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Opportunity Details

Firewood Processor - Weir River Farm

Opportunity Overview:
Come join a vibrant group of staff and volunteers at Weir River Farm! This volunteer position would assist the staff in processing and splitting wood to be used in the outdoor furnace which is used through the winter to heat the facilities. Staff are dedicated to volunteers, sharing knowledge and experience. The ideal candidate should be at least 18 years old.


Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following);
  • Running a wood splitter and sorting wood into hardwood and softwood piles
  • Communicating regularly with stewardship staff
  • Abide by all safety standards
  • Adhering to The Trustees' safety and Covid-19 protocols
  • Log volunteer hours
  • Knowledge or desire to learn hardwood/softwood sorting
  • Desire to be outside in the winter months running a hydraulic woodsplitter
  • Ability to lift upwards of 30 pounds
  • Comfortable working outdoors
  • Able to work on a team and/or independently
Time Commitment:
Flexible schedule, working with staff to accommodate your availability; 4 hours per week with a minimum 3 month commitment preferred but not required.


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.

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.


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Volunteers Needed
Building/Construction,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging

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

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