpkin Show in October. We have hundreds of pumpkins [real and artificial] to carve so we need you! Want to get involved from the comfort of your own home? We will supply you with everything you need . . . artificial pumpkins, stencils and tools! Volunteers who express interest may arrange a convenient time to pick-up supplies from our staff . . . in a Covid-19 safe manner. 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 Naumkeag 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 obtain supplies Reports to Naumkeag Public Programming and Events Coordinator Carve as many pumpkins as you like Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property Have excellent communication skills An interest in crafts a plus No artistic background required. . . just a sense of FUN! Benefits: Learn pumpkin carving skills to wow your friends! Meet new people. Enjoy the beauty of our gardens while you work or carve from home. An EXCLUSIVE invitation to our volunteer day at the end of the event for you and a guest. Access to future volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Time Commitment: We’re flexible! Volunteers may arrange a convenient time to pick-up/drop off pumpkins with staff. 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. More about Naumkeag This 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.

Naumkeag Virtual (Virtual)

Through 10/31/20

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.  To apply or receive more information: Contact Marc Mahan at mmahan@thetrustees.org  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

Firewood Processor - WRF

Opportunity Overview: Come join a vibrant group of staff and volunteers at Weir River Farm! This volunteer position would assist the staff in processing and splitting wood to be used in the outdoor furnace which is used through the winter to heat the facilities. Staff are dedicated to volunteers, sharing knowledge and experience. The ideal candidate should be at least 18 years old. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following); Running a wood splitter and sorting wood into hardwood and softwood piles Communicating regularly with stewardship staff Abide by all safety standards Adhering to The Trustees' safety and Covid-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Knowledge or desire to learn hardwood/softwood sorting Desire to be outside in the winter months running a hydraulic woodsplitter Ability to lift upwards of 30 pounds Comfortable working outdoors Able to work on a team and/or independently Time Commitment: Flexible schedule, working with staff to accommodate your availability; 4 hours per week with a minimum 3 month commitment preferred but not required. 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.

Hingham, MA

Through 1/1/23

Site Ambassador - Fruitlands

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors, history, and all things Fruitlands by becoming a Site Ambassador! Site Ambassadors assist with a variety of outdoor tasks and programming to support the day to day and special event operations of Fruitlands Museum. 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 and the Wayside Visitor Center, a classroom, education, and exhibition space. Please note: this role may require a background check Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Interact with visitors, answer questions about the site, 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 Reports to Fruitlands Engagement Site Manager, Manager of Buildings & Grounds, and Fruitlands staff Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the site Demonstrate good communication skills Desire to meet with the public, share knowledge of the site and the Trustees Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Flexible and independent Familiarity with Fruitlands 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: Flexible-both weekly and one-time (large event) positions available. 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

Remote Volunteer Screening Team

Opportunity Overview: Volunteers are at the heart of the Trustees – communities of individuals, organizations and companies committed to preserving and protecting the places we love for all to enjoy. Volunteerism has been a cornerstone of the Trustees’ since 1891 in conserving land for people and continues to play a role in shaping its future. The Volunteer Services Team is currently recruiting individuals to assist with the screening and intake process for new volunteers. This is a statewide, remote opportunity reporting to the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, with the goal of building our overall volunteer base to support the mission of the Trustees. Interested volunteers will be provided training on our volunteer management system, HandsOnConnect. Volunteers will have access to a well-developed screening intake toolkit which includes appropriate scripts, contact process, and protocols. Consider bringing your skills to the Trustees to support the Volunteer Services Team goals, engaging with other volunteers and staff of all levels and learning the nuts and bolts of non-profit operations. Note: this role may require a background check Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Schedule phone screens with potential volunteers Maintain phone screen log Provide overview of the Trustees properties and mission Identify volunteer’s skills, interests, availability, goals and motivation Communicate next steps for onboarding Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Experience with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel (required) Experience with HandsOnConnect and/or Salesforce (desired, but not required) Knowledge of resume evaluation, candidate assessment, and matching position to best candidate Excellent organization, prioritization, presentation skill Exceptional communication and people skills Friendly and outgoing personality Enjoy working with people Have reliable access to internet, personal computer and phone Benefits: Be part of a team dedicated to promoting conservation and volunteerism Build personal skills and become familiar with non-profit structure Time Commitment: We’re flexible! Ideal candidate will be available for one 4-hour shift, one day a week, Tuesday – Thursday, either 9:00 am – 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. 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.

