Gardener Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: The Trustees of Reservations

Appleton Farms, a 1,000+ acre working farm and farm-based education center, was established in 1638 by the Appleton Family and gifted to The Trustees in 1998. The CSA grows vegetables using organic practices for summer and winter CSAs pickups. We also maintain a 2-acre pick your own field with flowers and herbs for our shareholders that we need help maintaining. If you have a passion for gardening or just love to be outdoors, we would love your help! This position is perfect for someone who enjoys garden work or likes being active outside. Our staff will work alongside volunteers to determine garden needs and priorities.

Reports to: CSA Manager and CSA Distribution Manager

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

  • Working with staff to assess gardening needs
  • Pulling weeds in the flower and herb beds by hand or with hand tools
  • Cutting back flowers and herbs as needed
  • Mulching the garden beds
  • Adhere to The Trustees safety protocols
  • Log volunteer hours weekly

Qualifications:

  • An eagerness to participate in maintaining the flower and herb beds
  • Able to use hand tools
  • Able to follow instructions and work in a team
  • Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and ability to bend
  • Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces

Please note: a background check is required for this role

10 Shifts

  • Wed Jun 26, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Wed Jul 03, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Wed Jul 10, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Wed Jul 17, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Wed Jul 24, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Wed Jul 31, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Wed Aug 07, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Wed Aug 14, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Wed Aug 21, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Wed Aug 28, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST - Spots available: 10+
    Weekly on Wednesdays
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About The Trustees of Reservations

Location:

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

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WHEN

Wed Jun 26, 2024 - Wed Aug 28, 2024
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
This opportunity has 10 shifts

WHERE

Appleton Farms219 County RoadIpswich, MA 01938

(42.64874,-70.85831)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours
  • Feel free to drop in once, come every few weeks, or commit to the full season. Volunteers should meet us in front of the CSA barn.

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