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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

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

10/24/20 12:00 PM + 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

10/24/20 1:00 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 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 Event/Banquet Assistant 10/14/2020 2:00pm-5:30pm 1 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

10/24/20 2:15 PM + 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

10/24/20 4:00 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

10/25/20 8:00 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

10/25/20 11:00 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 Preschool Farm Explorers 10/9 9:45-11:15am 1 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/11 11:30-5pm 2 All About Goats 10/15 9:45-11:15am 1 Preschool Farm Explorers 10/16 9:45-11:15am 1 Seed Saving Workshop 10/17 12:30-4pm 1 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/18 11:30-5pm 2 Preschool Farm Explorers 10/23 9:45-11:15am 1 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/25 11:30-5pm 2 All About Goats 10/29 9:45-11:15am 1 Preschool Farm Explorers 10/30 9:45-11:15am 1 Boo in the Barnyard 10/31 9:30am-3pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/1 11:30-5pm 2 All About Goats 11/5 9:45-11:15am 1 The Great Pumpkin Chuck & Family Hike 11/7 10:30am-4pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/8 11:30-5pm 2 All About Goats 11/19 9:45-11:15am 1 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

10/25/20 11:30 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

10/27/20 9:00 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

10/28/20 9:00 AM + more

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

10/28/20 9:00 AM + more

Pumpkin Carving Party - Fruitlands

Opportunity Overview: It’s pumpkin party time! Join The Trustees at Fruitlands on Wednesday, October 28th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, as we prepare for our first ever Hillside Halloween Event which kicks off the following day! We will provide a safe socially distanced space to carve. Tools and templates will be provided, just bring your fun spirit, creativity, a few friends or the whole family to carve BOO-tiful 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 someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while at Fruitlands Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Reports to Fruitlands Engagement Manager Carve as many pumpkins as your hands can handle Bring a fun spirit and a sense of creativity Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Sign up for this fun event Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property Excellent communication skills Fun attitude Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Nimble hands for carving Please note: volunteers 15 years old and younger will require a parent or guardian to attend as well Time Commitment: Wednesday, October 28th, from 10:00 am – 1:00 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. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Harvard, MA

10/28/20 10:00 AM

Hillside Halloween Event - 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. Fruitlands will be hosting a unique and COVID-19 friendly trick-or-treating event for our visitors to enjoy Halloween. Guests will walk door to door through our museum campus and into the woods on our yellow trail, stopping to accept a ‘treat’ from one of our costumed volunteers and staff members. Come be a part of this family-friendly event! 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 surgical or cloth masks while at Fruitlands Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Reports to Fruitlands Engagement Manager Meet and greet visitors Distribute candy to guests following established no-contact protocols 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 Time Commitment Needed: Date Times # of volunteers Thursday, October 29 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm 20 Friday, October 30 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm 20 Saturday, October 31 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm 20 More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Harvard, MA

10/29/20 3:30 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 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 8:45am-10:30 am; 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30; 4:00pm-5:00pm 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 15-20 10/31/2020 Hillside Halloween 3:30pm-7:30pm 15-20 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

10/30/20 3:30 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 Fall Comfort Soups (Adult) - CANCELLED 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

11/3/20 9:00 AM + more

Visitor Services Volunteer - Notchview

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

Windsor, MA

11/14/20 10:00 AM + 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

12/2/20 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

Carpenter Volunteer - Bradley

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

Canton, MA

Through 12/24/25

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

Skilled Trades Volunteer - Bradley

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

Canton, MA

Through 12/31/25

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 Team (Virtual)

Through 12/31/25

Salt Marsh Bird Monitor - Crane Estate

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees of Reservations is looking for enthusiastic persons to help protect and study salt marsh migrating and breeding birds at the Crane Estate in Ipswich. The salt marshes of the Crane Estate, Old Town Hill and Stavros Reservation provide habitat for numerous migratory and breeding species year-round including rare and declining salt marsh species. Volunteers are needed to document species abundance and behavior during the breeding and migratory seasons to inform habitat restoration, management and protection. This data will also provide the means to communicate with visitors and other stakeholders about how salt marsh habitats are changing and success of restoration and management efforts.  Volunteers will be part of The Trustees Coastal Volunteer Corps and can participate in the following responsibilities. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Survey and record all bird species using specific areas of marsh and record abundance (training will be provided for each site) Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Required: Experience identifying birds common to Massachusetts Ability to walk one mile or less along the edge of the marsh and/or pull off on the side of the road bordering the marsh to make observations from your vehicle Ability to record data on digital platforms (eBird). Desired: Knowledge of general salt marsh ecology is helpful Binoculars or a Scope are helpful, but not required Desire to interact with visitors and educate them about the natural world when opportunities arise Training & Support: Bird Monitors report to the Coastal Ecologist who will provide training on the following: Marshbird migration Marshbird identification General salt marsh ecology Introduction to survey areas and ebird Learning Opportunities & Other Benefits Learning new skills and meeting others with similar interests Participation as Citizen Scientists in documenting threats to marsh birds and outcome of habitat restoration and management Free training on general salt marsh ecology, bird identification and behavior, climate change impacts to marsh birds and habitats Interaction with our seasoned staff of ecologists Participation in a vibrant Coastal Volunteer Program that includes special volunteer events Time Commitment Needed: Weekly, biweekly, or monthly 30 minute visits per site for Salt Marsh Bird Surveys 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 5/1/25

