• The Emerald Necklace Conservancy

More Ways to Volunteer

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.

To volunteer at the Shattuck Visitor Center or to learn more about the opportunity, contact the Volunteer department at volunteer@emeraldnecklace.org.

Emerald Leaders Volunteer Leadership Program

The Emerald Leaders is a volunteer leadership program started in 2019. Emerald Leaders are trained to support the Land Stewardship Coordinator and other staff with volunteer management, leading volunteer events and acting as an ambassador to the Emerald Necklace. The Emerald Leaders is a year-long program that allows anyone 18 years or older with an interest in supporting the Emerald Necklace parks to participate.
To apply to be an Emerald Leader or to learn more about the program, contact the Volunteer department at volunteer@emeraldnecklace.org.

Emerald Necklace Docent Program

Docents are volunteers trained to lead interpretive walking tours of the Back Bay Fens, Riverway, Olmsted Park and Jamaica Pond for the general public and special interest groups. Docents also may assist with visitor programming and lead or host activities at the Shattuck Visitor Center or on site in the Emerald Necklace  parks. Tours and activities are generally 90 minutes in length.

To apply to be a docent or to learn more about the program, contact Events Manager Jamie Santuccio at jsantuccio@emeraldnecklace.org.

Docent Responsibilities

To Volunteer:

For information on the volunteer program, events, or other inquiries, contact us at volunteer@emeraldnecklace.org or 617.522.2700.

Info for Volunteers
What to expect: Emerald Necklace Conservancy volunteer work days are typically 3 hours long. The Shattuck Visitor Center is a friendly, welcoming hub of activity and supportive environment for volunteers and visitors alike. We appreciate our volunteers and it shows!

Docent Responsibilities

Docent Application

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Spring – Fall 2021

Tuesdays with Roses
Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens
Spring-Fall, Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Second Saturdays
Throughout the Emerald Necklace
Spring-Fall, 2nd Saturday each month, 10:00am – 12:00pm

We are excited to welcome you back to the reopened Shattuck Visitor Center at 125 The Fenway!

Visit us Weds-Friday from 9:30-5:00 to learn about the Necklace, pick up a free map or use our public restrooms. Hours will be expanding, so check for updates at http://bit.ly/3gLzsBb

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