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The Trustees of Reservations

Opportunity Overview:

The Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity (DBIE) & Community Impact Volunteer will play a key role in supporting inclusivity and equality within The Trustees as well as providing best practices to engaging with communities. Under the guidance of the Managing Director of Community Impact, the volunteer will assist with research, strategic communications, templates and tools development to support developing and implementing outreach methods to connect the Trustees with different areas across the state. Note: This role may require the successful completion of a background check.

Reports to: Managing Director, Community Impact
Commitment: 2-3 days per week; approximately 10 hours/week
Note: This is a remote opportunity

Covid-19 Volunteer Safety:

The health and safety of Trustees’ volunteers, staff and visitors is our top priority.

  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home
  • If you have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or someone displaying symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home
  • Volunteers will be required to wear masks while on property
  • Volunteers will be required to maintain proper social distancing
  • Volunteers will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival to the property

Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):

  • Document current community stakeholders and stakeholder engagement
  • Research and outreach to potential community partners - DBIE focus
  • Develop calendar and content for statewide social media channels
  • Develop templates, infographics and presentations
  • Support the internal Diversity Committee
  • Collaborate with Volunteer Services team in promoting DBIE initiatives
  • Provide weekly updates on current projects
  • Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols
  • Log volunteer hours weekly


  • Experience and/coursework in Diversity and Inclusion, ethnic studies, nonprofit management, and/or communications.
  • Organized, flexible, and able to multi-task
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Friendly, outgoing, customer service oriented
  • Sensitivity and awareness of cultural differences
  • Ability to speak multiple languages (a plus but not required)
  • Familiarity with software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe and Windows and social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter and Hootsuite.
  • Access to computer with reliable internet and phone

How to Apply:

Express interest in this role AND send cover letter and resume to: volunteer@thetrustees.org

To explore 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.

Inclusive Spaces for All

We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. Together, alongside our partners and volunteers we are creating inclusive spaces of community for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and preserving these open spaces for everyone, forever. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience.

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


200 High Street, Boston, MA 02110, 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.

Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Administrative Support
  • Program Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization




  • 2-3 days a week, 10 hours weekly
  • Experience and/coursework in Diversity and Inclusion, ethnic studies, nonprofit management, and/or communications. etc.

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