Volunteer in the Parks

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Contact the volunteer coordinator for more informationearnstein@emeraldnecklace.org

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Put the Rose Garden to Bed
Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens
Saturday, December 12, 2015.
Emerald Necklace Prepares for Winter
All the parks
Saturday, December 19, 2015 and January 9, 2016
Woodlands Volunteer Corps
Franklin and Olmsted Parks
Spring-Fall, 2nd Saturday each month
Clean-ups and Plantings
All the parks
Spring-Fall, Various dates

Volunteer Leader

Leaders will supervise small groups in invasive plant removal and assist our Volunteer Coordinator at large-scale events. We will offer a short training in the history of the Emerald Necklace, invasive plant identification and removal techniques, and group management. Volunteer Leaders will be required to attend three events as supervisors of small groups of volunteers.

Info for Volunteers

What to bring: Long pants, closed toe shoes, hat, all weather clothing, snack, sunscreen and a water bottle.
What is provided: All necessary tools, gloves and instruction.
What to expect: Emerald Necklace Conservancy volunteer work days are typically 3 hours long and involve some type of ecological restoration work such as planting trees or wildflowers, controlling erosion, building trails, or managing invasive species. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about safety and technique, provide you with tools and materials, and help you make a difference in our amazing parks. Expect to have fun, meet people who love the outdoors, and get dirty!
What about the weather: Projects are weather dependent.