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Event & Program Opportunities

The Trustees host community events, festivals, farm to table dinners and children camps.  Behind all those events are our volunteers that partner with The Trustees to preserve the quality of life in our communities and with it, the special places that make this the place we want to call home.

Please see our current available opportunities below. If nothing is available now, check back frequently, or take a look at all the other opportunities to spend an hour, a day, or make a longer commitment to volunteer with The Trustees.  We can’t do it without you.

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Winterlights Set-Up - Bradley

Opportunity Overview: The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate is a 90-acre country retreat located a short distance from hectic Rt. 128. The Estate will transport you back 100 years to a bucolic world of majestic homes, elegant gardens, carriage rides, fields and woodlands – all the amenities of gracious, turn-of-the-century living in the Neponset River Valley. WinterLights is a family-friendly, visual evening time holiday light extravaganza! The evening will include something for the entire family – music, hot chocolate and maybe even a surprise visit from Santa! There are so many ways for volunteers to get involved, all in a COVID safe environment! Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Set-up Starting in September: Each Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and/or 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, from September 23 - November 19, you are invited to join our staff and other volunteers to help set up the various WinterLights displays. Drop-ins are welcome. Minimum 2-hour advance notice required for your first visit to be oriented to the property and project. Set-Up Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Clearing trails and other trail maintenance tasks Spreading mulch Hanging lights and decorations Communicating regularly with staff Adherence to Trustees Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocol Sign-up for your available days Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the Estate Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Good communication skills Ability and willingness to work outdoors in varying weather conditions Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways and trails Time Commitment Needed: For WinterLights set up: Sept. 23 – Nov. 19 Wednesdays and/or Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and/or 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Drop-ins are welcome! Minimum 2-hour advance notice required for your first visit to be oriented to the property and project. Sign up for one day or as many as you like! More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Canton, MA

9/24/20 9:00 AM + more

Programs & Hike Volunteer - CHF

Opportunity Overview:  Our community farm offers many opportunities for families to experience total sensory learning while also engaging with the working mechanics of locally grown food. Chestnut Hill Farm is a leader in farm-based and environmental education with programs that engage and inspire the next generation to love nature and learn about local farms, animals, food and the environment. We are home to goats, fields of vegetables and many ecological wonders.  We are looking for volunteers to assist our Book Bugs, All About Goats, Fairy House Workshop & Hike programs, and Fall Fun on the Farm events. These programs are fun, creative, and educational. Book Bugs is for young children where we read a story, do a craft and explore the farm. All About Goats is a program where we’ll read a goat story, learn about goats and how to care for them, then join in on some goat chores. In our Fairy House & Gnome Home Workshop and Hike, we will take a hike to gather natural materials then children can build fairy houses. This position will be working with youth of various ages, along with families and adults. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):  Meet and greet visitors Answer questions about Chestnut Hill Farm and educate families about our animals  Check guests in and provide general wayfinding information Educate guests about how to safely walk and care for goats Assist with set up and break down of program supplies Handling the goats (putting collar and leash on, walking them) Sign up for a shift  Qualifications:  Interest in working in a farm environment  Experience working with youth as a camp counselor, tutor, or teacher is strongly desirable  Ability to lead and teach outdoors, as well as work with animals Knowledge of sustainable agriculture, environmental science, ecology, natural history, or food systems (desired but not required)  Outgoing, positive demeanor with a willingness to learn  Ability to work some weekend days  Please note: This role requires CORI/SORI background checks Event  Date  Times  # Volunteers Needed Book Bugs 9/22 9:30-11:30am 1 Fairy House & Gnome Home Hike & Workshop  9/24 9:30-12:30pm 1 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/27 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/27 3:00-6:30pm 2 All About Goats 10/1 9:30-11:30am 2 Preschool Farm Explorers 10/2 9:30-11:30am 1 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/4 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/4 3:00-6:30pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/11 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/11 3:00-6:30pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/18 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/18 3:00-6:30pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/25 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/25 3:00-6:30pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/1 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/1 3:00-6:30pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/8 11:30-3:00pm 2 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/8 3:00-6:30pm 2 For more information:  Contact Susan Eastland, Program Lead, seastland@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/  More about The Trustees  Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.   The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. 

