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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Spring Barnyard Clean-Up - AF

Opportunity Overview: Appleton Farms is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in America. Established in 1638 by Samuel Appleton, who emigrated from Little Waldingfield, England, the farm is among the most influential in America’s agricultural history. For nearly four centuries, and over nine generations, the Appletons preserved their farm and maintained a successful agricultural operation. After a long winter’s sleep, our barnyard will be in need of a good spring cleaning. Come join us as we shake off the winter doldrums and prepare for another fantastic season at the Farm by sprucing up our barnyard on Saturday, April 17 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. All ages are welcome, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring work gloves if you have them. Reports to: Stewardship Manager and Education Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Sign up for this event Raking and sweeping the barnyard Brush clearing Replacing animal bedding Preparing garden beds Repairing and/or replacing fencing Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Maintaining communication with stewardship crew Qualifications: An eagerness to participate in maintaining the Farm Able to use hand tools (such as rakes, brooms) Able to follow instructions and work in a team Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear Ability to stand for extended periods of time and ability to bend Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces Time Commitment Needed: Saturday April 17th 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The event will be cancelled in the event of active extreme weather. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

4/17/21 8:00 AM

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 Reports to: Head of Visitor Services and Security, and other Trustees Staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Interact with visitors, answer questions about the park, events, programs and workshops Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach Promote the Trustees’ mission and provide membership information Assist with special programs on an occasional basis Assist with light property clean-up, if needed Assist with administrative projects such as updating bulletin boards, restocking pamphlets & flyers Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Sign up for a shift Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the park Demonstrate good communication skills Desire to meet with the public, share knowledge of the park and the Trustees Dress neat and appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Flexible and independent Familiarity with deCordova Sculpture and Museum [preferred, but not required] Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Ability to pick up lightweight objects from ground level Minimum age: 18 years old Note: a background check may be required Time Commitment Needed: We are looking for volunteers who are willing to work at least two, two-hour shifts each month. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.  Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Sandy Pond Road, MA

4/17/21 10:00 AM + more

Tour Guide - Appleton Farms

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

Ipswich, MA

4/17/21 11:45 AM + more

Event Volunteer - Bird Park

Opportunity Overview: A visit to Francis William Bird Park is a detour into nature in pursuit of play, no matter your age. Rolling fields lined by tree groves, a trio of ponds, and gurgling brooks comprise a lovely, organic tableau. The abundance of carefree recreation is testament to park designer John Nolen—a disciple of Frederick Law Olmsted—and his belief that a mixture of relaxation and active play should be parts of the park experience. Currently, Francis William Bird Park seeks volunteers to assist at various public events. This is a hands-on opportunity that will allow volunteers to connect more deeply with the community and the park. Successful volunteers are friendly, enthusiastic, willing to learn on the job, reliable, and good representatives of The Trustees. 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! Reports to: Engagement Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Welcome visitors, checking in guests, and helping answer questions Provide information about The Trustees, including benefits of membership Manage some event tasks independently Assist the Engagement Manager with tasks during events to ensure smooth running of event, such as assisting participants Assist with set up and clean up, including the ability to lift tables and chairs Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Sign up for an event Qualifications: Some experience working on events (with adults or children) desired, but not required Excellent customer services skills Interest in community engagement Some knowledge about the property and the Trustees desired, but not required Able to handle basic physical tasks (lift small objects, walk short distances) during events Good work ethic and reliable Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Minimum Age: 18 years old Time Commitment Needed: Event Title Date Shift Volunteers Needed Afternoon S’mores at the Park April 17 12:30 PM- 4:30 PM 2 Afternoon S’mores at the Park April 18 12:30 PM- 4:30 PM 2 Afternoon S’mores at the Park April 19 12:30 PM- 4:30 PM 2 Afternoon S’mores at the Park April 22 12:30 PM- 4:30 PM 2 Afternoon S’mores at the Park April 23 12:30 PM- 4:30 PM 2 Afternoon S’mores at the Park April 24 12:30 PM- 4:30 PM 2 For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends, and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Walpole, MA

4/18/21 12:30 PM + more

Event Assistant Crew - Weir River Farm

Opportunity Overview: Do you love the outdoors and meeting new folks while sharing your knowledge of the area? Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? Weir River Farm in Hingham is currently looking for volunteers to join our Event Assistant Crew. Volunteers will meet and greet visitors, share information about The Trustees’ mission and properties, recruit new members and donors. Options to help run craft tables or something similar also available. This is a terrific way to meet new people and have fun all in a Covid-19 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 Responsibilities (may include but are not limited the following): Talk with visitors, answering questions about The Trustees and Trustees’ properties Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach Educate the public about the goals of The Trustees and encourage membership Assist with programs as needed Assist children with creating crafts Assist families in interacting with the animals and overall experience of the farm Adhere to The Trustees' COVID-19 guidelines Sign up for this opportunity Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the farm Desire to meet with the public Good communication skills Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Experience working with the public Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces Time Commitment Needed: Each Saturday starting April 3rd from 9:45 AM - 2:15 PM Also during April Vacation Week, April 19 - April 23, 2021 from 12:45 PM - 3:15 PM Sign-up for as many dates as you are 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. 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.

Hingham, MA

4/20/21 12:45 PM + more

Bouquet Volunteer - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: Naumkeag is a public garden and historic home in the heart of the Berkshires. Stroll through the 8 acres of our world-renowned gardens decorated with over 130,000 daffodil, tulip and other bulbs as we celebrate spring. Our 44-acre estate in the heart of Stockbridge will come to life with the colors and spirit of spring with a variety of blooms, containers, displays and decorations against the backdrop of stunning views of Monument Mountain and the Berkshire Hills. The Trustees is looking for outgoing and engaging volunteers to harvest and assemble floral bouquets from the gardens for our visitors. Join the property staff to learn as you go and get the work done at the same time. We meet for some instruction and then off to pick flowers and bundle bouquets. Rain or shine! This opportunity is for individuals who enjoy working outside with their hands and have an interest in gardens or Naumkeag. No previous knowledge of the property or a green thumb is required, just an excitement to work as a team and spend the morning in flowers. Harvesting will take place Wednesday – Monday, from 9am to 12noon. Groups of 10-12 people will harvest 50-100 bouquets each shift Please note: If possible, please supply your own clippers or pruners while we are in the pandemic. Otherwise, tools are expected to be cleaned after each use. Reports to: Horticulturist and Engagement Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Listen to instruction to know how to cut flowers to increase plant vitality and arrange bouquets Be able to use garden equipment, water buckets and pruners safely Bend, kneel and stand on uneven ground Communicate effectively with the public, staff, and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign up for shifts each week using Volunteer Connect, our volunteer management system Qualifications: Ability to work independently as well as on a team Have reliable transportation to the property Knowledge of gardening or floral design not required Demonstrate good communication skills Friendly and polite demeanor Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Familiarity with the property or area, not required Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Ability to work outside in hot or rainy conditions Minimum age: 18 Bilingual candidates encouraged Time Commitment: The ideal candidate will have availability over multiple days over the course of the festival. Wednesdays - Mondays, April 22 to May 16 Harvesting will take place from 9am to 12noon. Groups of 10-12 people will harvest 50 (spring) bouquets each shift. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. More about Naumkeag This 48-acre architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. In 1884, Joseph Choate, a prominent New York attorney and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, and his wife, Caroline, hired the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White to design a summer retreat. The result was a 44-room shingle-style home, where several generations of the Choate family lived until daughter Mabel Choate bequeathed it to The Trustees in 1958.

Stockbridge, MA

4/21/21 9:00 AM + more

Greenhouse & Field Assistant - CHF

Opportunity Overview: Located in Southborough, Chestnut Hill Farm is a hidden gem that provides organic vegetables to the local community through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and farm stand. It is a growing endeavor with 250 members. The property is a happy and bustling gathering space for our community throughout the season and we would love to have you join us. As a non-profit and a Trustees property, the farm is also committed to a level of community engagement and education that goes beyond agriculture to include community building and support. As a Greenhouse & Field Assistant you will work alongside and learn from staff as you propagate seedlings and participate in field projects that include transplanting, weeding and harvesting. Many skills you learn will be transferable to your own home gardens. This position will be held on Wednesdays throughout the growing season from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Come learn more about farming as you work alongside our farm staff. Reports to: CSA Farm Manager and other staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to the following): Greenhouse tasks: Assist with greenhouse duties including, but not limited to seeding, watering, repotting of seedlings, filling trays with soil, fertilizing and hardening plants off Assist with cleaning up at the end of the day and organizing tools and equipment Maintain hygienic greenhouse conditions in order to stifle the growth of weeds, pests, and plant disease within the greenhouse Wear closed toe shoes at all times while working in the greenhouse. We also suggest that you wear long pants, however to do so is optional. Because the greenhouse can be very bright, we also suggest wearing a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Don’t forget your water bottle! Field tasks: Maintain the fields by weeding (by hand or by specialized hand tool), laying row cover, staking and tying tomatoes Help with transplanting of seedlings and hand-scale direct seeding Maintain tools and facilities associated with field work including the wash station, harvest containers, harvest and weeding tools. Wear closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing for weather conditions while working in the fields. We also suggest that you wear long pants, however to do so is optional. Maintain communication with the farm crew and the farmer Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign-up for available shifts Qualifications: Prior greenhouse and field experience is a plus, but not essential Willingness to learn and enjoy hard work Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass, paved walkways, stairs Ability to stand, kneel and bend Ability to lift 40 lbs. Enthusiasm for farming and being outside in variable weather conditions Enthusiasm for fast-paced, detail-oriented work Ability to identify the difference between a weed and specific veggies grown in the field Excellent communication skills Must have legible handwriting and the ability to read a spreadsheet Knowledge of horticulture is helpful, but not required Minimum age: 16 years old Time Commitment We ask for a seasonal weekly commitment from March – October, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Southborough, MA

4/21/21 9:00 AM + more

Greenhouse & Field Assistant - PF

Opportunity Overview: Powisset Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm located in Dover, Massachusetts. Throughout the spring, the farm is a buzz, preparing for the upcoming CSA season, and we welcome committed volunteers to assist us. The property is a happy and bustling gathering space for our community and we would love to have you join us. This position will be held on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Come learn more about farming as you work along side our farm staff. Many skills you learn will be transferable to your own home gardens. Reports to: CSA Farm Staff and other staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to the following): Greenhouse tasks: Assist with greenhouse duties including, but not limited to seeding, watering, repotting of seedlings, filling trays with soil, fertilizing and hardening plants off Assist with cleaning up at the end of the day and organizing tools and equipment Maintain hygienic greenhouse conditions in order to stifle the growth of weeds, pests, and plant disease within the greenhouse Wear closed toe shoes at all times while working in the greenhouse. We also suggest that you wear long pants, however to do so is optional. Because the greenhouse can be very bright, we also suggest wearing a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Don’t forget your water bottle! Field tasks: Maintain the fields by weeding (by hand or by specialized hand tool), laying row cover, staking and tying tomatoes Help with transplanting of seedlings and hand-scale direct seeding Maintain tools and facilities associated with field work including the wash station, harvest containers, harvest and weeding tools. Wear closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing for weather conditions while working in the fields. We also suggest that you wear long pants, however to do so is optional. Maintain communication with the farm crew and the farmer Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign-up for available shifts Qualifications: Prior greenhouse and field experience is a plus, but not essential Willingness to learn and enjoy hard work Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass, paved walkways, stairs Ability to stand, kneel and bend Ability to lift 40 lbs. Enthusiasm for farming and being outside in variable weather conditions Enthusiasm for fast-paced, detail-oriented work Ability to identify the difference between a weed and specific veggies grown in the field Excellent communication skills Must have legible handwriting and the ability to read a spreadsheet Knowledge of horticulture is helpful, but not required Minimum age: 16 years old Time Commitment We ask for a seasonal weekly commitment on Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Dover, MA

