Carpenter Volunteer - Westport Town Farm

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The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

Opportunity Overview

The South Coast Management Unit is looking for several 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. Most of this work will be carried out individually with several opportunities to work on larger projects and assist or lead Trustees staff or volunteers.

This position will be based at Westport Town Farm, the management unit headquarters/workshop for the South Coast Management Unit. A former refuge for the community’s poor and infirm, this coastal landscape boasts a centuries-old farmhouse and pastures bracketed by stone walls.

Responsibilities

  • Construct/repair trail or farm structures e.g. trail kiosk, sign boards, fences, footbridges, picnic tables, nest boxes, etc.
  • Perform structural repairs/renovations e.g. barn siding, trim, doors, office and bathroom renovation, outbuildings
  • Assist with design/drawings of bathroom and visitor center renovations
  • Keep workshop clean and organized.
  • Tuning up or repairing power and hand tools
  • Log volunteer hours in a timely fashion

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 is 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
  • Traveling to nearby properties will be necessary

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.

Location

830 Drift Road, Westport, MA 02790

For more information

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

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. www.thetrustees.org.

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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About The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

Location:

396 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067, US

Mission Statement

The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.

Description

Who We Are

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

What We Do

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - nearly 25,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

What We Are Up Against

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy - in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world - and mobilize a whole new generation to care.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

830 Drift RoadWestportWestport, MA 02790

(41.5799,-71.07977)
 

SKILLS

  • Renovation
  • Construction
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Home Repair
  • Carpentry

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 10-12 hours/month; 3 month commitment preferred

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