Southborough, MA

9/24/20 9:30 AM + more

Park Ambassador - deCordova

Opportunity Overview: Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles west of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming. As a park ambassador, volunteers will stroll the park grounds sharing information about the park, answering general questions about events, programs and workshops while providing overall wayfinding information. Days and hours are flexible with preferred availability during peak visitation hours. Please Note: a background check may be required Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Interact with visitors, answer questions about the park, events, programs and workshops Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach Promote the Trustees’ mission and provide membership information Assist with special programs on an occasional basis Assist with light property clean-up, if needed Assist with administrative projects such as updating bulletin boards, restocking pamphlets & flyers Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Sign up for a shift Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the park Demonstrate good communication skills Desire to meet with the public, share knowledge of the park and the Trustees Dress neat and appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Flexible and independent Familiarity with deCordova Sculpture and Museum [preferred, but not required] Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Ability to pick up lightweight objects from ground level Minimum age: 18 years old Note: a background check may be required Time Commitment Needed: We are looking for volunteers who are willing to work at least two, two-hour shifts each month. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Lincoln, MA

9/24/20 5:30 PM + more

Friday Farm Dinners & Other Events - Powisset Farm

Opportunity Overview: Do you enjoy interacting with the public, making them feel welcome and comfortable? Do you have an interest in local and sustainable food? Would you like to be involved in farm-to-table dinners, picnic gatherngs and other events at Powisset Farm? We are currently recruiting for motivated and talented volunteers to assist us during our farm dinners, picnics and other events. Come work 1 or 2 events, or all of them if you like! Volunteers will have an opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal and a tasty beverage, if over 21. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Assist with set up and clean up, including the ability to lift tables and chairs Welcome visitors, check in guests, answer questions about the Farm Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees Covid-19 guidelines Sign-up for this event Qualifications: Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the Farm Enjoy working with people Time Commitment: Come for one or two events, or come for all! Event Date Times #volunteers Date Night on the Farm 9/25/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 3 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/26/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/26/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/27/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 9/27/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/3/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/3/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/4/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/4/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/10/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/10/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/11/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/11/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/17/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/17/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/18/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/18/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/24/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/24/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/25/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/25/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Date Night on the Farm 10/30/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/31/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 10/31/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/1/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/1/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/7/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/7/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/8/2020 11:00am-2:15pm 5 Fall Fun on the Farm 11/8/2020 2:15pm-5:30pm 5 Haybale Tree Lighting 12/6/2020 2:00pm-6:00pm 5 More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Dover, MA

