Pumpkin Carving Party - Naumkeag
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.
Nimble hands for carving
Availability during times offered
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.
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.
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