Gardening Volunteer - Weir River Farm


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Turkey Hill LaneHingham, MA 02043

About

Weir River Farm is the last working farm in Hingham, and she could use the loving touch of a gardener to help keep her beautiful! The farm has several flower beds, window boxes and planters placed around the property which would benefit from a bit of attention. If your passion is gardening, and you have a few hours a week to spare, we would enjoy sharing this amazing property with you! This position would be perfect for a creative individual who has a flexible schedule, enjoys the outdoors, and has a basic knowledge of gardening. Our stewardship staff will work with the volunteer to determine gardening needs and priorities. The ideal candidate should be equally at home working independently as well as on a team. It’s never too early to plan for the spring time!


Responsibilities
* Working with stewardship staff to assess gardening needs
* Planting and/or transplanting annuals and perennials as well as maintaining existing beds
* Maintaining communication with stewardship staff
* During off season, help decorate planters with winter greenery
* Log volunteer hours weekly


Qualifications
* An eagerness to participate in maintaining the Farm
* Able to use hand tools
* Able to follow instructions and work in a team
* Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear
* Ability to stand for extended periods of time and ability to bend
* Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces


Time Commitment Needed
Flexible schedule could be year round depending on availability. Prefer a commitment of 3 months.


Location
Weir River Farm, 140 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA 02043

For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501, esmall@thetrustees.org

To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/

Skills

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • flexible schedule, minimum 3 month commitment

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