4/21/21 9:00 AM + more

Earth Day - Bartholomew's Cobble

Opportunity Overview: Bartholomew’s Cobble is named for its two rocky knolls — or “cobbles” — rising above the Housatonic River. Hurlburt’s Hill, the property’s highest point, rises 1,000 feet to a 20-acre upland field on the Massachusetts-Connecticut border that offers panoramic views northward up the Housatonic River Valley. Boasting an enormous variety of woodland flowers and fern species, the Cobble’s amazingly diverse flora earned it a National Natural Landmark designation in 1971. Earth Day continues to be a momentous and unifying day each and every year. We look forward to being a part of this historic climate summit and making active progress to Restore Our Earth. Come join our staff and be a part of this volunteer morning! Reports to: Trustees Staff Please note: please bring your own work gloves, hand tools, water and snacks. We suggest dressing in layers, wearing long sleeves, long pants and a hat. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Participate in a variety of tasks including litter and downed limb removal Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign up for the morning Qualifications: Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the property Ability to walk on a variety of uneven surfaces Ability to bend and lift up to 10 pounds Enjoy working with people Minimum age: 18. Volunteers under 18 years old will require parental or guardian supervision Time Commitment: Thursday, April 22, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Sheffield, MA

4/22/21 10:00 AM

Drop-In Friday - Haskell

Opportunity Overview: In the heart of New Bedford lies the former nursery of Allen C. Haskell: six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, historic buildings, and more than half an acre of greenhouse space. Volunteers are invited to drop-in Fridays from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside our talented Horticulturist and other volunteers. The skills you learn will be transferable to your own home garden! No previous gardening skills required, just a helping hand and an interest in learning! Please bring gardening gloves, your own hand tools and drinking water. Reports to Haskell Horticulturalist Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but is 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 Ability to work as part of a team while following directions Adherence to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign-up for your availability Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the garden A love of gardening and the outdoors An eagerness to participate in maintaining gardens Ability to use hand tools Ability to stand for extended periods of time and to kneel, lift up to 10 pounds, pull and dig Ability to walk on a variety surfaces including grass, cobblestones, brick, gravel as well as the ability to navigate stairs Ability to follow instructions and work on a team Have appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activity Time Commitment Needed 3 hours every Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., April through October We’re flexible . . . join us every Friday or on Fridays which fit your schedule! Please note: This is a weather dependent event and will be cancelled in the likelihood of extreme weather. For more information: Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. .

New Bedford, MA

4/23/21 9:00 AM + more

Hike Volunteer - CHF

Opportunity Overview: Our community farm offers many opportunities for families to experience total sensory learning while also engaging with the working mechanics of locally grown food. Chestnut Hill Farm is a leader in farm-based and environmental education with programs that engage and inspire the next generation to love nature and learn about local farms, animals, food and the environment. We are home to goats, fields of vegetables and many ecological wonders. We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Nocturnal Wild Walks and OUT on the Farm: Guided Evening Hike, a family friendly event where we guide visitors on a hike then enjoy a relaxing time around a campfire. This position will be working with youth of various ages, along with families and adults. Reports to: Property Staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Meet and greet visitors Provide a fun and engaging experience for program participants Answer questions about Chestnut Hill Farm Assist with set up and break down of program supplies Sign up for a shift Qualifications: Able to lift 30 lbs or more Have excellent communication and customer service skills Friendly and outgoing personality Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions and walking Time Commitment: April 24th, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm May 15th, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm June 12th, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm June 26th, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Southborough, MA

4/24/21 6:00 PM + more

Spring Clean-Up - deCordova

Opportunity Overview: Come join staff and other volunteers for our Annual Spring Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 from 10:00 am – noon. Help us pull winter’s blanket off and welcome spring! Volunteers should come dressed in layers for varying weather conditions, wear appropriate footwear, bring work gloves, hat, sunscreen, refillable water bottle and snacks. We will have tools to share, but feel free to bring your own tools if you prefer. 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. Reports to: Stewardship Staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Work alongside staff and other volunteers Plant and/or transplant annuals and perennials as well as perform general garden clean-up such as raking, weeding, spreading mulch Maintain communication with staff Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign-up for this event Qualifications: An eagerness to participate in maintaining deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Ability to use hand tools Ability to follow instructions and work on a team Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear Ability to stand for extended periods of time and ability to bend Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces Minimum age: 18. Volunteers under 18 will require parent/guardian supervision Time Commitment Needed: Saturday, May 1st, 2021 from 10:00 am – noon For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Sandy Pond Road, MA

5/1/21 10:00 AM

Event & Program 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.  Reports to: Property Staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):  Communicate effectively with staff, visitors and volunteers Meet and greet visitors Answer questions about Chestnut Hill Farm and educate families about our animals  Check guests in and provide general wayfinding information Assist with run of event [ie: assist with maintaining fire pit] Assist with set up and break down of event Adhere with The Trustees safety protocols Sign up for your availability Qualifications:  Interest in working in a farm environment  Excellent communication and customer service skills Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces Outgoing, positive demeanor with a willingness to learn  Ability to work some weekend days  Ability to provide own transportation to the farm Event  Date  Times  # Volunteers Needed Baby Goat & Lamb Cuddle Party & Seedling Sale 5/2 9:45 am - 2:15 pm 2 To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/  More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Southborough, MA

5/2/21 9:45 AM

Garlic Mustard Pull - WE

Opportunity Overview: Interested in ecology? Want to promote biodiversity on our properties and across Massachusetts? Combine your love of nature with service by helping the Trustees to curb the harmful spread of invasive species. This volunteer position requires removing invasive species, bagging them up, and placing them at the property entrance for pickup. Work is mostly independent with occasional opportunities to work with staff and other volunteers. This position is vital to helping The Trustees’ achieve their ecological stewardship goals. Reports to: Stewardship Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with invasive species control at World’s End Understand the ecology/biology of invasive species and be able to identify them in the field Coordinate with staff around targeted populations and species. Walk the property and remove invasive species such as pale swallowwort, Asiatic bittersweet, bush honeysuckle, and garlic mustard Remove invasive species, primarily by hand pulling (combined with use of a hand-pick or dandelion weeder) Place these weeded plants in a garbage bag and bring to the entrance for pickup Report new populations or species observed Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours in a timely fashion Qualifications: Interest in and an understanding of the need to control invasive plants Ability to work both as part of a team and independently Dress in appropriate field clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions: hot and dry, cold or wet, etc. Observance of Trustees safety protocol Plant identification skills Age minimum: This role is open to ages 8+ but requires 1:1 supervision for children interested in participating. Time Commitment: Wednesday, May 5 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday, May 8 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Wednesday, May 12 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday, May 15 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Hingham, MA

5/5/21 9:00 AM + more

Goat Hike Volunteer - CHF

Opportunity Overview: Our community farm offers many opportunities for families to experience total sensory learning while also engaging with the working mechanics of locally grown food. Chestnut Hill Farm is a leader in farm-based and environmental education with programs that engage and inspire the next generation to love nature and learn about local farms, animals, food and the environment. We are home to goats, fields of vegetables and many ecological wonders.  Do you enjoy working with animals and being outdoors? We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Goat Hikes on Sundays. During our goat hikes, guests in small groups will come to walk goats around our property. This opportunity is great for adults and responsible teens interested in engaging the public with our goats. Training provided. Reports to: Property Staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Meet and greet visitors 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) Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols 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   Excellent communication and customer service 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, 9am-3pm (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

5/9/21 8:30 AM + more

Powisset Cooks - Powisset Farm

Opportunity Overview: Do you enjoy interacting with the public, making them feel welcome and comfortable? Do you have an interest in local and sustainable food? Would you like to be involved in our signature 'Powisset Cooks!' program? We are currently recruiting for motivated and talented volunteers to assist us during our cooking classes. This is a great opportunity to learn about seasonal ingredients, discover new recipes focused on local food, and absorb culinary tips and techniques from professional chef instructors. Come work 1 or 2 events, or all of them if you like! Reports to: Trustees Chef/Instructor Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (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 Kitchen helpers will assist with pizza prep, soup prep, cleaning and organizing Adhere to the Trustees COVID-19 safety guidelines Sign-up for a shift Qualifications: Interest in talking to and working with the public Friendly and polite demeanor Excellent customer skills 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 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 Southern Classics 4/8/2021 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Tapas 4/15/2021 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Asian Stirfry 4/29/2021 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Mexican 5/6/2021 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Mother's Day Brunch 5/9/2021 10:00am-2:00pm 4 French Bistro 5/13/2021 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Latin Flavors 5/20/2021 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Kitchen Helpers 5/24/2021 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Vietnamese 5/27/2021 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Memorial Day Pizza Picnic 5/31/2021 11:00am-1:15pm 3 Memorial Day Pizza Picnic 5/31/2021 1:15pm-3:30pm 3 Memorial Day Pizza Picnic 5/31/2021 3:30pm-5:30pm 3 Kitchen Helpers 6/7/2021 9:00am-12:00pm 2 Homage to Barbara Lynch 6/10/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Kitchen Helpers 6/14/2021 9:00am-12:00pm 2 Field to Hearth - Apps & Snacks 6/17/2021 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Kitchen Helpers 6/21/2021 9:00am-12:00pm 2 Field to Hearth - Tuscan 6/24/2021 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Kitchen Helpers 6/28/2021 9:00am-12:00pm 2 More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Dover, MA

5/9/21 10:00 AM + more

CSA Distribution Coordinator - CHF

Opportunity Overview: Chestnut Hill Farm is a hidden gem providing organic vegetables to the local community through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and farm stand. It is a growing endeavor with 250 members. Currently, The Trustees is seeking committed CSA Distribution Coordinators to help during our busy CSA pick-up days. Learn about organic growing, farm stand coordination, and community engagement. As a non-profit and a Trustees property, the farm is committed to a level of community engagement and education that goes beyond agriculture to include community building and support. Available shifts are: Tuesday....................... 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm Thursday..................... 1:30 am – 6:30 pm Saturday...................... 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Reports to: CSA Farm Manager and other staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to the following): Coordinate CSA distribution Prep for CSA distribution in an attractive yet practical manner including washing vegetable bins, displaying accurate signage, settings limits where necessary, and any other relevant information Engage with CSA members in a friendly and efficient manner Provide up to date information on Pick-Your-Own garden, upcoming events, new farm stand items, recipes, and cooking tips as needed Communicate with our farmer and other staff to harvest or fetch vegetables in appropriate locations to prevent contamination by birds/pests/spoilage Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign-up for available shifts Qualifications: Excellent customer service and communication skills Must be able to carry 40lb box/basket Standing/Sitting for periods of time Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass, paved walkways, stairs Minimum age: 16 years old Time Commitment: Position lasts from June to the end of October. Volunteers are requested to commit to a minimum of a regular 1-day a week schedule. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Southborough, MA

6/1/21 1:30 PM + more

CSA Packing Volunteer - Mobile Market

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees Mobile Farmers Market is an innovative local food delivery program on wheels, designed to bring fresh, local food from Trustees and other Massachusetts farms to Boston neighborhoods with limited access to healthy food. The market carries a wide selection of seasonal vegetables and fruit, sourcing mainly from Powisset Farm in Dover, just 15 miles from Boston, as well as our other Trustees farm and some other local farm partners. We work with community partners like Dimock Health Center, Roxbury YMCA, and Whitter Street Health Center, among other organizations. We are currently recruiting several volunteers to assist with the distribution of fresh produce. Come join our team and combine your love of local, sustainable, fresh, and healthy food with service, by helping our mobile farmers market team deliver vegetables to low-income people in Boston. Available shifts are: Wednesday................. 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Reports to: Mobile Market & Delivered Shares Program Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to the following): Prep for CSA distribution by packing harvested vegetables in to bags to be delivered to customers’ homes. Communicate with our farmer and other staff to harvest or fetch vegetables in appropriate locations to prevent contamination by birds/pests/spoilage Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign-up for available shifts Qualifications: Good communication skills and friendly demeanor with all staff, other volunteers, and customers Excellent customer service skills Must be able to carry 45 lb box/basket Standing/Sitting for periods of time Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass, paved walkways, stairs Minimum age: 18 years old Time Commitment This role takes place at Powisset Farm in Dover. Position lasts from June 2021 – March 2022. Volunteers are requested to commit to a 3 month commitment. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Dover, MA