9/25/20 5:00 PM + more

Events & Programs Volunteer - Fruitlands

Opportunity Overview: In 1843, Amos Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane turned a swath of Harvard farmland into a Transcendentalist experiment in subsistence farming and Emersonian self-reliance, named Fruitlands, which ultimately disbanded after only seven months. In 1914, Clara Endicott Sears opened the grounds to the public, establishing a museum in the property’s 1820s farmhouse. Now, the 210-acre landscape encompasses five collections first established by Sears: the original Fruitlands Farmhouse; the Shaker Gallery, the first such museum in the country; the Native American Gallery and the Wayside Gallery, a classroom, education, and exhibition space. As an events and programs volunteer, you will help support the myriad offerings hosted by Fruitlands: from hikes, nature tours, curator and artist conversations, special talks, screenings, to other unique events. Volunteers will collaborate with our talented staff to provide our visitors a fun and educational experience. Come join our team . . . sign up for one event or as many as you like. We’re flexible! Please note: this role may require a background check Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Welcome visitors, checking in guests and helping answer questions about the property and museum Provide information about The Trustees including benefits of membership Assist with set up and clean up, including the ability to lift tables and chairs Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Reports to Fruitlands Engagement Manager Sign up for an event Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Enjoy working with people Minimum age: 18 years old Note: a background check may be required Time Commitment: Come for one event or all! Date Event Shift Time # volunteers needed 9/19/2020 Saturday Artisan Markets 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30 1-2 per shift 9/22/2020 Equinox Meditation 5:30-7:00pm 1 9/23/2020 Rock'n Paint Night 6:00-8:30pm 2 9/25/2020 Sunset Picnic Hours 5:30-7:00pm 2 9/26/2020 Hike-Seek-and-Draw: A Family Art Quest 2:00-4:30pm 1 9/26/2020 Saturday Artisan Markets 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30 1-2 per shift 10/2/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/3/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/3/2020 Saturday Artisan Markets 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30 1-2 per shift 10/4/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/10/2020 Saturday Artisan Markets 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30 1-2 per shift 10/16/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/17/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/17/2020 Saturday Artisan Markets 10:30am-1:30pm; 1:30-4:30 1-2 per shift 10/18/2020 Fruitlands Fairy Forest 11am-1:30pm and 1:30-4 1-2 per shift 10/30/2020 Hillside Halloween 3:30pm-7:30pm 2-3 10/31/2020 Hillside Halloween 3:30pm-7:30pm 2-3 More about The Trustees The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Harvard, MA

9/25/20 5:30 PM + more

Event Assistant Crew - Weir River Farm

Opportunity Overview Do you love the outdoors and meeting new folks while sharing your knowledge of the area? Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? Weir River Farm in Hingham is currently looking for volunteers to join our Event Assistant Crew. Volunteers will meet and greet visitors, share information about The Trustees’ mission and properties, sign visitors up for our mailing lists, recruit new members and donors. Options to help run craft tables or something similar also available. This is a terrific way to meet new people and have fun! Responsibilities may include but are not limited the following Talk with visitors, answering questions about The Trustees and Trustees’ properties Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach Educate the public about the goals of The Trustees and encourage membership Assist with programs as needed Assist children with creating crafts Assist families in interacting with the animals and overall experience of the farm Adhere to The Trustees' COVID-19 guidelines Sign up for this opportunity Qualifications Have reliable transportation to the farm Desire to meet with the public Good communication skills Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Experience working with the public Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces Time Commitment Needed Event Date Time # of volunteers Saturday Open Barnyard 9/12/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 9/19/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 9/26/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 10/3/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 10/10/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 10/17/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Saturday Open Barnyard 10/24/2020 9:45am-2:15pm 4 Boo in the Barnyard 10/31/2020 9:45am-3:15pm 4 More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Hingham, MA

9/26/20 9:45 AM + more

Welcome Gate Attendant - Appleton Farms

Opportunity Overview: The Trustees is seeking a seasonal Welcome Gate Attendant to assist at Appleton Farms to ensure visitors have a positive experience on the property. Attendants welcome all visitors, initiate membership discussions, advise about regulations, and answer questions. Welcoming thousands of visitors each year, our gate attendants are often the ones who give visitors their first impression of The Trustees. Please note: a background check is required for this volunteer role Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Greet visitors in a warm and welcoming manner Educate visitors about fees and how they may pay the nonmember parking fee Educate visitors about the benefits of Trustees membership and how they can join Inform visitors about pertinent regulations Answer questions about the property, special events, programs, and more Report safety concerns, incidents, and maintenance needs Light cleaning of the gate booth Recording daily visitation; performing opening and closing duties Other duties as assigned Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Experience working in a customer service setting is strongly desired Outgoing personality and comfortable engaging visitors in conversation Must be detail-oriented Capable of working both independently and cooperatively with other staff Flexibility to work holidays, evenings, and weekends required Comfortable being outdoors in variable conditions Candidates should be able to lift 40 pounds and be comfortable on feet for extended periods You will receive training in visitor experience protocols, membership sales, Appleton Farms history and current operations. Time Commitment: Shifts available Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm and/or 1:00 pm-4:00pm and Sundays 10:00am to 1:00pm and/or 1:00 pm-4:00pm. This opportunity would begin immediately. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 120 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

