Boat House Steward - Norris Reservation


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


Norris ReservationDover StreetNorwell, MA 02061


Opportunity Overview Norris Reservation is looking for individuals with a background in carpentry interested in undertaking building projects. Individuals should have a basic knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures. The majority of this work will be carried out individually with several opportunities to work on larger projects and assist or lead Trustees staff or volunteers.

Responsibilities * Construct/repair trail structures e.g. boat house, trail kiosk, sign boards, fences, footbridges, picnic tables, nest boxes, etc. * Perform structural repairs/renovations * Keep work areas clean * Log volunteer hours regularly

Qualifications * Knowledge of power/hand tools and an understanding of safety * Ability to work with tools, lumber, and materials * Ability to organize assigned tasks, for completion alone or with help * Knowledge of building structures including but not limited to ceilings, windows, frames, roofs, as well as independent structures as necessary * Some experience and ability in reading as well as drawing plans * Ability to work alone and as a part of a team * Solid communication skills to update staff on project status and needs

Time Commitment Minimum of 10 to 12 hours per month with a 3 month commitment. Flexible schedule. Ideally, volunteer would have some weekday availability to work alongside staff as needed.

Dover Street, Norwell, MA 02061

For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501,

To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at

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.


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Construction
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Home Repair

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 10-12 hours/month; flexible

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