Volunteer in exchange for participation in weeklong Natural History Science seminars

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ORGANIZATION: THE EAGLE HILL INSTITUTE

The Eagle Hill Institute is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization located on over 100 acres in an exquisitely beautiful area on the coast in Downeast Maine. Since 1987, the Institute has offered classes from late spring through early fall on natural history science topics, taught by professional instructors for college and graduate students, as well as amateur naturalists.

The Institute is seeking both a morning cook (6AM to 9AM) and a lunch cook (11AM to 2PM) Monday through Friday (11AM to 2PM) for breakfast and lunch preparation for the seminar participants, followed by clean-up. Meals are served buffet-style, except when a box lunch needs to be provided for field trips (in this case, the hours for lunch prep will be earlier, depending upon departure time for the field trip). Additional expectations include assisting with welcoming participants when they arrive on Sunday afternoon, as well as assisting with housekeeping on Saturdays when the facilities need to be prepared for the new group(s) coming in.

Free room and board are provided, together with free access to the natural history science seminars, depending upon each student's interest. A separate cook prepares the evening meal; assistance with laying out and cleanup of the evening meal would also be needed.

It would be optimal if the two student volunteers know each other and can work well together to cover the needed shifts while balancing their natural history science interests and selection of seminar classes. For example, one student can cover both breakfast and lunch shifts during a particular week while the other fully participates in a class offered that week.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM
    Monday through Saturday
  • 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About THE EAGLE HILL INSTITUTE

Location:

PO BOX 9, STEUBEN, ME 04680, US

Mission Statement

The Institute is a 501(c)(3) scientific and literary nonprofit organization which is dedicated to contributing to a greater interest in scholarly and educational pursuits, especially in the natural history sciences. It maintains an interdisciplinary focus in order to help facilitate a better understanding of complex relationships among disciplines. Its mission is international in scope. In pursuing its mission, the Institute recognizes that greater interests in scholarly and educational pursuits is something from which everyone benefits.

Description

The Eagle Hill Institute is located on the eastern coast of Maine and is perhaps best known for its advanced natural history science summer seminars and fall workshops, the first of which was ofered in 1987. It has been hosting the annual Northeast Natural History Science Conference since 2011. Its commitments expanded over time to include the publication of a number of peer-reviewed scientific journals. It maintains a natural history and art history library, hosts occasional resident scholars, and hosts chamber concerts, lecture, and discussion Forums.
The Eagle Hill Institute is located on the densely forested summit of Eagle Hill, the highest part of Dyer Point, the peninsula between the Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. Trails lead from the summit of Eagle Hill to a number of overlooks offering inspirational views of the coast of Maine, with its rocky and evergreen-lined shore and its many islands, bays, and peninsulas. This setting is very conducive to scholarly and educational pursuits.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

59 Eagle Hill Road PO Box 9Steuben, ME 04680

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Up to 4 hours daily, Monday through Friday, breakfast or lunch preparation and cleanup, assistance with evening meal setup and cleanup
  • Assistance with housekeeping during cabin turnover on Saturdays

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