9/26/20 10:00 AM + more

Tour Guide - Appleton Farms

Opportunity Overview: Appleton Farms seeks enthusiastic and outgoing volunteers to lead guided tours of the property with our visitors. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long, include a short walk while guides provide information about the history of Appleton Farms, the Appleton family, current property events/programs and all there is to do at the property. There are six tours per weekend, three each day, and tours are currently limited to a maximum of twelve participants. Training will be provided to guides, including information about the farm and family’s history, prior knowledge or experience is not required. Please note: A background check is required for this volunteer role Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Lead 45-minute walking tours of the property Provide information about the history of Appleton Farms and the Appleton family Provide information regarding events/programs and all there is to do at the farm Provide information about The Trustees and benefits of membership Answer questions regarding the farm, its history and current activities Communicate effectively with the public, staff and other volunteers Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Interest in history and/or agriculture Willingness to learn about Appleton family history, property history, Trustees background and agricultural practices at the farm Excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Have reliable transportation to the Farm Enjoy working with and sharing information with people Prior experience in customer service and/or working with the public desired You will receive training in visitor experience protocols, membership sales, Appleton Farms history and current operations. Time Commitment: Saturdays 11:00am to 3:00pm and Sundays 11:00am to 3:00pm. This opportunity begins immediately. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 120 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Ipswich, MA

9/26/20 11:00 AM + more

Pumpkin Carving Party - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: It's pumpkin party time! Join The Trustees at Naumkeage through the month of September as we prepare for a reimagined Naumkeag Pumpkin Show in October. We have hundreds of pumpkins to carve so we need you! Each Wednesday, throughout September, we will be having a pumpkin carving party from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Sign up for one day or every Wednesday, carve one pumpkin or many pumpkins. We will provide a safe, socially-distanced space to carve. Tools and templates will be provided, just bring your fun spirit and a few friends or the whole family. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for families, friends, and groups, however each Wednesday will be limited to 10 volunteers to ensure volunteer safety. If you can't carve on the available Wednesdays, but you're passionate about pumpkin carving and you'd like to help, let us know, and we can help support your passion for pumpkins. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home and try another date down the road. Volunteers will be required to wear masks while at Naumkeag Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Carve as many pumpkins as your hands can handle Bring a fun spirit Follow Trustees' Covid-19 safety guidance by staying home if you are not feeling well, or have been in contact with someone with covid-19 symptoms recently; wearing a mask; maintaining social distance, wash hands or use hand sanitizer, sanitize tools, templates, and work space after your volunteer shift. Because this volunteer opportunity is capped at 10 volunteers per day, please notify staff 24 hours prior to your volunteer shift if you will not be able to attend, allowing other volunteers the opportunity to carve. Sign up for any of the dates available. Qualifications: Fun Attitude Nimble hands for carving Availability during times offered Benefits: Learn pumpkin carving skills to wow your friends! Meet new people. Enjoy the beauty of our gardens while you work or carve from home. An EXCLUSIVE invitation to our volunteer day at the end of the event for you and a guest. Access to future volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Time Commitment: This volunteer opportunity occurs every Wednesday throughout September and lasts for 2 hours, from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM September 2, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM September 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM September 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM September 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM September 30, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. More about Naumkeag This 48-acre architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. In 1884, Joseph Choate, a prominent New York attorney and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, and his wife, Caroline, hired the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White to design a summer retreat. The result was a 44-room shingle-style home, where several generations of the Choate family lived until daughter Mabel Choate bequeathed it to The Trustees in 1958.