6/2/21 9:30 AM + more

Wednesday Garden Crew - Haskell

Opportunity Overview: In the heart of New Bedford lies the former nursery of Allen C. Haskell: six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, historic buildings, and more than half an acre of greenhouse space. Volunteers are invited to drop-in Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside our talented Horticulturist and other volunteers. The skills you learn will be transferable to your own home garden! No previous gardening skills required, just a helping hand and an interest in learning! Please bring gardening gloves, your own hand tools and drinking water. Reports to Haskell Horticulturalist Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but is 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 Ability to work as part of a team while following directions Adherence to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign-up for your availability Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the garden A love of gardening and the outdoors An eagerness to participate in maintaining gardens Ability to use hand tools Ability to stand for extended periods of time and to kneel, lift up to 10 pounds, pull and dig Ability to walk on a variety surfaces including grass, cobblestones, brick, gravel as well as the ability to navigate stairs Ability to follow instructions and work on a team Have appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activity Time Commitment Needed 3 hours every Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., April through October We’re flexible . . . join us every Wednesday or on Wednesdays which fit your schedule! Please note: This is a weather dependent event and will be cancelled in the likelihood of extreme weather. For more information: Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

New Bedford, MA

6/16/21 9:00 AM + more

National Trails Day - Bartholomew's Cobble

Opportunity Overview: Bartholomew’s Cobble is named for its two rocky knolls — or “cobbles” — rising above the Housatonic River. Hurlburt’s Hill, the property’s highest point, rises 1,000 feet to a 20-acre upland field on the Massachusetts-Connecticut border that offers panoramic views northward up the Housatonic River Valley. Boasting an enormous variety of woodland flowers and fern species, the Cobble’s amazingly diverse flora earned it a National Natural Landmark designation in 1971. National Trails Day recognizes all the incredible benefits federal, state and local trails provide for recreation and exposure nature. This event helps promote awareness of the wide variety of services the trails systems offer. The day encourages people to discover their local trials, become active concerning trail issues, and share their excitement for the outdoors. Come join our staff and be a part of this volunteer morning! Reports to: Trustees Staff Please note: please bring your own work gloves, hand tools, water and snacks. We suggest dressing in layers, wearing long sleeves, long pants and a hat. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Participate in a variety of tasks including litter removal, downed limb removal and trail maintenance Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign up for the morning Qualifications: Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the property Ability to walk on a variety of uneven surfaces Ability to bend and lift up to 10 pounds Enjoy working with people Minimum age: 18. Volunteers under 18 years old will require parental or guardian supervision Time Commitment: Wednesday, June 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Sheffield, MA

6/16/21 10:00 AM

Event Volunteer - Bird

Opportunity Overview: Francis William Bird Park seeks volunteers to assist at various public events. Volunteers may be asked to work off hours, as the events may occur on weekends or after working hours. This is a hands-on opportunity that will allow volunteers to connect more deeply with the community and the park, while also developing more skills around event planning and hosting. Successful volunteers are friendly, enthusiastic, willing to learn on the job, reliable, and good representatives of The Trustees. For more than a century, The Trustees has been on the ground in communities across Massachusetts, working to protect special places, providing loving care of our reservations, building creative new programs to engage people, and sharing our expertise with neighbors and partners across the state. Come be a part of our team! This opportunity will also build a volunteer’s expertise and assist in transferable and marketable skills. Reports to: Engagement Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with various event tasks, set up and clean up included Welcome and check in guests Manage some event tasks independently Assist the Engagement Manager with tasks during events to ensure smooth running of event Assist with the sale of concession items Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Sign-up for your available days Qualifications: Some experience working on events (with adults or children) desired, but not required Excellent communication and customer service skills Interest in community engagement Some knowledge about the property and The Trustees desired, but not required Able to handle basic physical tasks (lift small objects, walk short distances) during events Good work ethic and reliable Reliable transportation to the proprety Time Commitment Variable, depending on volunteer availability. Ideal candidates will volunteer at two events (2-4 hours/event) per month, though more in busy season (summer and fall) would be appreciated. Event Name Date Time # volunteers Dad's Day Picnic Festival June 19 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm 2 needed Dad's Day Picnic Festival June 20 11:30 am - 3:30 pm 2 needed For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Walpole, MA

6/19/21 4:30 PM + more

Carpentry Volunteer - WRF

Opportunity Overview: Weir River Farm is looking for 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. Reports to: Stewardship Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): 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 renovations Keep workshop clean and organized Tuning up or repairing power and hand tools Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Logging volunteer hours 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 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. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Hingham, MA

Through 12/31/26

College Education Intern - AF

Opportunity Overview: The Education Intern will work closely with Appleton education staff to advance the program and curriculum development of our farm field school programs, reaching local students from preschool through high school through farm-based school & education programs at the property. This internship provides the opportunity to gain skills and experience related to program development, marketing, planning, and implementation for school-aged children. We are seeking candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to early childhood education and an interest in local farming and seasonal cooking. Agricultural and culinary experience is desirable, but not required. We are looking for candidates who are eager to learn the nuances of working at a nonprofit organization and who are willing to take on the challenges of a start-up endeavor. Covid-19 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 Reports to: Youth Programs Manager and Education Manager Commitment: 3 month minimum commitment, rolling start Minimum 15 hours per week, Appleton Farms is open 7 days per week. Some weekend availability is preferable. Responsibilities (general responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following): Program Development & Implementation – Develop and deliver engaging, hands-on farm and environmental programming. Work with the Appleton education team to identify areas for growth across school, children’s and family programing, including partnership opportunities with local schools and other organizations, and help to develop pilot opportunities for testing new program concepts. Support large scale events and weekly programming. Marketing and Outreach – create information campaigns for concept programs, including flyers, signage, social media content, and other marketing materials. Program Support - work with staff on site in support of educational programs including inventory and supply management, signage, and program setup and breakdown when needed. Volunteer Management - coordinate with the Education Manager to identify education volunteer opportunities for educational farm programs. Log internship hours weekly. Qualifications: Experience in early childhood education programming and/or college-level course work in environmental science, early childhood education, sustainable agriculture or other related fields Demonstrated interest in sustainability, conservation, food systems, start-up business experience, and/or the nonprofit sector; Comfortable working with animals and in a teaching kitchen Currently pursuing or have recently completed an undergraduate degree; Strong communication and customer service skills; Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office, knowledge of design software including Adobe systems is a plus; Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously; Must be a self-starter and strong collaborator; Able to lift 40 lbs Willingness to undergo CORI/SORI background checks Ability to work some weekend days *This is an unpaid internship with a 3-month commitment offered on a rolling basis year-round with varying hours per week, with the potential to obtain college credit through your university. Occasional weekend work may be requested. The Education Intern reports to the Education Manager. This position is based in Ipswich, MA. Essential Functions: Development and delivery of engaging, hands-on farm and environmental programming Lead or co-lead educational experiences with private school and youth programs Support the growth of education programs on the farm Adapt and/or create farm-based curriculum for school-age students Assist with public events and programs on an as needed basis Employ risk management best-practices in development and execution of all educational programming Other duties as assigned Other: Background CORI/SORI check required Flexibility to work weekends is required. In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission. Semester: Fall and Spring availability Year: 2020 into 2021 About 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. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 1/31/22

Property Steward- Petticoat Hill

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

Williamsburg, MA

Through 6/29/50

Property Steward- Chapel Brook

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

Ashfield, MA

Through 12/31/25

Grassland Bird Monitor- Bartholomew's Cobble

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees is seeking local birders and ecology lovers to help survey grassland habitat to assist us in evaluating the management of the grassland and agricultural resources on our properties. The Trustees has long identified the management of suitable habitat for grassland birds as a key goal, but has also found it challenging to balance the needs of grassland birds with the production of viable agricultural products such as high quality hay. The Trustees has taken measures, such as delayed mowing, to protect nesting grassland birds whenever possible. However, the effectiveness of our management is not clear without the ability to properly monitor our grasslands. Reports to: Lead Ecologist Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but is not limited to the following): Conduct a minimum of three site visits from May – July to grasslands Conduct a standardized survey on each visit for bobolink, eastern meadowlark, savanna sparrow, red-winged blackbird and American kestrel Record survey results on a standardized data sheet Photograph survey points Submit data to The Trustees ecology staff Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Confidence in identifying target grassland birds by sight and sound The ability to make a minimum of three morning visits to their grassland habitat (time and transportation) The ability to interpret aerial photographs and follow survey protocol Ability to participate in light walking/hiking Ability to withstand hot/humid conditions Access to binoculars, and preferably a digital camera Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment: Minimum of three morning visits (before 10:00 am) in mid-May, mid-June, mid-July; each visit will take approximately 90 minutes (more frequent visits would be preferable) For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Sheffield, MA

Through 12/31/25

Grassland Bird Monitor- Bryant

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees is seeking local birders and ecology lovers to help survey grassland habitat to assist us in evaluating the management of the grassland and agricultural resources on our properties. The Trustees has long identified the management of suitable habitat for grassland birds as a key goal, but has also found it challenging to balance the needs of grassland birds with the production of viable agricultural products such as high quality hay. The Trustees has taken measures, such as delayed mowing, to protect nesting grassland birds whenever possible. However, the effectiveness of our management is not clear without the ability to properly monitor our grasslands. Reports to: Lead Ecologist Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but is not limited to the following): Conduct a minimum of three site visits from May – July to grasslands Conduct a standardized survey on each visit for bobolink, eastern meadowlark, savanna sparrow, red-winged blackbird and American kestrel Record survey results on a standardized data sheet Photograph survey points Submit data to The Trustees ecology staff Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Confidence in identifying target grassland birds by sight and sound The ability to make a minimum of three morning visits to their grassland habitat (time and transportation) The ability to interpret aerial photographs and follow survey protocol Ability to participate in light walking/hiking Ability to withstand hot/humid conditions Access to binoculars, and preferably a digital camera Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment: Minimum of three morning visits (before 10:00 am) in mid-May, mid-June, mid-July; each visit will take approximately 90 minutes (more frequent visits would be preferable) For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Cummington, MA

Through 12/31/26

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

Garden Volunteer - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: The gardens at Naumkeag are calling! 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 you have an interest in gardening, and you have a few hours to spare each week, we would love to have your help! Help maintain the gorgeous gardens of Naumkeag, learn from our excellent Horticulturist, and meet other volunteers that share your passion for gardening. 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. Come be a part of maintaining the garden creations of Mabel Choate and Fletcher Steele! Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Maintain communication with staff supervisor Work with staff to assess gardening needs Weeding, deadheading, edging beds, pruning, planting, harvesting Seasonal garden tasks such as raking and mulching Adhere to The Trustees safety and Covid-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: An eagerness to participate in maintaining Naumkeag’s gardens Ability to use hand tools Ability to follow instructions and work on a team Have appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activity Ability to bend and kneel helpful, but not required Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces and ability to stand for extended periods of time Minimum age: 18. 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. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Stockbridge, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Dinosaur Footprints

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

Holyoke, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Questing

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

New Marlborough, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Land of Providence

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

Holyoke, MA

Through 12/24/25

Property Steward- Dry Hill

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

Monterey, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Little Tom Mountain

