4-H Volunteer Co-Leader - Powisset Farm

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The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

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Opportunity Overview
4-H is a national organization empowering young people to lead for a lifetime. 4-H programs in science, healthy living and citizenship are backed by a network of 100 public universities and a robust community of 4-H volunteers and professionals. Through hands-on learning, young people build confidence, creativity and curiosity, as well as life skills in leadership and resiliency, helping them thrive today and tomorrow. https://4-h.org/parents/programs-at-a-glance/

Powisset Farm in Dover is currently recruiting for a Volunteer 4-H Co-Leader interested in introducing 4-H youth ages 8-18 to life on a busy farm. At regularly scheduled meetings, 4-H members learn about and work with livestock (sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and chickens) and participate in a variety of other hands-on farm activities such as planting, harvesting, wildlife study and more. The 4-H Co-Leader oversees and facilitates projects chosen by Club members. There are also public speaking and community service components to 4-H membership. Powisset Farm actively supports the 4-H Club and its many on-farm activities. The 4-H Co-Leader can attend leader training workshops to become familiar with 4-H concepts and how to introduce them to the Club members. This role is flexible, depending upon the 4-H Co-Leader’s interests and availability. Prior experience leading a 4-H Club is not required, as training and guidance is provided by the national and regional network.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Plan and conduct bi-monthly or monthly 4-H membership meetings
  • Communicate effectively with Club members, parents, Powisset staff and other volunteers
  • Assist 4-H members in fulfilling 4-H requirements
  • Answer questions about the farm, referring in-depth information requests to Powisset staff
  • Attend and manage 4-H involvement in farm events including open barnyards and farm festivals.
  • Log volunteer hours


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Reliable transportation
  • Enjoy working with people of all ages
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Prior 4-H experience preferred but not required
  • Prior livestock and/or farming experience preferred but not required
  • Background check required
Time Commitment:
Flexible time frame, coordinating meetings with Farm staff and 4-H volunteers and parents. The ideal volunteer would be able to commit to 1-year term.

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

To explore other volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.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


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.


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.


We'll work with your schedule.


Powisset Farm37 Powisset StDover, MA 02030



  • Child Development
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Farming




  • Must be at least 21
  • Flexible time frame
  • One year commitment preferred

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