Salt Marsh Bird Monitor - Stavros Reservation

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees of Reservations is looking for enthusiastic persons to help protect and study salt marsh migrating and breeding birds at Stavros Reservation in Essex. The salt marshes of the Crane Estate, Old Town Hill and Stavros Reservation provide habitat for numerous migratory and breeding species year-round including rare and declining salt marsh species. Volunteers are needed to document species abundance and behavior during the breeding and migratory seasons to inform habitat restoration, management and protection. This data will also provide the means to communicate with visitors and other stakeholders about how salt marsh habitats are changing and success of restoration and management efforts.  Volunteers will be part of The Trustees Coastal Volunteer Corps and can participate in the following responsibilities. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Survey and record all bird species using specific areas of marsh and record abundance (training will be provided for each site) Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Required: Experience identifying birds common to Massachusetts Ability to walk one mile or less along the edge of the marsh and/or pull off on the side of the road bordering the marsh to make observations from your vehicle Ability to record data on digital platforms (eBird). Desired: Knowledge of general salt marsh ecology is helpful Binoculars or a Scope are helpful, but not required Desire to interact with visitors and educate them about the natural world when opportunities arise Training & Support: Bird Monitors report to the Coastal Ecologist who will provide training on the following: Marshbird migration Marshbird identification General salt marsh ecology Introduction to survey areas and ebird Learning Opportunities & Other Benefits: Learning new skills and meeting others with similar interests Participation as Citizen Scientists in documenting threats to marsh birds and outcome of habitat restoration and management Free training on general salt marsh ecology, bird identification and behavior, climate change impacts to marsh birds and habitats Interaction with our seasoned staff of ecologists Participation in a vibrant Coastal Volunteer Program that includes special volunteer events Time Commitment Needed: Weekly, biweekly, or monthly 30 minute visits per site for Salt Marsh Bird Surveys 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 5/1/25

Salt Marsh Bird Monitor - Old Town Hill

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees of Reservations is looking for enthusiastic persons to help protect and study salt marsh migrating and breeding birds at Old Town Hill in Newbury. The salt marshes of the Crane Estate, Old Town Hill and Stavros Reservation provide habitat for numerous migratory and breeding species year-round including rare and declining salt marsh species. Volunteers are needed to document species abundance and behavior during the breeding and migratory seasons to inform habitat restoration, management and protection. This data will also provide the means to communicate with visitors and other stakeholders about how salt marsh habitats are changing and success of restoration and management efforts.  Volunteers will be part of The Trustees Coastal Volunteer Corps and can participate in the following responsibilities. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Survey and record all bird species using specific areas of marsh and record abundance (training will be provided for each site) Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Required: Experience identifying birds common to Massachusetts Ability to walk one mile or less along the edge of the marsh and/or pull off on the side of the road bordering the marsh to make observations from your vehicle Ability to record data on digital platforms (eBird). Desired: Knowledge of general salt marsh ecology is helpful Binoculars or a Scope are helpful, but not required Desire to interact with visitors and educate them about the natural world when opportunities arise Training & Support: Bird Monitors report to the Coastal Ecologist who will provide training on the following: Marshbird migration Marshbird identification General salt marsh ecology Introduction to survey areas and ebird Learning Opportunities & Other Benefits Learning new skills and meeting others with similar interests Participation as Citizen Scientists in documenting threats to marsh birds and outcome of habitat restoration and management Free training on general salt marsh ecology, bird identification and behavior, climate change impacts to marsh birds and habitats Interaction with our seasoned staff of ecologists Participation in a vibrant Coastal Volunteer Program that includes special volunteer events Time Commitment Needed: Weekly, biweekly, or monthly 30 minute visits per site for Salt Marsh Bird Surveys 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 5/1/25

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

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

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 - Long Point

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

Martha's Vineyard, MA

Through 10/1/25

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

Trails Team - MCP

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

Burlington, MA

Through 12/31/25

Trails Team - Weir Hill

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

North Andover, MA

Through 12/24/25

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

 

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