Remote Screening Team (Virtual)

Through 12/31/25

Remote Volunteer Reporting Team

Opportunity Overview: Volunteers are at the heart of the Trustees – communities of individuals, organizations and companies committed to preserving and protecting the places we love for all to enjoy. Volunteerism has been a cornerstone of the Trustees’ since 1891 in conserving land for people and continues to play a role in shaping its future. The Volunteer Services Team is currently recruiting individuals to assist with data input and report creation. This is a statewide, remote opportunity reporting to the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, with the goal of streamlining data management and developing monthly dashboard reports to analyze volunteer goals and KPIs. Consider bringing your skills to the Trustees to support the Volunteer Services Team goals, engaging with other volunteers and staff of all levels and learning the nuts and bolts of non-profit operations. Note: This role may require a background check Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with maintaining our volunteer management system, HandsOnConnect (HOC) Ensure volunteer records are accurate and current Input volunteer data such as hours, contact information, etc. Assist with creating accurate dashboards and monthly reports Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Experience with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel (required) Experience with HandsOnConnect and/or Salesforce (desired, but not required) Enjoy working with data Attention to detail Excellent organization, prioritization, presentation skills Exceptional communication and people skills Friendly and outgoing personality Enjoy working with people Have reliable access to internet, personal computer and phone Benefits: Be part of a team dedicated to promoting conservation and volunteerism Build personal skills and become familiar with non-profit structure Time Commitment: We’re flexible! Ideal candidate will be available for one 4-hour shift, one day a week, Tuesday – Thursday, either 9:00 am – 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 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.

Remote Screening Team (Virtual)

Through 12/31/25

Volunteer Services Recruitment Leader

Volunteer Services Recruitment Leaders Overview Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Trustees. Everyday, our properties are brightened by the passion, personalities and skills of our volunteers, who drive our mission to preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. The Volunteer Services Recruitment Team will help drive the recruitment of volunteers by creatively engaging our communities and connecting more amazing people to our properties. If you have a passion for community, a love of connecting with people, and a desire to make an impact, you will be a great fit for our recruitment team. You will have the opportunity to meet dedicated and diverse people, share your personality and your passion, and help grow our volunteer community. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow with us, share your ideas, help develop creative outreach methods, and be part of a dynamic, fun team. Essential Functions & Responsibilities Build volunteer recruitment capacity Research outlets for volunteer opportunities and assist in posting volunteer opportunities through various online platforms and onsite community locations Help create social media content to market volunteer opportunities to a wide audience Draft volunteer and internship descriptions and post on Hands on Connect Create recruitment materials such as flyers and digital graphics Help connect make community connections; Investigate community outreach and partnership opportunities; attend local community events Participate in volunteer needs assessments Qualifications Passion for connecting with people Excited to join a team and work together and make an impact Creative and fun personality; strong problem solver Experience in volunteer coordination/management, human resources, marketing, community outreach, customer Service Excellent communication skills; A storyteller that can connect with diverse audiences Social media skills; creating content and marketing on facebook, Instagram, twitter a plus Photography, videography skills a plus Organized and diligent Training: Trustees’ Volunteer Services policies and procedures Inclusive recruitment strategies Time Commitment: Location: This volunteer opportunity will be a mix of remote activities and property-based activities. About The Trustees of Reservations: The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 120 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 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.

Through 9/1/25

Volunteer Services Digital Media Assistant

Opportunity Overview: If you have a passion for visual storytelling, and a desire to make an impact by creatively connecting people to our volunteer community, join our Volunteer Services Recruitment Team as a Digital Media Volunteer. Our recruitment team is comprised of connectors, and community driven volunteers that are building pathways to volunteering with The Trustees. We are seeking creative and skilled digital media volunteers that will help to the volunteer story through digital mediums, photography, videography, and social media marketing. You can utilize your skills to recruit hundreds of volunteers to help us on our coast, in the gardens, on our trails, at our historic homes, and at the many events and programs throughout the state. If you are a photographer, videographer, video editor, social media maven or influencer, you can help create content for recruitment marketing materials and dynamic storytelling to help connect more people to our amazing volunteer community. Essential Functions & Responsibilities: Build volunteer recruitment capacity by capturing and creating compelling content Attend volunteer events, service days, volunteer experiences to capture stories Develop engaging photos or videos of volunteers in action Visit Trustees’ properties for photos or videos of our special places that volunteers can connect with Help create tutorials and training materials to educate and engage our volunteers Create social media content to market volunteer opportunities to a wide audience Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Creative visual storyteller Digital media experience and skills – photographer, videographer, digital media editor Marketing, outreach, communications, advertising or volunteer management experience Excellent communication skills; amazing storyteller that can connect with diverse audiences Knowledge of digital marketing platforms and digital tools to amplify volunteer recruitment Have your own digital media equipment Additional Creatives: Web design skills Social media skills; creating content and marketing on facebook, Instagram, twitter Email marketing skills Digital organizers SEO experts Graphic Design – infographics, dashboards, marketing materials Training: Trustees’ Volunteer Services policies and procedures Inclusive recruitment strategies Time Commitment: We're flexible! We'll work with your schedule! Location: This volunteer opportunity will be a mix of remote activities and property-based activities. About The Trustees of Reservations: The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 118 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 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.

