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J.U.M.P., a 501 (c) (3) community service organization based in Harvard, MA, is seeking adults and teens interested in community service opportunities in support of our outdoor adventure based hiking activities.
Opportunities available in activities both interacting directly with youth and indirectly supporting youth in a wide range of activities including:
Hiking Leadership/Co-leadership for a variety of hiking activities ranging from short local and day hikes to overnight and weekend hikes to various destinations in New England.
Sharing of a special hobby or passion with our youth in an outdoor setting.
Non leadership hiking roles
Various non hiking and administrative support activities
J.U.M.P. engages youth in hiking and backpacking as a cooperative sport that allows our youth to gain confidence in themselves as they work together with adult support and learn to thrive in a safe, exciting, and demanding environment.
Experience: None required. We will teach you what you need to know and ensure your comfort level in the role you play.
Commitment: Ranges from a couple hours a month for logistical and administrative support activities to a block of 3-4 days per month for those wishing to assist in planning and co-leading a weekend backpacking trip.
J.U.M.P volunteer opportunities are available for a wide range of people/ skill sets, including high school seniors seeking to fulfill a community service requirement.