Property Ambassador - Governor Oliver Ames Estate


(42.07118,-71.10059)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Governor Ames Estate35 Oliver StEaston, MA 02356


About

Overview

Set in the quiet town of Easton, 30 miles outside of Boston, the historic 36-acre Governor Oliver Ames Estate features rolling hills, meadows, ponds, and a host of lovely and mature trees, as well as remnants of a storied and prominent past - all within walking distance of the North Easton National Historic District. Combine your love of the outdoors with service by meeting and greeting visitors at this lovely estate. This volunteer position requires sharing information about the property, collecting information from visitors, and allows the Ambassador to learn and teach others about this historic landmark.

Responsibilities

  • Interact with visitors, answer questions about the property, trails and activities
  • 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
  • Log volunteer hours weekly

Qualifications

  • Have reliable transportation to the property
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Desire to meet with the public, share knowledge of the property and the Trustees
  • Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions
  • Flexible and independent
  • Familiarity with Governor Oliver Ames Estate [preferred, but not required]
  • Knowledge of the ecology and geology of the area [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

Time Commitment Needed

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to work at least two, two-hour shifts each month.

Skills

  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Gardening
  • Botany

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 two hour shifts a month
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