Through 9/1/25

Volunteer Services Community Connectors

Opportunity Overview: If you have a passion for community, a love of connecting with people, and a desire to make an impact, you will be a great fit for our Volunteer Services Community Connector team. You will have the opportunity to meet dedicated and diverse people, share your personality and your passion, and help grow our volunteer community by building connections throughout the community. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow with us, share your ideas, help develop creative outreach methods, and be part of a dynamic, fun team. At The Trustees, we rely on deep connections with our communities. Our properties are places for people of all walks of life to enjoy, from families and friends to neighbors and students. As a Community Connector, you will be an ambassador with The Trustees, sharing our story and special places. You will have the opportunity to get the next generation outside by opening the doors to more people throughout the community. Essential Functions & Responsibilities Research and identify potential community partners Attend community events to amplify The Trustees’ mission and message Be an ambassador with The Trustees; help connect and grow our reach. Help develop a diverse and inclusive strategy to build bridges throughout your local community Build volunteer recruitment capacity and community support Help develop deep relationships with schools, families, faith-based institutions, non-profit partners Work closely with volunteer services team and property staff to coordinate outreach Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Host property site visits with community groups Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Passion for connecting with people Excited to join a team and work together to make an impact Creative and fun personality; strong problem solver Experience in community outreach and engagement Roots in the community Excellent communication skills; A storyteller that can connect with diverse audiences Organized, friendly and professional Training: Trustees’ Volunteer Services policies and procedures Inclusive community outreach strategies Time Commitment: We're flexible! We'll work with you to create a mutually beneficial schedule. Location: This volunteer opportunity will be a mix of remote activities and property-based activities. About The Trustees of Reservations: The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 118 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 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.

Through 9/1/25

Volunteer Services Digital Organizer

Opportunity Overview: Stretched throughout every corner of the Commonwealth, The Trustees protect special places that are fueled by the dedication of volunteers. With 120 properties, hundreds of staff members, and thousands of volunteers, we are continually connecting with and growing our community. To grow and connect with more volunteers in a highly engaging experience, we are seeking the support of digital organizers that are passionate about building well-connected networks through the use of social media and tech tools to develop transformative organizing models. If you have an organizers mindset and strong technical skills, you can help make an impact with The Trustees. Digital organizing volunteers will help build a diverse and inclusive volunteer base, developing a ladder of engagement that will enhance the volunteer experience from outreach to onboarding, both online and offline. Digital organizers will be part of a dynamic Volunteers Services Recruitment Team that will use social media, texting, multimedia, data tracking, relational organizing, and innovative organizing techniques to include and empower volunteers. Essential Functions & Responsibilities: Help build a diverse and inclusive base of volunteers through digital advertising, organic social media, texting, and other digital tools. Help create connections with potential volunteers, and move them up a ladder of engagement, and deepen their leadership. Craft engaging social media posts, cultivate community within Facebook groups, and explore how new social media platforms and features (FB messenger, Instagram, etc) can be used for organizing. Create compelling graphics and videos for social posts, online ads, email blasts, etc. Test, setup, and train staff and volunteers to use texting, relational organizing, online organizing, and other software tools for organizing. Manage data and tracking systems in collaboration with Volunteer Services Team. Help share volunteer stories through videos, images, writing, press interviews, storytelling trainings Provide coaching and technical assistance to other organizers and community members, helping them use technology and online outreach to further organizing capacity. Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Passion for connecting people and building community Understanding of the fundamentals of distributed organizing models Ability to develop recruitment campaigns through digital platforms. Ability to create compelling graphics and videos for social media using Adobe Creative Suite or similar tools. Skilled with data tracking systems Strong organization and tracking skills. Strong at building connections and relationships Training: Trustees’ Volunteer Services policies and procedures Inclusive recruitment strategies Time Commitment: We're flexible! We'll work with your schedule! Location: This volunteer opportunity will be a mix of remote activities and property-based activities. About The Trustees of Reservations: The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 118 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 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.

Through 9/1/25

Volunteer Services Copywriter

Opportunity Overview: If you have a passion for storytelling, and a desire to make an impact by creatively connecting people to our volunteer community, join our Volunteer Services Recruitment Team as a copywriter and/or copyeditor volunteer. Our recruitment team is comprised of connectors, and community driven volunteers that are building pathways to volunteering with The Trustees. We are seeking creative and skilled writers and editors that will help tell the stories about our volunteers, who they are and what they do, to help us connect more people to our volunteer community. You can utilize your skills to create compelling written content for marketing materials, volunteer spotlights, articles about our people and places, and training materials. Help us connect more volunteers to on our coast, in the gardens, on our trails, at our historic homes, and at the many events and programs throughout the state. Essential Functions & Responsibilities: Build volunteer recruitment capacity by capturing and creating compelling content Attend volunteer events, service days, volunteer experiences to capture stories Meet volunteers and Trustees’ staff to learn about volunteer opportunities and experiences Help create tutorials and training materials to educate and engage our volunteers Create social media content to market volunteer opportunities to a wide audience Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 guidelines Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Creative verbal storyteller or editor Copywriting or copyediting experience and skills Marketing, outreach, communications, advertising experience Excellent communication skills; amazing storyteller that can connect with diverse audiences Knowledge of digital marketing platforms and digital tools to amplify volunteer recruitment Training: Trustees’ Volunteer Services policies and procedures Inclusive recruitment strategies Time Commitment: We're flexible! We'll work with your schedule! Location: This volunteer opportunity will be a mix of remote activities and property-based activities. About The Trustees of Reservations: The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 118 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 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.

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