Stockbridge, MA

9/30/20 10:00 AM + more

Incredible Pumpkin Show Volunteer - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: Naumkeag’s Incredible Pumpkin Show returns this year and is bigger and better than ever! The exceptional gardens at Naumkeag in Stockbridge are filled with autumnal delights including uniquely carved pumpkins, stunning light displays and beautiful fall foliage. Come be a part of this family-friendly event, held Wednesday-Sunday in October. Volunteers will assist at the admission booth, snack shack and along the pumpkin trails. Volunteers may sign-up for as many shifts as they like, all in a COVID-19 safe environment. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while at Naumkeag Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Reports to Naumkeag Public Programming and Events Coordinator Meet and greet visitors Assist with parking and wayfinding Assist with refreshments Monitor the lights and decorations, repairing or replacing as needed Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Assist with set up and clean up nightly Communicate regularly with staff Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Sign-up for your available days Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Excellent communication skills Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Benefits: Meet new people Enjoy the beauty of our gardens An EXCLUSIVE invitation to our volunteer day at the end of the event for you and a guest Access to future volunteer opportunities throughout the year Time Commitment Needed: Wednesday-Sunday, October 1-October 31, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Maximum of 2 volunteers per shift More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Stockbridge, MA

10/1/20 4:00 PM + more

Powisset Cooks - Powisset Farm

Opportunity Overview: Do you enjoy interacting with the public, making them feel welcome and comfortable? Do you have an interest in local and sustainable food? Would you like to be involved in our signature 'Powisset Cooks!' program? We are currently recruiting for motivated and talented volunteers to assist us during our cooking classes. This is a great opportunity to learn about seasonal ingredients, discover new recipes focused on local food, and absorb culinary tips and techniques from professional chef instructors. Come work 1 or 2 events, or all of them if you like! Responsibilities (vary depending on the event but may require): Welcome the workshop participants Help register guests Introduce the participants to Powisset Farm & The Trustees Help with the recipes, making sure participants have the tools they need Set the farm table, all while learning alongside the participants in the culinary class Helps with class clean up Work independently or together with other volunteers and staff Express interest in this role Adherence to Trustees COVID-19 guidelines Assist with virtual meeting tools such as ZOOM, videoing class Here are links to help you become familiar with ZOOM before the events. Click here or here. Qualifications Interest in talking to and working with the public Friendly and polite demeanor Interest in seasonal ingredients and farm grown food Ability to stand for extended periods, bend over, and lift 25lbs. A background check is required for all kids drop-off programs Experience with virtual meeting tools such as ZOOM (desired, but not required) Time Commitment Needed 3-5 hours per event. Volunteers sign up for events and shifts that fit their interests and schedules. Event Date Times #volunteers Brick Oven Harvest Sensations 9/9/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 All Day Grazing: Brick Oven Snacks and Appetizers 9/23/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Hike for Pizza 10/2/2020 4:30pm-7:30pm 2 Fresh Harvest Cuisine: Splendid Squash (Adult) 10/6/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Fresh Harvest Cuisine: Splendid Squash (Adult) 10/8/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Fall Comfort Soups (Adult) 10/13/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Fall Comfort Soups (Adult) 10/15/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Savory Autumn Pies (Adult) 10/20/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Savory Autumn Pies (Adult) 10/22/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Tapas! (Adult) 10/27/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Tapas! (Adult) 10/29/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Divine Late Harvest Greens (Adult) 11/3/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Divine Late Harvest Greens (Adult) 11/5/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Pie Perfect: Sweet Pies & Tarts (Adult) 11/10/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Pie Perfect: Sweet Pies & Tarts (Adult) 11/12/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Mangia Pasta Fresco (Adult) 11/17/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Mangia Pasta Fresco (Adult) 11/19/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Edible Holiday Gifts (Adult) 12/1/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Edible Holiday Gifts (Adult) 12/3/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 Holiday Cookies Sure to Delight! (Adult) 12/8/2020 9:00am-1:00pm 1 Holiday Cookies Sure to Delight! (Adult) 12/10/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 1 You Made That? Holiday Cake Decorating (Adult) 12/13/2020 11:00am-3:00pm 1 Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Night 12/22/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 2 Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Night 12/23/2020 5:00pm-9:00pm 2 More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Dover, MA