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

Holyoke, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Bear Swamp

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

Ashfield, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Bullitt

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

Ashfield, MA

Through 12/31/25

Property Steward- Mount Warner

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

Hadley, MA

Through 12/24/25

Internship: Natural Resource Management- West Management Unit

*We are currently recruiting for Summer and Fall 2021. About the Trustees: The Trustees is the oldest land trust in the world, founded in 1891. Dedicated to preserving for public use exceptional natural and historical properties throughout Massachusetts, we have over 100 “reservations,” on more than 26,000 acres, visited by more than two million people annually. With more than 100,000 members, our remarkable properties range from meadows to mountains, farms to forests, to world-class beaches, and including five National Historic Landmarks, five community-supported agriculture programs, 72 archaeology sites, a model archives center, and 54 historic buildings. Together with our neighbors we preserve the distinct character of our community and inspire a commitment to special places across the commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth that is thriving as a result of people’s commitment to creating healthy, active, and green communities. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable landscapes and landmarks that we care for – as we know how valuable they are to our everyday life. Currently, 35 properties in the Western Region are managed by a stewardship team based out of locations in Leominster, Florence, Windsor, and Williamstown. There is a wide variety of different sites including campgrounds, formal gardens, wildlife meadows, forested trails, and mountainous waterfalls. More information on our properties can be found at: www.thetrustees.org. Internship Overview: Further your studies and learning path while assisting the western stewardship team with property care. A wide variety of routine projects and hands-on experience is possible, including property maintenance, trail construction, volunteer management, event outreach, photo documenting, social networking, light construction and building maintenance, and media management. Help people discover these special places and foster local land conservation efforts while you “learn by doing” to gain a deeper understanding of field operations at the cutting edge of land trust work. You will acquire marketable job skills for the natural resources field and complete measurably valuable projects through this service-learning opportunity. This is an experiential learning placement where you are working alongside and helping the non-profit staff and other volunteers/interns. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities: Typical responsibilities of the Intern will vary depending on current needs and the intern’s interests, skills, experience and abilities, but will be similar to tasks listed below. Visit properties with staff and assist with maintenance duties such as: Maintenance of property grounds, and onsite cultural, and natural resources Literature restocking and trash cleanup Trail maintenance, litter pickup, mowing paths, raking leaves, graffiti removal Brush and invasive plant trimming, and control; Hazard tree felling and removal Weeding, planting, and watering Projects: sign installation, trail building, painting, carpentry, rockwork, etc. Organize and maintain tools and equipment in the storage area, shop, and in vehicles. Serve as a Property Ambassador: welcoming visitors, soliciting memberships, responding to visitor questions, promoting awareness of regulations. The internship duration depends on your institution’s requirement: 80-140 hours. Unfortunately, this internship is UNPAID with no compensation, nor stipends available. Physical Demands of the Position & Requirements Must be able to handle the physical demands of the job, which includes a level of physical fitness adequate to enable them to, for example: Lift 80 lbs. to waist height and maintain 5 lbs. over shoulder height for 5 minutes Work outdoors for 4-6 hours on their feet in a variety of weather conditions To safely handle shovels, rakes, pruners, handsaws, hammers, and other tools Transportation to begin work at the shop and/or field location each day. Commitment to remain in regular communication with internship supervisor regarding scheduling, work planning and the like. A smartphone is not required but is helpful. Learning Opportunities & Other Benefits Training in natural resource management routine and project-based work. Specific training and experience in tools and equipment used in field operations. Increased skill at managing and coordinating other volunteers. Augment familiarity with local natural areas. Exposure to a leading conservation organization: an on-the-inside look at operations. Improved time management, work planning and event management. Develop community contacts, supplementing your local contacts. You will likely perform tasks pertaining to the following careers (partial list): Painter Carpenter Landscaper Arborist Park Ranger Mechanic Photographer Roofer Contact: Josh Knox | Trails Specialist | jknox@thetrustees.org More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Northampton, MA

Through 12/31/35

Development Events & Operations Internship

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees is the steward of some of Massachusetts most popular destinations including Castle Hill on the Crane Estate and Crane Beach, as well as over 116 reservations including working farms, urban gardens, campgrounds, inns and National Historic and Natural Landmarks from the Berkshires to Greater Boston to the Cape and Islands. The Development Operations & Events Intern will gain insight to the behind-the-scenes workings of a fast-paced Development Office. Raising $11M+ annually, executing tens of events, and with more than 1,000 donors at the $1,000+ level, the Intern will be exposed to event management and execution from start to finish; the Raiser’s Edge database and procedures; and a basic background of what it is like to work in the Development profession. Our Development & Governance Events season kicks off in May, with the most intense concentration taking place during the summer months. Reports to: Associate Director of Events, Development Please note: This is an unpaid internship Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but is not limited to the following): Assist with event vendor research Filing and maintenance of development operation documents Assist with event lead up preparations for registration needs Provide as needed development operations support including record maintenance, mailings, and research While the majority of this internship is remote, we will host a few in-person events. We would require attendance at these events. Event dates: June 5, June 10, June 26, July 24, September 9 (this date is flexible depending on internship end date) Log internship hours weekly Qualifications: Detail oriented and reliable Ability to travel between reservations Excellent communication skills Interest in learning more about Development Events and Operations Ability to travel between Trustees’ properties Reliable internet, computer and phone How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to intern@thetrustees.org. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed. Time Commitment: 18 hours minimum per week for 10-12 weeks 3 days total (2 days in the Boston office and 1 remote, on one of our 116 reservations and at our events) Hours and days flexible based on intern’s schedule, 2 days per week Monday-Friday availability required; select Saturdays in June and July desired. 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.

Boston, MA

Through 12/31/26

Property Steward- Goose Pond

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

Lee, MA

Through 12/31/25

Tree Stewards - AF

Opportunity Overview: Come join a vibrant group of staff and volunteers at Appleton Farms in Ipswich! Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, vegetable crops, and historic farm buildings comprise this 1,000-acre pastoral landscape, offering a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. This volunteer position will assist the staff in maintaining our young sapling trees planted along the drive and in other public areas. Staff are dedicated to volunteers, sharing knowledge and experience. Please note: The ideal candidate should be at least 18 years old with a clean driving record. Driving checks will be performed on all volunteers Reports to: Stewardship Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in a safety demonstration Communicate regularly with stewardship and other Trustees staff Fill water tank on trailer, driving a Trustees vehicle to each tree for deep watering Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Clean driving record Desire to be outside in the varying weather conditions Ability to lift upwards of 30 pounds Comfortable working outdoors, walking on a variety of uneven surfaces including grass, gravel and paved/unpaved property roads Able to work on a team and/or independently Minimum age: 18 years old Time Commitment Needed: We’re flexible! We can work with your schedule! One day a week for 2-3 hours with a minimum 3 month commitment preferred. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 12/31/26

Events & Marketing Intern - AF

Opportunity Overview: The Appleton Farms Marketing & Events Intern will focus on supporting the Appleton Team on a broad spectrum of programming, digital marketing, public relations, and customer service responsibilities. Appleton Farms programming and events cultivate appreciation for local food, farms, history, and the environment by connecting the public with agriculture, nature, and the community. This internship will support that work by assisting in the development and planning, marketing, and execution of events like Farmers Markets. This internship provides the opportunity to gain skills and experience related to marketing, event planning, office administration, and social media. The role is a combination of remote and in-person. The ideal candidates will have the ability to travel to Appleton Farms. We are seeking 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. This is an unpaid position, but course credit may be applicable. Reports to: Program Coordinator and other property staff as needed Please note: This is an unpaid internship Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Event Promotion – work with staff to create event materials, populate online calendars, create social media packages, and execute events. Event Planning and Execution – assist Program Coordinator and other staff in planning events, including duties such as contacting vendors, tracking vendor fees and contracts, scheduling vendors, etc., and assist in running events at Appleton Farms when able Outreach and Marketing -- create ad hoc social media content, take photos during events, organize photo library, and create flyers and signage for events and general programming needs. Volunteer Management – work alongside volunteers and assist Program Coordinator with volunteer scheduling, tracking, coordination, etc. Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log internship hours into Volunteer Connect database weekly Qualifications: Previous events or marketing experience, desired Interest in sustainability, conservation, food systems, start-up business experience, and/or the nonprofit sector Currently pursuing or have recently completed an undergraduate degree, preferred Strong communication skills and an outgoing and engaging personality Basic computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office, knowledge of design software including Canva and Adobe systems is a plus Highly organized and able to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously Must be a self-starter and strong collaborator Reliable computer and internet access Willingness to undergo CORI/SORI background checks Ability to work some weekend days Semester: Spring; Summer Year: 2021 To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to volunteer@thetrustees.org Time Commitment: 3-month minimum commitment, rolling start Minimum 12-15 hours per week, based on a weekly schedule determined by the candidate’s availability. Appleton Farms is open 7 days per week. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about Appleton Farms Appleton Farms, established in 1638, is the oldest continuously operating farm in the country. At almost 1000 acres, Appleton is a sustainable farm that grows healthy and delicious food for local families while modeling best practices that contribute to a diverse ecological landscape where pollinators, birds, and wildlife thrive alongside our crops and livestock – helping to preserve healthy farmland in Massachusetts, forever. The farm hosts year-round educational programs and events that foster a sense of place and deep appreciation for local food, farms, history, and nature. Appleton is one of The Trustees most prominent properties and our most important platform for engaging and introducing new people to the agricultural work of the organization. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 1/1/24

Marketing & Engagement Intern - Fruitlands Museum

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

Harvard, MA

Through 1/1/24

Property Steward - Old Manse

Opportunity Overview: To visit the Old Manse—a handsome Georgian clapboard built on the banks of the Concord River in 1770—is to re-experience pivotal moments in our nation’s early history. Constructed for patriot minister William Emerson, the upstairs overlooks North Bridge, where the famous battle of April 19, 1775, took place. Later, some of New England’s most esteemed minds found inspiration inside its walls. In the 19th century, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne both called the Manse home for a time: Emerson drafted his influential essay “Nature” in an upstairs study. Meanwhile, Hawthorne and his wife, Sophia, started their married life here; the recreated heirloom vegetable garden was originally planted by Henry David Thoreau in honor of the Hawthornes’ wedding. As a Property Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work alongside staff to help keep the Old Manse beautiful for all to enjoy! Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable, communicative, fun and always willing to share their expertise. Reports to: Stewardship Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Walk the trails regularly, talk to visitors about trails and features of the property, and keep a record of anything notable (fallen trees, trail erosion, visitor encounters, wildlife, etc.). Remove litter, small branches, and other debris from the trails Trim overgrowth of vegetation from encroaching onto trails, as needed Report to the Stewardship team, including emailing completed trail reports on a regular basis (at least twice per month) Record location of any invasive plants observed Be comfortable interacting with visitors and answering questions whenever possible Promote upcoming events and programs Post program info and stock trailhead kiosks with maps, flyers, etc. Property Stewards may assist with trail projects or special events Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property An interest in conservation Ability to complete physically vigorous work Enjoy interacting with the public Ability to read trail maps Ability to work independently and communicate effectively Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Outdoor experience: hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing a plus Trail maintenance experience a plus Time Commitment: Minimum of 1-2 hours, every other week. Six-month commitment required. This is a year-round position. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Concord, MA

Through 12/31/26

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. Reports to: Horticulturist and/or Engagement Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Maintain communication with staff supervisor Work with staff to assess gardening needs Weeding, deadheading, edging beds, pruning, planting, harvesting Seasonal garden tasks such as raking and mulching Adhere to The Trustees safety and Covid-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: An eagerness to participate in maintaining gardens Experience gardening in home or public gardens Ability to use hand tools Ability 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 Minimum age: 18 years old 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. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Stockbridge, MA

Through 1/1/25

Learning Garden Volunteer - AF

Opportunity Overview: Appleton Farms, a 1,000+ acre working farm and farm-based education center, was established in 1638 by the Appleton Family and gifted to The Trustees in 1998. Located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, our property boasts sweeping pastoral vistas, hours of walking trails, a vegetable CSA program, a grass-fed beef operation, and a small dairy that supports our artisan cheesemaking. We also have a robust educational platform, including: field study for school and youth groups, summer camp, public programs and cooking classes for adults and kids, and year-round festivals and special events. The farm has 10 raised beds located behind the property’s historic Old House that serve as the learning garden for summer camp, children’s programs, and culinary workshops. If your passion is gardening, and you have a few hours a week to spare, we would enjoy sharing this amazing property with you! This position would be perfect for a creative individual who has a flexible schedule, enjoys the outdoors, and has a basic knowledge of gardening. Our education staff will work with the volunteer to determine gardening needs and priorities. The ideal candidate should be equally at home working independently as well as on a team. It’s never too early to plan for the spring-time! 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 Reports to: Education Manager and Camp Director Responsibilities (include the following but not limited to): Working with education staff to assess gardening needs Planting and/or transplanting vegetable starts, herbs, and other plants, as well as maintaining existing beds Maintaining communication with education staff During off season, help decorate planters with winter greenery Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: An eagerness to participate in maintaining the Farm Able to use hand tools Able to follow instructions and work in a team Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear Ability to stand for extended periods of time and ability to bend Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces Time Commitment Needed: Flexible schedule could be year-round depending on availability. Prefer a commitment of 3 months. 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. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 1/1/25

