Shattuck Visitor Center
The Shattuck Visitor Center serves as both a welcoming gateway to the Emerald Necklace parks and office of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. If you’re looking for things to do in Boston, we offer a variety of opportunities for volunteers – from docent training to office support and communications, research and event planning.
Emerald Necklace Ambassador
Volunteer to be an Emerald Necklace Ambassador and share your enthusiasm for the parks with others. Park Ambassadors greet visitors at the Shattuck Visitor Center in the Back Bay Fens, set up the information table at Summer on the Emerald Necklace and represent the conservancy at fairs and festivals hosted by other organizations. Some training required.
Emerald Necklace Docent
Docents are trained to lead interpretive walking tours through the Back Bay Fens and Riverway and assist with visitor programming at the Shattuck Visitor Center. Volunteers interested in becoming docents attend a 6-week training program to learn about the Emerald Necklace – its history and landscape and the efforts to restore and maintain the parks today. No experience necessary, just a love of the outdoors, an interest in learning about the parks and sharing your knowledge with others. Whether you are a park user, history buff, gardener, recreational walker or interested in landscape and design, as an Emerald Necklace docent, you’ll have the opportunity to enrich the park experience for yourself and others.
To volunteer or for more information:
Contact the volunteer coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org