10/2/20 4:30 PM + more

Events & Programs Volunteer - deCordova

Opportunity Overview: Established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles west of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming. As an events and programs volunteer, you will help support the myriad offerings hosted by deCordova: from snowshoe tours, nature tours, curator and artist conversations, special talks, screenings, to other unique events. Volunteers will collaborate with our talented staff to provide our visitors a fun and educational experience. Come join our team . . . sign up for one event or as many as you like. We’re flexible! Please Note: a background check may be required for this role. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Welcoming visitors, checking in guests and helping answer questions about the park and museum Provide information about The Trustees including benefits of membership Assist with set up and clean up, including the ability to lift tables and chairs Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Sign up for an event Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the park Have excellent communication skills Friendly and outgoing personality Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Enjoy working with people Minimum age: 18 years old Note: a background check may be required Time Commitment: Come for one event or all! Event Date Shift # volunteers needed Date Night Sept. 18, 2020 6 - 8 pm 1 Date Night Oct. 2, 2020 6 - 8 pm 1 Date Night Oct. 9, 2020 6 - 8 pm 1 More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Lincoln, MA

10/2/20 6:00 PM + more

Goat Hike Volunteer - CHF

Opportunity Overview: Our community farm offers many opportunities for families to experience total sensory learning while also engaging with the working mechanics of locally grown food. Chestnut Hill Farm is a leader in farm-based and environmental education with programs that engage and inspire the next generation to love nature and learn about local farms, animals, food and the environment. We are home to goats, fields of vegetables and many ecological wonders.  Do you enjoy working with animals and being outdoors? We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Goat Hikes on Sundays. During our goat hikes, guests in small groups will come to walk goats around our property. This opportunity is great for adults and responsible teens interested in engaging the public with our goats. Training provided. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):  Meet and greet visitors Answer questions about Chestnut Hill Farm and educate families about our animals  Educate guests about how to safely walk and care for goats Handling the goats (putting collar and leash on, walking them) Sign up for a shift  Qualifications:  Interest in working in a farm environment  Comfortable to ask questions if unclear of chore  Desire to learn about animals   Good communication skills  Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions and walking  Time Commitment:  Weekly commitment preferred but can be flexible. Training begins by shadowing staff. This is a weather dependent opportunity and may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.  Sundays, 10am-2pm (in one-hour increments). For more information:  Contact Susan Eastland, Program Lead, seastland@thetrustees.org To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/  More about The Trustees  Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org.     The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.   

Southborough, MA

10/11/20 8:00 AM + more

Nocturnal Trail - Bird Park

Opportunity Overview: Francis William Bird Park seeks volunteers to assist at their Nocturnal Trail on October 23, 24, 30 and 31. The event is from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, so volunteers should plan on being on property from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm. During the “Nocturnal Trail” where children and their families can walk a pumpkin-lit wooded trail, learning about nocturnal animals in the park and trick-or-treating from four “nocturnal animals” (volunteers or staff dressed as a mouse, fox, bat, and owl) . . . all in a COVID-19 safe environment! This is a hands-on opportunity that will allow volunteers to connect more deeply with the community and the park, while also developing more skills around event planning and hosting. Successful volunteers are friendly, enthusiastic, willing to learn on the job, reliable, and good representatives of the Trustees. Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Meet and greet visitors Provide wayfinding information to our guests Assist with event set up and clean up Manage some event tasks independently Assist the Engagement Manager with tasks during the event to ensure smooth running of event Adhere to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 guidelines Provide information about The Trustees and benefits of membership ‘Act’ as one of the nocturnal animals along the trail Sign up for a shift Qualifications: Friendly and comfortable interacting with children Some experience working on events (with adults or children) desired, but not required. Interest in community engagement Some knowledge about the property and The Trustees desired, but not required Able to handle basic physical tasks (lift small objects, walk short distances on uneven surfaces) Good work ethic and reliable Time Commitment: Date Shift # of volunteers needed October 23, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm 4 October 24, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm 4 October 30, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm 4 October 31, 2020 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm 4 More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Walpole, MA