Courtesy Patrol - Nantucket

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

Nantucket, MA

Through 12/31/25

Lead Engagement Volunteer - Haskell

Opportunity Overview: We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - roughly 27,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. For more than a century, The Trustees has been on the ground in communities across Massachusetts, working to protect special places, providing loving care of our reservations, building creative new programs to engage people, and sharing our expertise with neighbors and partners across the state. We’re here to protect and share the Massachusetts places people love for their exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value. For their trails, their history, their gardens, their beaches. For the simple reason that nature and culture can soothe the soul and improve our lives . . . for everyone, in a diverse, inclusive and equal organizational culture! The Lead Engagement Volunteer is a leadership position, reporting to and in volunteer partnership with paid staff colleagues which will often include managing volunteers. Responsibilities may include, but are not restricted to assisting our staff by scheduling volunteers for events and workdays, providing information on upcoming opportunities, orienting volunteers to ‘day of’ projects and tasks, performing community outreach, communicating with volunteers to celebrate their milestones such as birthdays and occasionally leading workdays. In addition, specific settings may have specific needs and responsibilities. This role will include remote and on-property responsibilities. Reports to: Haskell Horticulturist Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with scheduling volunteers for workdays and events Assist with community outreach Assist with ‘day of’ events and workdays to orient volunteers to projects and tasks Assist with volunteer appreciation and recognition events Orient new volunteers to the property Train new volunteers on our volunteer management system, Volunteer Connect Occasionally lead workshops and workdays Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Communicate regularly with staff Adhere to The Trustees Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocol Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Knowledge of any of the following: local history, ecology, conservation, trail maintenance and sustainable practices [preferred, not required] Prior event management experience [preferred, not required] Have reliable transportation to the property Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Excellent communication skills Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways and trails Ability to work independently and in a team environment Personal computer with reliable internet and phone for performing remote projects Experience with Microsoft programs [including Word, PowerPoint and Excel] Time Commitment Needed: Flexible, working with property and department staff to create a mutually beneficial schedule. The ideal candidate would be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months. For more information: Contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

New Bedford, MA

Through 12/31/26

Lead Engagement Volunteer - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - roughly 27,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. For more than a century, The Trustees has been on the ground in communities across Massachusetts, working to protect special places, providing loving care of our reservations, building creative new programs to engage people, and sharing our expertise with neighbors and partners across the state. We’re here to protect and share the Massachusetts places people love for their exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value. For their trails, their history, their gardens, their beaches. For the simple reason that nature and culture can soothe the soul and improve our lives . . . for everyone, in a diverse, inclusive and equal organizational culture! The Lead Engagement Volunteer is a leadership position, reporting to and in volunteer partnership with paid staff colleagues which will often include managing volunteers. Responsibilities may include, but are not restricted to assisting our staff by scheduling volunteers for events and workdays, providing information on upcoming opportunities, orienting volunteers to ‘day of’ projects and tasks, performing community outreach, communicating with volunteers to celebrate their milestones such as birthdays and occasionally leading workdays. In addition, specific settings may have specific needs and responsibilities. This role will include remote and on-property responsibilities. This role will support the properties within the Southern Berkshire Management Unit, including: Ashintully Gardens,Ashley House (Col. John), Bartholomew's Cobble, McLennan Reservation, Monument Mountain, Naumkeag, The Mission House and Tyringham Cobble. Reports to: Horticulturist and/or Engagement Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with scheduling volunteers for workdays and events Assist with community outreach Assist with ‘day of’ events and workdays to orient volunteers to projects and tasks Assist with volunteer appreciation and recognition events Orient new volunteers to the property Train new volunteers on our volunteer management system, Volunteer Connect Occasionally lead workshops and workdays Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Communicate regularly with staff Adhere to The Trustees Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocol Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Knowledge of any of the following: local history, ecology, conservation, trail maintenance and sustainable practices [preferred, not required] Prior event management experience [preferred, not required] Have reliable transportation to the property Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Excellent communication skills Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways and trails Ability to work independently and in a team environment Personal computer with reliable internet and phone for performing remote projects Experience with Microsoft programs [including Word, PowerPoint and Excel] Time Commitment Needed: Flexible, working with property and department staff to create a mutually beneficial schedule. The ideal candidate would be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months. For more information: Contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Stockbridge, MA

Through 12/31/26

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

Lead Engagement Volunteer - Ecology

Opportunity Overview: We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - roughly 27,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. For more than a century, The Trustees has been on the ground in communities across Massachusetts, working to protect special places, providing loving care of our reservations, building creative new programs to engage people, and sharing our expertise with neighbors and partners across the state. We’re here to protect and share the Massachusetts places people love for their exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value. For their trails, their history, their gardens, their beaches. For the simple reason that nature and culture can soothe the soul and improve our lives . . . for everyone, in a diverse, inclusive and equal organizational culture! The Lead Engagement Volunteer - Ecology is a leadership position, reporting to and in volunteer partnership with paid staff colleagues which will often include managing volunteers. Responsibilities may include, but are not restricted to assisting our staff by scheduling volunteers for events and workdays, providing information on upcoming opportunities, orienting volunteers to projects and tasks including how to collect and submit biological data, performing community outreach, communicating with volunteers to celebrate their milestones such as birthdays and following up with volunteers to ensure projects are completed. Please note: This role will include remotely supporting volunteers and natural resources staff statewide as well as occasional and on-property responsibilities. Reports: Lead Ecologist Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with scheduling volunteers for workdays and projects Assist with community outreach Assist with orientation of volunteers to projects and tasks Assist with volunteer appreciation and recognition events Orient new volunteers to the property Train new volunteers on our volunteer management system, Volunteer Connect Occasionally lead workshops and workdays, in person or remotely Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Communicate regularly with staff Adhere to The Trustees Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocol Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Knowledge of any of the following: local history, ecology, conservation, trail maintenance and sustainable practices [preferred, not required] Prior event management experience [preferred, not required] Have reliable transportation to the property [if on property work is necessary] Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Excellent communication skills Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways and trails Ability to work independently and in a team environment Personal computer with reliable internet and phone for performing remote projects Experience with Microsoft programs [including Word, PowerPoint and Excel] Time Commitment Needed: Flexible, working with property and department staff to create a mutually beneficial schedule. The ideal candidate would be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months. For more information: Contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Remote Team (Virtual)

Through 12/31/26

Firewood Processor - AF

Opportunity Overview: Come join a vibrant group of staff and volunteers at Appleton Farms in Ipswich! Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, vegetable crops, and historic farm buildings comprise this 1,000-acre pastoral landscape, offering a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. This volunteer position would assist the staff in processing and splitting wood to be used for a number of purposes including for our wood-fired pizza oven. Staff are dedicated to volunteers, sharing knowledge and experience. Please note: The ideal candidate should be at least 18 years old with prior experience using a log splitter. Reports to: Stewardship Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Participate in safety demonstration Use a hydraulic log splitter to split wood Assist with stacking wood Communicate regularly with stewardship and other Trustees staff Abide by all safety standards Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Knowledge safe use of log splitter Desire to be outside in the varying weather conditions Ability to lift upwards of 30 pounds Comfortable working outdoors Able to work on a team and/or independently Minimum age: 18 years old Time Commitment Needed: We’re flexible! We can work with your schedule! A total of 4 hours per week with a minimum 3 month commitment preferred. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 12/31/26

Lead Engagement Volunteer - Long Hill

Opportunity Overview: We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - roughly 27,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. For more than a century, The Trustees has been on the ground in communities across Massachusetts, working to protect special places, providing loving care of our reservations, building creative new programs to engage people, and sharing our expertise with neighbors and partners across the state. We’re here to protect and share the Massachusetts places people love for their exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value. For their trails, their history, their gardens, their beaches. For the simple reason that nature and culture can soothe the soul and improve our lives . . . for everyone, in a diverse, inclusive and equal organizational culture! The Lead Engagement Volunteer is a leadership position, reporting to and in volunteer partnership with paid staff colleagues which will often include managing volunteers. Responsibilities may include, but are not restricted to assisting our staff by scheduling volunteers for events and workdays, providing information on upcoming opportunities, orienting volunteers to ‘day of’ projects and tasks, performing community outreach, communicating with volunteers to celebrate their milestones such as birthdays and occasionally leading workdays. In addition, specific settings may have specific needs and responsibilities. This role will include remote and on-property responsibilities. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with scheduling volunteers for workdays and events Assist with community outreach Assist with ‘day of’ events and workdays to orient volunteers to projects and tasks Assist with volunteer appreciation and recognition events Orient new volunteers to the property Train new volunteers on our volunteer management system, Volunteer Connect Occasionally lead workshops and workdays Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Communicate regularly with staff Adhere to The Trustees Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocol Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Knowledge of any of the following: local history, ecology, conservation, trail maintenance and sustainable practices [preferred, not required] Prior event management experience [preferred, not required] Have reliable transportation to the property Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Excellent communication skills Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways and trails Ability to work independently and in a team environment Personal computer with reliable internet and phone for performing remote projects Experience with Microsoft programs [including Word, PowerPoint and Excel] Time Commitment Needed: Flexible, working with property and department staff to create a mutually beneficial schedule. The ideal candidate would be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months. For more information: Contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Beverly, MA

Through 12/31/26

Volunteer Partner to Volunteer Services

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees Volunteer Services team is seeking a volunteer to join them as a consultant in the creation of an effective dispute/issue resolution process for the volunteer workforce. The Volunteer Partner will co-lead the development of this process and attend meetings with the team. This role will work closely with the Director of Volunteer Services and Human Resources to support the establishment of this process and a training program for volunteer managers. This volunteer role is for individuals experienced in Human Resources, conflict management or staff training. The Volunteer Partner will have the opportunity to utilize their skills to build, implement, and maintain an issue/dispute resolution process. This will be a remote role with virtual meetings and communication. As the current pandemic situation resolves, there may be opportunity for future in-person/on property meetings. Note: this is an unpaid volunteer role Reports to: Director of Volunteer Services 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 Trustees property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Regularly scheduled meetings with Volunteer Services team Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Co-lead work group on development of process Co-lead development of training program Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Professional experience in Human Resources, conflict management or staff training Excellent communication skills Highly collaborative, organized Enjoy working with people Time Commitment: Regular weekly meetings with Director Meetings with work groups as needed Some research time 4-5 hours per week How to apply: Please send resume to volunteer@thetrustees.org For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Remote Team (Virtual)

Through 12/31/26

Produce Distribution - PF

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees Mobile Farmers Market is an innovative local food delivery program on wheels, designed to bring fresh, local food from Trustees and other Massachusetts farms to Boston neighborhoods with limited access to healthy food. The market carries a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, sourcing mainly from Powisset Farm in Dover, just 15 miles from Boston, as well as our other Trustees farm and some other local farm partners. We work with community partners like Dimock Health Center, Roxbury YMCA, and Whitter Street Health Center, among other organizations. We are currently recruiting several volunteers to assist with the distribution of packed CSA shares to low-income customers in Boston. Come join our team and combine your love of local, sustainable, fresh, and healthy food with service. Reports to: Mobile Market & Delivered Shares Program Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Oversee a food pickup site at one or more housing projects or community centers in Boston to ensure that our customers pick up their food orders Communicate regularly with staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Report your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website Qualifications: Good communication skills and friendly demeanor with all staff, other volunteers, and customers Excellent customer service skills Ability to be outside in inclement weather, and winter weather, for one hour at a time Ability to lift 35 pounds Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass, pavement, stairs Must provide own vehicle Minimum age: 18 years old Time Commitment Needed: June 1, 2021 through March, 2022 Pick up CSA shares at Powisset Farm in Dover, or from the mobile market truck in Boston, and deliver the shares to customers in Boston using volunteer’s own vehicle. Varies depending on the volunteer’s specific responsibilities. 2-3 hours per day of service, Wednesday through Friday options, at least once per week strongly preferred For more information Contact volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Dover, MA

