Carpentry Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees is looking for individuals with a background in carpentry interested in undertaking building projects at The Bradley Estate. Individuals should have a basic knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures. The majority of this work will be carried out individually with several opportunities to work on larger projects and assist or lead Trustees staff or volunteers.

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

  • Construct/repair Trustees structures/property e.g. replace sliding doors, exterior and interior painting, exterior doors, fences, footbridges, picnic tables, nest boxes, etc.
  • Perform structural repairs/renovations e.g. trim, doors, office and bathroom renovation, outbuildings
  • Keep workshop clean and organized.
  • Tuning up or repairing power and hand tools
  • Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols
  • Log volunteer hours in a timely fashion


  • 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 (chicken coops) 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

Please note: a background check is required for this role

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About The Trustees of Reservations


200 High Street, Boston, MA 02110, US

Mission Statement

The Trustees of Reservations is here to protect and share the Massachusetts places people love for their exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value. For their trails, their history, their gardens, their beaches. For the simple reason that nature and culture can soothe the soul and improve our lives.


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.


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Arts & Culture, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


2468b Washington StreetCanton, MA 02021



  • Renovation
  • Construction
  • Carpentry


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 - 12 hours/month

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