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ORGANIZATION: The Nature Connection

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Development Volunteer (long-term, 6+ months)

The Nature Connection’s mission is to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities through the therapeutic use of nature. Founded in 1983 and based out of Concord, Massachusetts, The Nature Connection provides accessible, therapeutic nature-based programing for those with limited access to the outdoors (youth at-risk, children and adults with disabilities, and elders (including those with dementia/Alzheimer’s)) in Greater Boston and Middlesex County. The Nature Connection supports the wellbeing of individuals and communities by providing access to the many benefits of nature through interactions with plants, animals, and natural materials.

The Nature Connection is looking for a long-term (6 months+) development volunteer that can dedicate 2-4 hours a month to help us grow our grant and community fundraising. The volunteer’s primary role will be to research grants and community fundraising opportunities. Other projects may be assigned based on candidate’s experience and the needs of the organization.

The ideal volunteer will have experience with and enjoy researching grant and community fundraising opportunities. Having knowledge of foundations and grants local to Greater Boston and Middlesex County, as well as at the state and federal level is a plus, though not required. We recognize that not all candidates will have direct experience with all the projects and qualifications listed, above all we value commitment and a willingness to learn.

The Development Volunteer will be supervised by, and report directly to, the Program Director. This is a remote/virtual volunteer opportunity (during and after COVID-19). This is not a paid position.


  • 18+ years old
  • 2-4 hours per month with a flexible schedule
  • Experience with grant research and community fundraising, or enthusiasm for learning
  • Computer & Internet access

How to Apply:

If you're interested in this exciting opportunity, please send an email with the subject lineDevelopment Volunteer to the Volunteer Coordinator, Pam McKenna at explaining your interest and qualifications. (Why are you interested in volunteering with The Nature Connection? Why would you be a good fit for this position?)

The Nature Connection is an equal opportunity organization. We welcome and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. The Nature Connection will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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About The Nature Connection


PO BOX 155, 40 Stow Street, CONCORD, MA 01742, US

Mission Statement

The Nature Connection's mission is to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities through the therapeutic use of nature.


The Nature Connection brings the curiosity, joy, and healing power of nature to children and elders, many confined to institutions, to have direct contact with the natural world. Programs feature seasonal themes, fresh plants, animals, natural materials and the arts, we provide educational and therapeutic programs to youth at-risk, people with disabilities and elders in Concord and Greater Boston. Founded in 1983, the Nature Connection brings individuals together with nature's capacity to heal and to teach.


Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research




  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 - 4 hours/month
  • Computer & Internet access

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