Property Steward - CRVMU
All of us at The Trustees are excited to welcome volunteers back to our properties! We want to assure you that our COVID protocols are designed to protect volunteers, staff and visitors, and we are carefully monitoring adherence. We all know that outdoor activity is restorative to the body and soul so please consider volunteering with us to make our properties welcoming to visitors while fulfilling your personal need to get outdoors, enjoying everything nature has to offer – all in a safe environment!
Stewardship is the key to Trustees properties -- providing positive first impressions, enhanced visitor experience and reputation for outstanding conservation and care of special places for all to enjoy. Our stewardship team is responsible for everything from our trail systems to construction, development and maintenance of our buildings, gardens, entrances, campsites and so much more. Do you like to hike trails, garden, do light carpentry, paint, and see the result of your work being enjoyed by others? If so, the role of a volunteer property steward is perfect for you!
Our friendly and professional stewardship staff will work beside you to share best practices and exchange knowledge. As a not-for-profit organization, we benefit greatly from the talent and skillsets of our volunteers. We treat our volunteers well and love having them return again and again. Our volunteers consistently comment on how much they enjoy the Trustees team, positive atmosphere, opportunity to meet other people and genuine appreciation for a job well done! Schedules are flexible, based on your availability. Opportunities exist in Dover, Sherborn, Medfield, and Southborough at the following properties:
Powisset Farm, Dover
Rocky Woods & Fork Factory Brook, Medfield
Chestnut Hill Farm, Southborough
Pegan Hill, Dover
Rocky Narrows, Sherborn
Noon Hill and Shattuck Reservation, Medfield
Noanet Woodlands and Powisset Farm, Dover
Chase Woodlands and Peters Reservation, Dover
Charles River Peninsula, Needham
Cormier Woods, Uxbridge and Mendon
Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):
Be comfortable interacting with visitors and answering questions whenever possible
Promote upcoming events and programs.
Assist with occasional trail projects or special events
Log volunteer hours weekly
Have reliable transportation to the property
An interest in conservation
Able to complete physically vigorous work and enjoy interacting with people
Ability to work independently or with a small team and communicate effectively
Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols
Ideally 3 hours per week or more, based on individual availability. Six-month commitment required. This is a year-round position.
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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.