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Volunteer and Work Study Internships, Groundwork Somerville (Somerville, MA)

Groundwork Somerville is seeking interns for the 2018-2019 academic year. See below for a summary of the openings:

Volunteer: School Gardens Internships

  • Assistant Garden Educators – Support school gardens programming by teaching alongside a Groundwork Somerville staff. Minimum weekly commitment of 1-2 hours. See more details here.
  • School Garden Maintenance Volunteers – Support care for school gardens. Hours are very flexible with a 1-2 hour per week minimum commitment. See more details here.

Work Study: Social Media, Outreach, and Events Intern

  • Support all outward-facing aspects of our work!
  • Available as a paid internship to a Tufts University student with federal work study.
  • Minimum commitment of 8 hours/week for the full 2018-2019 school year.
  • See more details here.

School Gardens Internships:

Application Deadline: Applications received by Monday, August 27th will be prioritized, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and schedule availability to Josia DeChiara, josia@groundworksomerville.org. Please also note if there is a specific school you are already connected to, or most interested in serving.

Social Media, outreach, and Events Intern:

Application Deadline:  Applications received by Friday, August 31st will be prioritized, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Rae Axner at rae@groundworksomerville.org in a single PDF file.

Intern, MassDEP (Various Locations)

The Department of Environmental Protection is the state agency responsible for ensuring clean air and water, the safe management of toxics and hazards, the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. In an effort to assist MassDEP with its succession planning, MassDEP continues to recruit individuals who are interested in working and utilizing their skills in the environmental field. MassDEP is providing opportunities to undergraduate students, graduate students, law school students, and other individuals who are seeking experience in the environmental field.

Application Deadline: November 25th
Apply Online

Volunteers, 23rd Annual South End Garden Tour, (Boston, MA)

On June 18th, the Trustees will be hosting the 23rd Annual South End Garden Tour in Boston’s South End. This tour is not only in support of the Trustees mission of sustainably preserving places of natural, scenic, and historic beauty but in support of our Community Gardens . The Boston Community Gardens provide a sense of community but also a sustainable source of food for many of Boston’s residents.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to support this year’s tour by serving as Garden Sitters, Registration Volunteers, and Membership Volunteers. The event is from 10am-4pm and is broken down into three, two hour shifts. We are also pleased to be able to offer a complimentary tour ticket to all of our volunteers.

Please contact Annie Wolf at awolf@thetrustees.org or 617-542-7696 ext2127 if interested.

Volunteer, Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative (Dewick & Carmichael)

The recently formed Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative is looking for student volunteers to help package food donations for Food for Free at Dewick and Carmichael dining halls! This rescued surplus will be used to support Food for Free’s Motel Family Meals program, providing daily dinner’s for 20 homeless families living at the Day St. Hotel in Boston.

Volunteers will be scheduled for approximately one hour of work between 2 – 4pm Mon – Sat, and priority will be given to weekly volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering or hearing more about the program, email Tufts.FRC@gmail.com to find out more.

 

For more information or to sign-up as a volunteer, please email Tufts.FRC@gmail.com.
 

Volunteer at The Great Pumpkin Float!

Volunteer to assist with the Great Pumpkin Float, an event coordinated by the Massachusetts DCR and the Neponset River Greenway Council! The event helps to inform residents about the work these groups have done to build a greenway.

14th Annual Neponset River Pumpkin Float
Tues., Oct. 20th 5pm-8pm
Pope John Paul II Park, Dorchester, MA
Help us take over the Neponset River with hundreds of lit Jack-o-lanterns!
Volunteers will help us:
·         Set up pumpkins for the float (insert and light candles)
·         Shuttle pumpkins from registration to the river
·         Get visitors excited in a costume parade and freeze dance
·         Take photos!
Email Ashley Hampson at ahampson@thetrustees.org to sign up!  Please include if you have a preference on tasks!

 

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