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Opportunity Details

Entry Garden Volunteer - SCHG

Entry Garden Volunteer - SCHG  

Opportunity Overview: 

At Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens in North Andover, we are looking for an experienced gardener to join us in caring for our Entry Garden. The SCHG Entry Gardens are designed in the New American Garden style with masses of ornamental grasses and strong drifts of native flowers and pollinator plants. During the growing season, the garden is alive with pollinators of all sorts and it needs a lot of care to flourish. 

Volunteers must be very comfortable with plant and weed identification and be available for three hours/week of volunteering. Volunteers will consult with the horticulturist as needed, but this is an independent, self-directed role, and is a great fit for experienced gardeners looking to lead in a space in a public garden. 

Reports to: Horticulturist  

Time Commitment Needed: 

Volunteers should come to the garden once or twice a week for three hours or more, April-October 

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

  • Support the care of the garden with staking, cutting back, weeding, planting, collecting seed, dividing, pruning, mulching, edging and more  

  • Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols and training 

  • Log volunteer hours 

Qualifications: 

  • Able to make a commitment to volunteering for the growing season April-October 

  • Experienced in weed and plant identification 

  • Able to be outdoors for an extended amount of time in the summer heat 

  • Able to lift 25 lbs, bending over 

  • Minimum age: 18 years old 

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

Benefits: 

  • Supporting a pollinator friendly garden 

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

  • 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 10/31/2024
North Andover, MA, 01845
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