10/23/20 5:00 PM + more

WinterLights Event - Bradley

Opportunity Overview: The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate is a 90-acre country retreat located a short distance from hectic Rt. 128. The Estate will transport you back 100 years to a bucolic world of majestic homes, elegant gardens, carriage rides, fields and woodlands – all the amenities of gracious, turn-of-the-century living in the Neponset River Valley. WinterLights is a family-friendly, visual evening time holiday light extravaganza! The evening will include something for the entire family – music, hot chocolate and maybe even a surprise visit from Santa! There are so many ways for volunteers to get involved, all in a COVID safe environment! Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property WinterLights Event Volunteers: From November 20, 2020 to January 2, 2021, volunteers are invited to assist staff with the WinterLights Event. Volunteers should plan on a shift starting at 4:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm. Event Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Meet and greet visitors Assist with parking and wayfinding Assist with refreshments Monitor the lights and decorations, repairing or replacing as needed Educate the public about the goals of the Trustees and the benefits of being a Trustees’ member Assist with set up and clean up nightly Communicate regularly with staff Adherence to Trustees Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocol Sign-up for your available days Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the Estate Desire to meet with the public, and share knowledge of The Trustees Good communication skills Willingness and ability to work in varying weather conditions Experience working with the public (desired, not required) Ability to walk on varying surfaces including grass, pathways and trails Time Commitment Needed: For WinterLights event days: Nov. 20 – Nov. 22 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Nov. 27 - Nov. 29 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dec. 1, 2020 – Jan. 2, 2021 Tuesdays - Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Excluding Dec. 24, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020 Sign up for one day or as many as you like! More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Canton, MA

11/27/20 4:00 PM + more

Customer Service Support Specialist - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: With its views of Monument Mountain, its stunning collection of gardens created by Joseph Choates's daughter, Miss Mabel Choate, and Fletcher Steele over 30 years, its original artwork, and its shingle-style house, Naumkeag creates an unforgettable experience for visitors. Naumkeag hosts several highly engaging and amazing events and programs throughout the year, including the Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show in October and Winterlights in November and December. To support these events, Naumkeag is looking for a talented customer service support volunteer, to assist remotely with daily incoming communications from visitors via phone and email. The Customer Service Support Specialist will monitor Naumkeag email and voicemail messages daily, responding to visitor inquiries when able, and referring messages to appropriate Naumkeag staff. This volunteer opportunity can be done remotely, from anywhere in the state. If you have a passion for special places like Naumkeag, a love of interacting with people, and excellent customer service and communication skills, this position is perfect for you! Reports to: Amanda Duquette, Naumkeag Public Programs and Events Coordinator Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Monitor Naumkeag email inbox daily to triage incoming messages from visitors Reply to email messages from visitors using provided templated materials Flag important messages for Naumkeag staff to address Monitor Naumkeag voicemail messages daily Flag important voicemail messages for Naumkeag staff to address Reply to voicemail messages using provided templated materials Provide excellent customer service to visitor inquiries Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Previous experience in customer service sector Excellent communications skills, both oral and written Excellent interpersonal skills Pleasant phone demeaner and temperament Empathetic and compassionate Highly organized with great attention to detail Knowledge of Microsoft Suite Have access to reliable internet, computer and phone at home Willingness to learn about The Trustees, Naumkeag and Naumkeag events and programs Successful completion of CORI/SORI screening Successful completion of Trustees Confidentiality Agreement Time Commitment: Flexible Schedule. Four-month commitment required. Approximately one-hour daily activity needed. For more information: Amanda Duquette aduquette@thetrustees.org More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 120 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Naumkeag Virtual (Virtual)