Through 12/31/25

Livestock Volunteer - AF

Opportunity Overview: Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, vegetable crops, and historic farm buildings comprise this 1,000-acre pastoral landscape, offering a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. Appleton Farms is looking for volunteers to assist the livestock staff with daily chores and operations. This opportunity is great for adults and responsible teens with the commitment to keeping our animals healthy and happy. We require at least a 6 month commitment with a regular schedule to take part in this opportunity. Training provided. Reports to: Dairy & Livestock Manager and Stewardship Staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Feed our sheep, goats, pigs, cows, chickens, and bunnies Muck stalls, sweep barn spaces, and scrub water buckets Groom animals Collect eggs and clean chicken coop on occasion Organize and restock feed and supplies Minor carpentry, cleaning, and various projects Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the Farm Enjoy working with people Ability to lift 30 lbs or more Ability to work in all weather conditions Ability to work independently with staff near by Comfortable to ask questions if unclear of chore Ability to commit for 6 months or more to the same 2-4 hour shift once a week Interest in working in a barn environment Interest in providing the best care for our livestock Desire to learn how a farm is run Minimum age: 18 years old. Under 18 years old will require parent/guardian supervision Time Commitment: Morning and/or afternoon shifts available, Monday – Wednesday. Spring Shifts [April through August] 8:30 am – 10:00 am 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Fall Shifts [September] 8:00 am – 10:00 am 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm The ideal candidate will be able to commit to the same weekly schedule For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, 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. Reports to: Stewardship Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but 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. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Harvard, MA

Through 12/31/25

Visitor Services - SCHG

Opportunity Overview: Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens exemplifies the rural retreats of wealthy urbanites of the early 1900s. Today, the gardens are currently undergoing a revitalizing expansion, and The Trustees is looking for outgoing and engaging volunteers to join us in welcoming visitors to the exciting new gardens as a Property Ambassador. As a Visitor Services Volunteer, volunteers will assist within our gift shop, meet and greet our guests and help our visitors with admission to the property. Visitor Services Volunteers may also share information about the property, answer general questions about events, programs and workshops and the benefits of membership. Volunteer shifts are available daily from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. This opportunity is for individuals who enjoy talking to people and have an interest in gardens or gardening, local Massachusetts’ history, or Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens. Reports: Engagement Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Provide an excellent experience for members, visitors, and their families Greet and direct visitors Educate the public about the mission of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Interact with visitors, answer questions about the property, events, programs, and workshops Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach 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 Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property Demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills Desire to meet with the public, share knowledge of the property and The Trustees Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Flexible and independent Familiarity with Stevens-Coolidge House and Gardens [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 Bilingual candidates encouraged Minimum age: 18 years old Note: a background check may be required Time Commitment Needed: Daily, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to work at least two, two-hour shifts each month. For more information contact volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

North Andover, MA

Through 12/31/26

DBIE & Community Impact - Remote

Opportunity Overview: The Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity (DBIE) & Community Impact Volunteer will play a key role in supporting inclusivity and equality within The Trustees as well as providing best practices to engaging with communities. Under the guidance of the Managing Director of Community Impact who leads all DBIE initiatives, the volunteer will assist with research, strategic communications, templates and tools development to support developing and implementing outreach methods to connect the Trustees with different areas across the state. Note: This role may require the successful completion of a background check. Reports to: Managing Director, Community Impact Commitment: 2-3 days per week; approximately 10 hours/week Note: This is an unpaid, remote opportunity Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Document current community stakeholders and stakeholder engagement Research and outreach to potential community partners – DBIE focus Develop calendar and content for statewide social media channels Develop templates, infographics and presentations Support the internal Diversity Committee Collaborate with Volunteer Services team in promoting DBIE initiatives Provide weekly updates on current projects Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Experience and/coursework in Diversity and Inclusion, ethnic studies, nonprofit management, and/or communications. etc. Organized, flexible, and able to multi-task Self-motivated and able to work independently Friendly, outgoing, customer service oriented Sensitivity and awareness of cultural differences Ability to speak multiple languages (a plus but not required) Familiarity with software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe and Windows and social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter and Hootsuite. Access to computer with reliable internet and phone How to Apply: Express interest in this role AND send cover letter and resume to: volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Remote Team (Virtual)

Through 12/31/25

Volunteer Recruitment Team - Remote

Opportunity Overview: Volunteers are at the heart of the Trustees – individuals and communities committed to preserving and protecting the places we love for all to enjoy now and in the future. 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 looking for volunteers to assist with volunteer recruitment statewide. As The Trustees continues to grow, so does the need for a diverse and dedicated team of volunteers. The Recruitment Team will research a diverse community-based pool of volunteers and act as ambassadors for The Trustees reaching out to these volunteers. This opportunity is for individuals who enjoy meeting new people and building relationships, care about diversity and inclusion, and like working both in a team and independently. This is a remote role, and we welcome people from all over MA to join the team! Reports to: Volunteer Recruitment Specialist Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Research new platforms, community groups, and other opportunities for recruitment Outreach to potential partners or volunteer groups Collaborate with team members to assist in developing a responsive, inclusive volunteer recruitment strategy Write text and help develop promotional materials Attend weekly or bi-weekly team meetings Communicate effectively with staff, other volunteers, and community members Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Written and verbal communication skills Organized, friendly, and welcoming Enjoy working with people Experience with recruitment, community outreach, or sales preferred but not required Have reliable internet, phone, and personal laptop Time Commitment: We’re flexible! We’ll work with you to create a mutually beneficial schedule. Minimum 3-month commitment preferred. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ 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 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.

Remote Team (Virtual)

Through 2/16/26

Grassland Bird Monitor - NCM

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees is seeking local birders and ecology lovers to help survey grassland habitat to assist us in evaluating the management of the grassland and agricultural resources on our properties. The Trustees has long identified the management of suitable habitat for grassland birds as a key goal, but has also found it challenging to balance the needs of grassland birds with the production of viable agricultural products such as high quality hay. The Trustees has taken measures, such as delayed mowing, to protect nesting grassland birds whenever possible. However, the effectiveness of our management is not clear without the ability to properly monitor our grasslands. Reports to: Lead Ecologist Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but is not limited to the following): Conduct a minimum of three site visits from May – July to grasslands Conduct a standardized survey on each visit for bobolink, eastern meadowlark, savanna sparrow, red-winged blackbird and American kestrel Record survey results on a standardized data sheet Photograph survey points Submit data to The Trustees ecology staff Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Confidence in identifying target grassland birds by sight and sound The ability to make a minimum of three morning visits to their grassland habitat (time and transportation) The ability to interpret aerial photographs and follow survey protocol Ability to participate in light walking/hiking Ability to withstand hot/humid conditions Access to binoculars, and preferably a digital camera Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment: Minimum of three morning visits (before 10:00 am) in mid-May, mid-June, mid-July; each visit will take approximately 90 minutes (more frequent visits would be preferable) For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Petersham, MA

Through 12/31/26

Grassland Bird Monitor- Jewell Hill

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees is seeking local birders and ecology lovers to help survey grassland habitat to assist us in evaluating the management of the grassland and agricultural resources on our properties. The Trustees has long identified the management of suitable habitat for grassland birds as a key goal, but has also found it challenging to balance the needs of grassland birds with the production of viable agricultural products such as high quality hay. The Trustees has taken measures, such as delayed mowing, to protect nesting grassland birds whenever possible. However, the effectiveness of our management is not clear without the ability to properly monitor our grasslands. Reports to: Lead Ecologist Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but is not limited to the following): Conduct a minimum of three site visits from May – July to grasslands Conduct a standardized survey on each visit for bobolink, eastern meadowlark, savanna sparrow, red-winged blackbird and American kestrel Record survey results on a standardized data sheet Photograph survey points Submit data to The Trustees ecology staff Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Confidence in identifying target grassland birds by sight and sound The ability to make a minimum of three morning visits to their grassland habitat (time and transportation) The ability to interpret aerial photographs and follow survey protocol Ability to participate in light walking/hiking Ability to withstand hot/humid conditions Access to binoculars, and preferably a digital camera Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment: Minimum of three morning visits (before 10:00 am) in mid-May, mid-June, mid-July; each visit will take approximately 90 minutes (more frequent visits would be preferable) For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ashby, MA

Through 12/31/26

Stewardship Lead Volunteer - AF

Opportunity Overview: We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - roughly 27,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. For more than a century, The Trustees has been on the ground in communities across Massachusetts, working to protect special places, providing loving care of our reservations, building creative new programs to engage people, and sharing our expertise with neighbors and partners across the state. We’re here to protect and share the Massachusetts places people love for their exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value. For their trails, their history, their gardens, their beaches. For the simple reason that nature and culture can soothe the soul and improve our lives . . . for everyone, in a diverse, inclusive and equal organizational culture! The Stewardship Lead Volunteer is a leadership position, reporting to and in volunteer partnership with paid staff colleagues which will often include managing volunteers. Responsibilities may include but are not restricted to assisting our staff by scheduling volunteers for workdays, providing information on upcoming workdays, orienting volunteers to ‘day of’ projects and tasks, performing community outreach, communicating with volunteers to celebrate their milestones such as birthdays and occasionally leading workdays. In addition, specific settings may have specific needs and responsibilities. This role will include remote and on-property responsibilities. Reports to: Stewardship Staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with scheduling volunteers for workdays and events Assist with community outreach Assist with ‘day of’ events and workdays to orient volunteers to projects and tasks Assist with volunteer appreciation and recognition events Orient new volunteers to the property Train new volunteers on our volunteer management system, Volunteer Connect Occasionally lead workshops and workdays Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Communicate regularly with staff Adhere to The Trustees Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocol Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Knowledge of any of the following: local history, ecology, conservation, trail maintenance and sustainable practices [preferred, not required] Prior event management experience [preferred, not required] Have reliable transportation to the property Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Excellent communication skills Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways and trails Ability to work independently and in a team environment Personal computer with reliable internet and phone for performing remote projects Experience with Microsoft programs [including Word, PowerPoint and Excel] Time Commitment Needed: Flexible, working with property and department staff to create a mutually beneficial schedule. The ideal candidate would be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months. For more information: Contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 12/31/26

Education Volunteer - MV

Opportunity Overview: Since 1991, The Trustees has provided free, place-based environmental education programs for island schools through our Claire Saltonstall Education Program. We are looking for a volunteer to assist with school field trips at various outdoor locations across the island. You will lead small groups of students and teach programs on coastal ecology, geology, local history or climate change. With this support, we will be able to expand our capacity to reach a greater number of students each year, and split large groups of students into smaller, more manageable sizes. Reports to: Islands Education Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Lead school field trips for students in grades K-12 on topics including coastal ecology, geology, local history and climate change Communicate effectively with Trustees staff, program participants, visitors and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Experience working with children preferred Experience in a formal or non-formal educational setting preferred Interest or experience in areas such as coastal ecology, geology, local history, or climate change Bilingual skills (English/Portuguese) are a plus! Ability to lead programs outdoors on varied terrain Please note: All volunteers working with children must pass a criminal background check Training & Support: This volunteer position reports to a Trustees staff member who will: Provide an introduction to The Trustees and our work on Martha’s Vineyard There will be the opportunity to shadow a staff member or walk through a program before leading it on your own; we will also provide written lesson plans Time Commitment Needed: We anticipate opportunities to volunteer in this role will begin in the 2021-2022 school year. School field trips occur on weekdays, primarily in the spring and fall. We can work with volunteers to arrange a schedule that fits your needs. Opportunity Location: School field trips take place outdoors at The Trustees’ Martha’s Vineyard properties including Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Menemsha Hills Reservation, Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Wasque Reservation, Norton Point Beach, and Mytoi Garden. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Martha's Vineyard, MA

