Volunteer

CoastSweep: Plum Island

CoastSweep will be targeting Plum Island for two days in September 2013

As part of COASTSWEEP 2014, Joppa Flats Education Center and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge encourage volunteers to come to Plum Island and help in the statewide effort to keep our coastline clean. COASTSWEEP is the annual statewide cleanup of Massachusetts coastal and riverine environments. Over more than 20 years, COASTSWEEP has engaged thousands of volunteers in cleaning hundreds of miles of shoreline and riverbanks.

When: 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 9am-5pm

The Petal Pushers at Long Hill

Volunteers are needed at Long Hill and Sedgewick Gardens in Beverly!

The Trustees of Reservations need your help to prepare and plant Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens's Pick-Your-Own Flower Fields. Help us “Push the Petals” from our plants! We need your help to prepare the growing rows, plant and maintain Long Hill's Pick-Your-Own Flower Fields. We have a range of projects available for all abilities, from seeding, planting and weeding, to deadheading. Choose to come on Mondays in the summer to help cut many blooming stems to go to the Beverly Farmer’s Market or help cover shifts for the public picking of the flowers in the summer or just show up on any Thursday. There are many opportunities for many volunteers. Dig in and have fun with a great group of fellow volunteers!

When: 
Thursdays, 9-11am

Misery Loves Company--Island Tours

Tour Misery Island with the Trustees of Reservations

Venture by shuttle boat to Misery Island from Manchester Harbor. Enjoy panoramic Atlantic views, cultural ruins Quest, or relax on the beach in the Island atmosphere! Walks available along beaches, footpaths, and stairways of historic buildings. Boat shuttle leaves mainland at 10AM, leaves Misery Island at 2:30PM returns to mainland 2:50. 

When: 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 10AM-3PM

The Flower Project

Appleton Farms is looking for teen volunteers to help with the Flower Project!

Appleton Farms needs volunteers for their Flower Project service learning program that engages youth in the planning, growing, cutting and arranging of flowers. The program culminates as participants deliver their arrangements weekly to area nursing homes and hospice patients. The program meets weekly in July and August.  Teens are encouraged to sign up for the whole Summer season.

When: 
Fridays through July and August, 2014 9am-Noon
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Maritime Gloucester High School Internships

Maritime Gloucester offers unpaid summer internships for high school students who have completed their freshman year. Interns work as interpreters in the Sea Pocket Lab Aquarium, assist in animal husbandry duties, and participate in the development and care of aquarium exhibits. Interns are also encouraged to attend weekly educational enrichment programs, field studies and career explorations.

Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

Magnolia Mystery

Ravenswood Park has the northernmost population of Sweetbay Magnolias

Ravenswood Park is home to the Northern-most population of the state-endangered Sweetbay Magnolia trees. Join The Trustees and unravel the mystery of the Sweetbay Magnolia story, while we journey the magnolia swamp trails of our treasured community Park.

When: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 1-3pm
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

Children's Garden Opening Day at Long Hill

Kids can help plant flowers and vegetables at Long Hill in Beverly MA.

The Trustees of Reservations invites kids and their families to opening day of the Children's Garden at Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens in Beverly! Kids will help plant colorful, annual flowers and organic vegetables in our magical Children's Garden. Plant one or as many as you can! You will be beautifying the garden for the season while learning how to plant. Great for families. Limited spaces available. Please pre-register.

When: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:30-4:30pm
When: 
Rain Date: Thursday, May 22, 2013 3:30-4:3-pm

Cape Ann Conservation Crewhands

Give back to the community through this volunteer opportnity at Ravenswood Park

Get out and give back April 26th, with service learning opportunities for high school students to assist our trail steward, management, and education programs. Through our service-learning opportunities,  teens will build real-world skills as they help with our trail steward, management, and education programs.

Spring is the time to get our special places ready for more visitors. Earn community service by helping us at Coolidge Point, Misery Island, and Ravenswood Park.

When: 
April 26, 2014, 9 a.m. -12 noon

Earth Day Coastal Clean Up

Earthday for shoreline cleanups at Halibut Point and Coolidge Point Reservation!

The Trustees of Reservations invites you and your kids to come out to one of their most spectacular coastal reservations to celebrate Earth Day 2014. Take this opportunity to teach your children the benefits of stewardship and to have a great time as a family.  At Halibut Point State Park and/or the Coolidge Point Reservation, your help is needed cleaning up the shoreline, building a bird box or a boardwalk, or simply drinking in the beauty of our special places. Call for details. Please register in advance!

When: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 10am-12noon

Afterschool Sugaring Crew

Teens will learn about maple sugaring after school at Appleton Farms in Ipswich

Working alongside staff, teens (ages 13-17) will learn how to produce maple syrup from tap to bottle, and everything in between at Appleton Farms in Ipswich! This volunteer service learning program is FREE, pre-registration required. Space is limited.

When: 
Daily after school February 24 - March 14, 2014 3:30-5pm
Location: 
Appleton Farms
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