Through 9/1/25

Remote Pumpkin Carving Volunteer - Naumkeag

Opportunity Overview: It’s pumpkin party time! Throughout the month of September, we are preparing for a reimagined Naumkeag Pumpkin Show in October. We have hundreds of pumpkins [real and artificial] to carve so we need you! Want to get involved from the comfort of your own home? We will supply you with everything you need . . . artificial pumpkins, stencils and tools! Volunteers who express interest may arrange a convenient time to pick-up supplies from our staff . . . in a Covid-19 safe manner. Covid-19 Volunteer Safety: The health and safety of Trustees volunteers and staff is our top priority. If you are not feeling well, please stay home If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home Volunteers will be required to wear masks while at Naumkeag Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Communicate effectively with staff Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols while on property to obtain supplies Reports to Naumkeag Public Programming and Events Coordinator Carve as many pumpkins as you like Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Log volunteer hours Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the property Have excellent communication skills An interest in crafts a plus No artistic background required. . . just a sense of FUN! Benefits: Learn pumpkin carving skills to wow your friends! Meet new people. Enjoy the beauty of our gardens while you work or carve from home. An EXCLUSIVE invitation to our volunteer day at the end of the event for you and a guest. Access to future volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Time Commitment: We’re flexible! Volunteers may arrange a convenient time to pick-up/drop off pumpkins with staff. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. More about Naumkeag This 48-acre architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. In 1884, Joseph Choate, a prominent New York attorney and U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, and his wife, Caroline, hired the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White to design a summer retreat. The result was a 44-room shingle-style home, where several generations of the Choate family lived until daughter Mabel Choate bequeathed it to The Trustees in 1958.

Naumkeag Virtual (Virtual)

Through 10/31/20

Site Ambassador - Fruitlands

Opportunity Overview: Combine your love of the outdoors, history, and all things Fruitlands by becoming a Site Ambassador! Site Ambassadors assist with a variety of outdoor tasks and programming to support the day to day and special event operations of Fruitlands Museum. In 1843, Amos Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane turned a swath of Harvard farmland into a Transcendentalist experiment in subsistence farming and Emersonian self-reliance, named Fruitlands, which ultimately disbanded after only seven months. In 1914, Clara Endicott Sears opened the grounds to the public, establishing a museum in the property’s 1820s farmhouse. Now, the 210-acre landscape encompasses five collections first established by Sears: the original Fruitlands Farmhouse; the Shaker Museum, the first such museum in the country; the Native American Museum and the Wayside Visitor Center, a classroom, education, and exhibition space. Please note: this role may require a background check Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): Interact with visitors, answer questions about the site, events, programs and workshops Gather information from visitors for mailing lists and promotional outreach Promote the Trustees’ mission and provide membership information Assist with special programs on an occasional basis Assist with light property clean-up, if needed Assist with administrative projects such as updating bulletin boards, restocking pamphlets & flyers Observance of Trustees safety and COVID protocols Reports to Fruitlands Engagement Site Manager, Manager of Buildings & Grounds, and Fruitlands staff Log volunteer hours weekly Qualifications: Have reliable transportation to the site Demonstrate good communication skills Desire to meet with the public, share knowledge of the site and the Trustees Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions Flexible and independent Familiarity with Fruitlands Museum [preferred, but not required] Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces: grass, pavement, uneven surfaces Ability to pick up lightweight objects from ground level Minimum age: 18 years old Note: a background check may be required Time Commitment Needed: Flexible-both weekly and one-time (large event) positions available. More about The Trustees Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation’s first preservation and conservation organization, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. We are a nonprofit, supported by members, friends and donors and our 116 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually. www.thetrustees.org. The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Harvard, MA

Through 12/31/25

Volunteer Services Digital Media Assistant

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

Through 9/1/25

Volunteer Services Digital Organizer

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

Through 9/1/25

Volunteer Services Copywriter

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

Through 9/1/25

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