Through 12/31/26

Portuguese Translator - MV

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees is looking for a bilingual volunteer to translate posters, flyers and educational materials into Portuguese. Depending on the interest of the volunteer, there may be the opportunity to co-lead tours and public programs on Trustees properties alongside a Trustees staff member, providing spoken translation, or eventually lead tours independently in Portuguese. As an ambassador to the Island’s Portuguese-speaking population, you will help us expand our outreach to the Brazilian community, make our place-based environmental education programs for schools more accessible to English language learners, and ensure that our programming reaches an audience that is representative of the Vineyard community as a whole. Reports to: Islands Education Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Translate written materials such as flyers, posters or educational materials into Portuguese Provide feedback and suggestions on what type of programming might be of interest to the Island’s Portuguese-speaking population Depending on the interest of the volunteer, there may be the opportunity to co-lead (or eventually lead) tours and public programs on Trustees properties Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Must be fluent in English and Portuguese Must have reliable access to a computer, email and internet Excellent attention to detail An interest in natural or cultural history is a plus Excellent communication and organizational skills Training & Support: This volunteer position reports to a Trustees staff member who will: Provide an introduction to The Trustees and our work on Martha’s Vineyard For volunteers interested in co-leading public programs, there will be the opportunity to shadow a staff member or walk through the program beforehand; we can also provide written training materials if needed Time Commitment Needed: We expect this role will only require an occasional time commitment, on an as-needed basis. Opportunity Location: Translation of written materials can occur remotely. For volunteers interested in public programs, work will occur outdoors on The Trustees’ properties across Martha’s Vineyard. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Martha's Vineyard, MA

Through 12/31/26

Photography Volunteer - Statewide

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees protects and shares the Massachusetts places people love for their exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value. For their trails, their history, their gardens, their beaches. For the simple reason that nature and culture can soothe the soul and improve our lives. Currently, we are recruiting individuals to support The Trustees by taking pictures of properties and/or at Trustees events that can be used by staff as needed (social media, marketing materials, etc.). This role is an “on-site” and “virtual” opportunity. Come join our team and become charmed by the more than 120 properties we steward across Massachusetts! Reports to: Trustees Staff 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 not limited to the following): Take quality 2MG digital photographs Attend Trustees events/programs Visit Trustees properties, walk trails, gardens, home areas and commons to take photographs Comfort with introducing oneself to property guests and requesting permission to take photos (as directed by Trustees staff) Ability to communicate via email and phone Ability to upload pictures to web-based cloud software selected by The Trustees and save files in requested format and file size Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: The ideal applicant will be energetic, motivated, and comfortable working in a self-directed environment Excellent communication and customer service skills Ability to take quality 2MG or larger file size digital photographs Possess basic photo composition and lighting skills Ability to make minor edits to photos as needed, preferred Willingness to interact with the public on Trustees sites, as needed Ability to walk upon a variety of surfaces including grass, trails, stairs and other uneven surfaces Reliable photography equipment, computer, internet and phone access Please note: photo credit will be given to the volunteer although all photos become property of The Trustees upon submission Time Commitment: Flexible times and hour commitment, with an emphasis on taking pictures during Trustees public programs and events. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to a minimum of 3 months. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Boston, MA

Through 12/31/26

Hike Volunteers - Outdoor Experience

Opportunity Overview: Whether you’re looking for adventure, ready to try something new, or just love being outside, we’ve got something special for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages! Our Outdoor Experiences Team is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in assisting with leading educational and recreational hikes at several properties in the Charles River Valley and Southeast/South Shore region. Choose a specialty area and assist in leading hikes on natural resources: marine, terrestrial, avian, botanical or other areas of expertise that you have. Outdoor recreation lovers, retired individuals who enjoy interacting with the public, students seeking to explore careers and nature lovers can all find a home away from home. Take part in this learning and sharing opportunity with The Trustees! Support outreach on The Trustees properties and meet community members. Reports to: Director of Outdoor Experience Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with or lead hikes using strategies and content provided Welcome and orient visitors to the property Provide friendly customer service Promote the mission of The Trustees, our work and our programs Encourage guests to join us as members and volunteers Help ensure safety of visitors Participate in training sessions and stay aware of current Trustees happenings via e-news, emails from regional staff and meeting attendance Participate in continued improvement of tours and hikes by providing feedback and joining brainstorming sessions Communicate effectively with staff, volunteers and visitors Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications/Requirements: Have reliable transportation to our properties Demonstrated background in natural history (expertise/degrees/previous job experience in ecology, conservation, biology, geology, etc.) Skilled communicator Teaching experience or experience leading natural history tours/hikes/walks Comfort in developing public presentations Organized and punctual Able to use good judgment (weather, safety, program development) Able to work on a team and support The Trustees mission and values Must be able to hike comfortably up hills, on rough gravel, and uneven surfaces in varied weather Minimum age: 18 Time Commitment Needed: Negotiable: a) one-time event (one to two-hour programs with initial two hour training), b) monthly (two hour programs also with initial two hour training). c) weekly also with initial training Location: TBD For more information: Contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Boston, MA

Through 12/31/26

Family & Youth Education Volunteer - AF

Opportunity Overview: Appleton Farms consists of rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, vegetable crops, and historic farm buildings, offering a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. We have a robust educational platform, including: field study for school and youth groups, summer camp, public programs and cooking classes for adults and kids, and year-round festivals and special events. Appleton Farms is currently recruiting family & youth education volunteers to lead or assist education programs for families and youth based in the farmyard, gardens, fields, and forests of the farm for children from toddlers through middle school and their families. Examples of programs include preschool farm explorers’ classes, weekend family “farmyard chores” programs, story hour programs, and more. Position requires ability to commit to leading or assisting a specific program for the program’s designated duration – time commitment is flexible on weekends and varies from program to program. Reports to: Youth Programs Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Lead or assist education programs Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the Farm Enjoy working with people Ability to work independently with staff near by Minimum age: 18 years old. Time Commitment: Our family programs occur on Saturdays and Sundays. Help for one program a weekend or multiple! The ideal candidate will commit to a weekly schedule with farm education staff. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 12/31/26

School & Youth Education Volunteer - AF

Opportunity Overview: Appleton Farms consists of rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, vegetable crops, and historic farm buildings, offering a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. We have a robust educational platform, including: field study for school and youth groups, summer camp, public programs and cooking classes for adults and kids, and year-round festivals and special events. Appleton Farms is currently recruiting schools & youth education volunteers to lead or assist education programs for schools, scout groups, home school groups, after school groups and other elementary-aged curriculum-tied programs. Volunteers will lead groups utilizing Appleton Farms lesson plans taught to them by experienced education staff. Projects in curriculum development also available. Reports to: Youth Programs Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Lead or assist education programs for schools, scout groups, home school groups, after school groups and other elementary-aged curriculum-tied programs Assist with curriculum development Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the Farm Enjoy working with people Ability to work independently with staff near by Minimum age: 18 years old. Time Commitment: Position requires flexible schedule with interest in occasional education volunteer opportunities as they arise. Schedule is unpredictable due to the nature of how many of these types of programs are scheduled. Time commitment is flexible and varies, with peak seasons in fall and spring. Position will be managed and overseen by Youth Programs Manager For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 12/31/26

High School Intern - AF

Opportunity Overview: Appleton Farms is recruiting high school students to improve Appleton’s education spaces in the barnyard, gardens, and classroom spaces. One-time or occasional volunteer projects OR semester long volunteer projects will be planned and managed by college interns and overseen by Youth Programs Manager. Appleton Farms consists of rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, vegetable crops, and historic farm buildings, offering a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. We have a robust educational platform, including: field study for school and youth groups, summer camp, public programs and cooking classes for adults and kids, and year-round festivals and special events. Reports to: Youth Programs Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist in projects designed to improve Appleton’s education spaces in the barnyard, gardens, and classroom spaces. Shadow and assist in leading education programs for children in preschool through elementary Assist college interns and Youth Programs Manager in brainstorming and implementing projects to improve the education programs and program spaces at Appleton Farms Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the Farm Enjoy working with people Ability to lift 30 lbs. or more Ability to work in all weather conditions Ability to work independently with staff near by Comfortable to ask questions if unclear of chore Desire to learn how a farm is run Minimum age: 15 years old. Time Commitment: We’re flexible! The ideal candidate will coordinate weekly schedule with farm staff. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 12/31/26

Education Livestock Herd Volunteer - AF

Opportunity Overview: Rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, stone walls, vegetable crops, and historic farm buildings comprise this 1,000-acre pastoral landscape, offering a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. We also have a robust educational platform, including: field study for school and youth groups, summer camp, public programs and cooking classes for adults and kids, and year-round festivals and special events. Appleton Farms is looking for volunteers to assist the Livestock Educator with daily chores and operations concerning our education livestock herd consisting of chickens, baby goats (kids) and calves. This opportunity is great for adults and responsible teens with the commitment to keeping our animals healthy and happy. We require at least a 3 month commitment with a regular, weekly schedule to take part in this opportunity. The ideal candidate will have availability for 2 shifts per week. Training provided. Reports to: Livestock Educator Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Feed and providing fresh water Occasionally assisting with bottle feeding Muck stalls, sweep barn spaces, and scrub water buckets Groom animals Collect eggs and clean chicken coop on occasion Organize and restock feed and supplies Assist with pasture rotation and herd management Occasionally assist with moving electric fence Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the Farm Enjoy working with people Ability to lift 30 lbs or more Ability to work in all weather conditions Ability to work independently with staff near by Comfortable to ask questions if unclear of chore Ability to commit for 3 months or more to the same 2-4 hour shift at a minimum of once per week; the ideal candidate will be able to commit to 2 shifts per week Interest in working in a barn environment Interest in providing the best care for our livestock Desire to learn how a farm is run Minimum age: 18 years old. Under 18 years old will require parent/guardian supervision Time Commitment: Morning and/or afternoon shifts available, Monday – Wednesday. Spring/Summer Shifts [April through August] 8:30 am – 10:00 am 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Fall/Winter Shifts [September through March] 8:00 am – 10:00 am 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm The ideal candidate will be able to commit to the same weekly schedule For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 12/31/26

Garden Team - Old Manse

Opportunity Overview: To visit the Old Manse—a handsome Georgian clapboard built on the banks of the Concord River in 1770—is to re-experience pivotal moments in our nation’s early history. Constructed for patriot minister William Emerson, the upstairs overlooks North Bridge, where the famous battle of April 19, 1775, took place. Later, some of New England’s most esteemed minds found inspiration inside its walls. In the 19th century, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne both called the Manse home for a time: Emerson drafted his influential essay “Nature” in an upstairs study. Meanwhile, Hawthorne and his wife, Sophia, started their married life here; the recreated heirloom vegetable garden was originally planted by Henry David Thoreau in honor of the Hawthornes’ wedding. The Old Manse, in particular Thoreau's Garden, currently could use the loving touch of experienced gardeners to help keep her beautiful! If your passion is gardening, and you have a few hours a week to spare, we would enjoy sharing this amazing property with you! This position would be perfect for a creative individual who has a flexible schedule, enjoys the outdoors, and has a basic knowledge of gardening and garden design. Our stewardship staff will work with the volunteer to determine gardening needs and priorities. The ideal candidate should be equally at home working independently as well as on a team. Reports to: Stewardship Staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assisting in the general care of the garden Assisting in efforts to maintain and improve the perennial flower beds Repetitive garden tasks such as watering, weeding, mulching, and pruning Maintaining clean edge on existing garden Noting and reporting any plant, tree, shrub, or area that needs special attention Interacting with Old Manse visitors in a friendly manner Representing the Trustees in a professional, friendly and inviting manner Communicating with Trustees stewardship staff effectively Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Enthusiastic about plants and gardening Interested in learning about the Old Manse and the garden Interest in performing general gardening practices, including repetitive tasks such as weeding and watering and pruning Able to identify plants and trees is a plus Ability to work with Trustees staff and other volunteers Ability to work independently Able to interact with visitors in a friendly manner Able to use garden tools, including wheelbarrows, edger, trowels, shovels, pruners Able to work outdoors in varying seasonal weather conditions Able to bend, stoop, dig, lift over 15lbs Flexible schedule, allowing for consistent volunteering at the property Time Commitment Needed: Flexible schedule could be year-round depending on availability. Prefer a commitment of 3 months. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Concord, MA

Through 12/31/26

Property Ambassador - Ames

Opportunity Overview: Set in the quiet town of Easton, 30 miles outside of Boston, the historic 36-acre Governor Oliver Ames Estate features rolling hills, meadows, ponds, and a host of lovely and mature trees, as well as remnants of a storied and prominent past – all within walking distance of the North Easton National Historic District. Combine your love of the outdoors with service by meeting and greeting visitors at this lovely estate and assisting with light property maintenance. Responsibilities Promote the Trustees’ mission Assist with special programs on an occasional basis Assist with light property clean-up, if needed Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications Have reliable transportation to the property Demonstrate good communication skills Desire to meet with the public, share knowledge of the property and the Trustees Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Flexible and independent Familiarity with Governor Oliver Ames Estate [preferred, but not required] Knowledge of the ecology and geology of the area [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 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.

