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Promenade Garden Volunteer - SCHG

Promenade Garden Volunteer - SCHG  

Opportunity Overview: 

In the beautiful gardens of Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens in North Andover, we are currently recruiting volunteers to help care for the Dogwood Promenade. This stunning section of the gardens contains a path lined by dogwood trees, carpeted by phlox and waves of spring bulbs in the spring. We need volunteers to support this garden's care by weeding throughout the growing season.  

Volunteers will train with horticultural staff and then be able to work independently once they are comfortable. This is a great fit for beginners to gardening because the garden is a carpet of one plant, so it is easy to identify what doesn't belong. And for those who need a flexible schedule because volunteers will set the time of their shifts. Volunteers are needed April-October and volunteering will be weather dependent.  

Reports to: Horticulturist  

Time Commitment Needed: 

We are looking for as much help as possible. Ideally, volunteers will commit to  3 hours a week and will volunteer April-November. 

Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following): 

  • Identifying and removing weeds from the promenade garden. This work could also include edging, planting, and light mulching at certain points in the season under the supervision of the Horiticulturist

  • Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols and training 

  • Log volunteer hours 

Qualifications: 

  • Able to commit to volunteering for at least 3 hours a week

  • No experience is needed, just a willingness to learn!  

  • The majority of the time will be spent kneeling and bending over, and at the end of the session carrying weeds to a meeting place where we can then dispose of the weeds for them. Must be able to lift 25 lbs 

  • Minimum age: 18 years old

  • Please note: A background check is required for this role 

Benefits: 

  • Supporting the care of a historic property and garden 

  • Outdoor, hands-on volunteering that will make a big impact for the garden  

  • Connecting and networking with like-minded staff, visitors and volunteers   

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.  

 

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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. 

 

Horticulture

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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Volunteers needed through 11/30/2024
North Andover, MA, 01845
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