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What should I wear/bring?
Most projects are based outdoors in nature. We advise volunteers to wear comfortable close-toed shoes and long pants to project legs and ankles. We also recommend bringing bug repellent, sunscreen, a water bottle, and snacks. If you enjoy a particular set of work gloves, feel free to bring them as well. Please check the weather before your service day and dress appropriately. This may mean wearing layers, packing a raincoat, or bringing a hat or sunglasses.

What if we are unable to pay the Corporate Volunteering Fee?
If you are a non-profit organization or the fee otherwise prevents you from volunteering with us, please fill out the Corporate Volunteer Request form and then reach out to the Volunteer Services Department. (

What properties are available for groups?
We are open to engaging groups on many of our properties statewide. Typically, properties that are in most need of volunteer support are our farms (like Appleton Farms in Ipswich, Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, Powisset Farm in Dover and Weir River Farm in Hingham), gardens (such as Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover, Long Hill in Beverly, Naumkeag in Stockbridge, Castle Hill in Ipswich, or our Community Gardens in Boston), or trails (such as Mary Cummings Park in Burlington, or World’s End in Hingham).
What lunch options do you have?
A few properties have food available on site and could provide lunch or catering options with advance notice, otherwise we recommend that groups arrange outside food options to be delivered. Most of our sites have plenty of outdoor seating for lunch. Please reach out to to learn more about these options.


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