Easton, MA

Through 12/31/26

Property Ambassador - Bird Park

Opportunity Overview: A visit to Francis William Bird Park is a detour into nature in pursuit of play, no matter your age. Rolling fields lined by tree groves, a trio of ponds, and gurgling brooks comprise a lovely, organic tableau. The abundance of carefree recreation is testament to park designer John Nolen—a disciple of Frederick Law Olmsted—and his belief that a mixture of relaxation and active play should be parts of the park experience. If you enjoy being outdoors, speaking with the public and sharing your love of nature . . . this volunteer opportunity is for you! The Trustees seeks Ambassadors to interact with the public while telling visitors about the history of the property, explaining the benefits of membership, promoting upcoming events and offering tips on how to reduce their impact on the environment while enjoying all the beauty of Bird Park. The ideal candidate is outgoing, cheerful, professional, and knowledgeable in their work. Schedules are flexible, but we would prefer 2, two-hour shifts each month. Reports to: Engagement Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Interact with visitors (like thanking dogwalkers obeying the rules) Answer questions about the property, trails and activities Promote the Trustees’ mission and provide membership information Supply Engagement Manager’s contact information to those with questions/concerns about the park (you’re unable to address) or those interested in joining, getting a photography permit, or volunteering 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 Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property Demonstrate good communication skills Desire to meet with the public, share knowledge of the property and the Trustees Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Flexible and independent Familiarity with Francis William Bird Park [preferred, but not required] Knowledge of the ecology and geology of the area [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 Time Commitment Needed: We are looking for volunteers who are willing to work at least two, two-hour shifts each month. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Walpole, MA

Through 12/31/26

Administrative Support - AF

Opportunity Overview: We are currently seeking individuals who are enthusiastic about furthering the cause of community-focused land conservation. This position will be guided by, and report to, the Appleton Farms staff and focus on the needs of the Appleton Farms portfolio. We are looking for people who are creative, reliable, and interested in supporting The Trustees’ mission. This position is great for someone interested in learning and/or supporting the administrative side of property stewardship. Reports to: Appleton Farms Staff Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with one or more of the following, depending on skills and interests: Develop data management system to track project-based stewardship staff time and assist with entry/management of staff time Assist with stewardship volunteer service time tracking Assist with filing and organizing Processing and submitting accounts payable vouchers May include: supply coordination, emailing Other general office duties in accordance with applicant’s skill, experience, and interests Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Must be dependable, responsible, responsive, and detail oriented Able to use computers with preferred skills including: internet searches, Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher (varies with project) Ability to regularly access email communication Excellent communication skills, especially writing and editing Must be able to sit and type on a computer for extended periods of time Must have their own personal computer, phone and reliable internet This role will be 95% remote Reliable personal computer, internet access and phone Time Commitment Needed: Preferred 3 or more hours per week (ideally in one block), minimum of 8 hours per month For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 12/31/26

Grassland Bird Monitor- Bullitt

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees of Reservations is seeking local birders to help survey grassland habitat to assist us in evaluating the management of the grassland and agricultural resources on our properties. The Trustees has long identified the management of suitable habitat for grassland birds as a key goal, but has also found it challenging to balance the needs of grassland birds with the production of viable agricultural products such as high quality hay. The Trustees has taken measures, such as delayed mowing, to protect nesting grassland birds whenever possible. However, the effectiveness of our management is not clear without the ability to properly monitor our grasslands. Reports to: Lead Ecologist Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but is not limited to the following): Conduct a minimum of three site visits from May – July to grasslands Conduct a standardized survey on each visit for bobolink, eastern meadowlark, savanna sparrow, red-winged blackbird and American kestrel Record survey results on a standardized data sheet Photograph survey points Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Submit data to Trustees ecology staff Qualifications: Confidence in identifying target grassland birds by sight and sound The ability to make a minimum of three morning visits to their grassland habitat (time and transportation) The ability to interpret aerial photographs and follow survey protocol Ability to participate in light walking/hiking Ability to withstand hot/humid conditions Access to binoculars, and preferably a digital camera Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment: Minimum of three morning visits (before 10:00 am) in mid-May, mid-June, mid-July; each visit will take approximately 90 minutes (more frequent visits would be preferable) For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ashfield, MA

Through 12/24/25

Outdoor Adventures - Crane

Opportunity Overview: CraneOutdoors offers a year-round lineup of exciting outdoor adventures designed to get our visitors outside and enjoying one of The Trustees’ most beautiful properties—the Crane Estate, including Castle Hill, Crane Beach, and the Crane Wildlife Refuge. CraneOutdoors is recruiting volunteers to assist with leading our hikes and kayak tours. Volunteers will welcome program participants, help guests prepare to hike or kayak, and assist CraneOutdoors Guides in keeping the group together, all while enjoying conversation with participants. With over 2100 acres of beach, dunes, woodlands, and marsh and a network of miles of trails, we’re going to bet we can provide an unforgettable experience! Come join our team of experienced CraneOutdoors Guides and volunteers, all in a COVID-19 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 Volunteer Reports To: CraneOutdoors Program Manager Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Greet program attendees as they find their way to the adventure starting point Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Help answer questions about The Trustees and benefits of membership Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols For hikes Hike with the group and provide insight on the Crane Estate properties Bring up the rear on hikes to make sure all guests stay together as a group For kayak tours Kayak with the group and provide insight into the Essex River Basin estuary and Crane Estate properties Assist the instructors with duties as assigned (guest check-in/check-out, moving and launching kayaks, landing and beaching kayaks at rest stops, etc) Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Required: Friendly and outgoing nature Ability to perform light physical work (lift 50 pounds) Ability to participate outdoors in hot and sunny weather for 3.5 hours Ability to pass a CORI check Have excellent communication skills Have reliable transportation to the property Enjoy working with people If volunteering for hiking Ability to hike up to five miles A basic understanding of trail maps and following marked trails If volunteering for kayaking tours Kayaking experience, preferably in tidal, saltwater environments Ability to kayak for approximately 2 hours Ability to lift and pull kayaks Desired: CPR/First Aid certified Ecological knowledge of the salt marsh and river ecosystems An understanding of the Crane Estate’s history Training & Support: Ecological and historical background information will be provided The volunteer is an assistant and will not be asked to lead the tours or take care of customer concerns or complaints Kayak tour volunteers will receive basic rescue skills training as part of a group training session Learning Opportunities & Other Benefits: Gain an intimate understanding of the salt marsh and river ecosystems Hone your public relations skills through interactions with the public Tone your hiking and/or kayaking muscles! Time Commitment Needed: At least 3.5 hours per week, 3 months minimum. Hikes are run throughout the year, at a variety of times, mostly on weekends and nights of the full moon. Kayak tours are being offered at a variety of times, from 8:00 a.m. to sunset on weekdays and weekends starting mid-June and ending in early- to mid-October. The volunteer is expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to the tour and stay 30 minutes after. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

Through 12/31/25

Grassland Bird Monitor- Notchview

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees is seeking local birders and ecology lovers to help survey grassland habitat to assist us in evaluating the management of the grassland and agricultural resources on our properties. The Trustees has long identified the management of suitable habitat for grassland birds as a key goal, but has also found it challenging to balance the needs of grassland birds with the production of viable agricultural products such as high quality hay. The Trustees has taken measures, such as delayed mowing, to protect nesting grassland birds whenever possible. However, the effectiveness of our management is not clear without the ability to properly monitor our grasslands. Reports to: Lead Ecologist Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but is not limited to the following): Conduct a minimum of three site visits from May – July to grasslands Conduct a standardized survey on each visit for bobolink, eastern meadowlark, savanna sparrow, red-winged blackbird and American kestrel Record survey results on a standardized data sheet Photograph survey points Submit data to The Trustees ecology staff Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Confidence in identifying target grassland birds by sight and sound The ability to make a minimum of three morning visits to their grassland habitat (time and transportation) The ability to interpret aerial photographs and follow survey protocol Ability to participate in light walking/hiking Ability to withstand hot/humid conditions Access to binoculars, and preferably a digital camera Commitment to reporting your service hours via the Trustees volunteer website. Time Commitment: Minimum of three morning visits (before 10:00 am) in mid-May, mid-June, mid-July; each visit will take approximately 90 minutes (more frequent visits would be preferable) For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Windsor, MA

Through 12/31/26

Property Steward - 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. As a Property Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work alongside staff to help keep Fruitlands beautiful for all to enjoy! Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable, communicative, fun and always willing to share their expertise. Reports to: Stewardship Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Walk the trails regularly, talk to visitors about trails and features of the property, and keep a record of anything notable (fallen trees, trail erosion, visitor encounters, wildlife, etc.). Remove litter, small branches, and other debris from the trails Trim overgrowth of vegetation from encroaching onto trails, as needed Report to the Stewardship team, including emailing completed trail reports on a regular basis (at least twice per month) Record location of any invasive plants observed Be comfortable interacting with visitors and answering questions whenever possible Promote upcoming events and programs Post program info and stock trailhead kiosks with maps, flyers, etc. Property Stewards may assist with trail projects or special events Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property An interest in conservation Ability to complete physically vigorous work Enjoy interacting with the public Ability to read trail maps Ability to work independently and communicate effectively Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Outdoor experience: hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing a plus Trail maintenance experience a plus Time Commitment: Minimum of 1-2 hours, every other week. Six-month commitment required. This is a year-round position. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Harvard, MA

Through 1/1/23

Property Steward - Farandnear

Opportunity Overview: Farandnear was the summer home of the Banks family for several generations, with Arthur Banks — an accomplished political scientist and professor — its most recent resident. Banks’s grandfather, Charles Goodspeed, named the property because, at 50 miles from his home in Wollaston, it was “far” enough to require a two-day journey by horse to reach, but “near” enough to be a vacation home. The park-like grounds at Farandnear are perfect for playing, picnicking, relaxing, and more. As a Property Steward, you’ll have the opportunity to support and work alongside staff to help keep Farandnear beautiful for all to enjoy! Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable, communicative, fun and always willing to share their expertise. Reports to: Stewardship Manager Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Walk the trails regularly, talk to visitors about trails and features of the property, and keep a record of anything notable (fallen trees, trail erosion, visitor encounters, wildlife, etc.). Remove litter, small branches, and other debris from the trails Trim overgrowth of vegetation from encroaching onto trails, as needed Report to the Stewardship team, including emailing completed trail reports on a regular basis (at least twice per month) Record location of any invasive plants observed Be comfortable interacting with visitors and answering questions whenever possible Promote upcoming events and programs Post program info and stock trailhead kiosks with maps, flyers, etc. Property Stewards may assist with trail projects or special events Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property An interest in conservation Ability to complete physically vigorous work Enjoy interacting with the public Ability to read trail maps Ability to work independently and communicate effectively Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Outdoor experience: hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing a plus Trail maintenance experience a plus Time Commitment: Minimum of 1-2 hours, every other week. Six-month commitment required. This is a year-round position. For more information Contact the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/ More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. Inclusive Spaces for All We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Shirley, MA

Through 12/31/26

 

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