Volunteer Job Descriptions
If interested in the volunteer opportunity described, click on the job title to email Mitch Robinson for more information.
Nursery/Greenhouse Assistant: Assist with nursery/greenhouse duties which include, watering during growing season (especially summer months), getting plants ready for Native Plant Sales, potting plants, and general upkeep. 4 volunteers needed. Native plant familiarity is helpful. Bending and lifting are required. Work is outside, so ability to handle heat and humidity is a must.
Native Garden Assistant: Weeding and watering garden areas, planting/re-planting areas. 4 volunteers needed. Native plant familiarity is helpful. Work is outside, so ability to handle heat and humidity is a must.
Maintain Hummingbird Feeders: Help maintain feeders during peak season: July-September. 2 volunteers needed.
Visitor Greeter/Guide: Welcome guests at the Visitors Center, give house tours, give directions, answer phones. (Saturday Shifts Needed--9:00-3:00) 4 volunteers needed. Training will be provided.
Camp Counselor: Assist outreach and education director with summer camps. Must be enthusiastic, must have a passion for working with children in an outdoor setting, and must have a tolerance for variable weather conditions. A background check is required. 3-4 volunteers needed weekly. Training will be provided.
Interpretive Hike Leader: Assist with and lead family and adult hikes. 2 volunteers needed. Must be enthusiastic and have a passion for working with adults and children (if leading a family hike), ability to walk moderate distances over uneven terrain, and have basic knowledge of SPAC natural history or willingness to learn. Hikes are held the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month--April-October.
Bike Tour Guide: Lead bike tours. 2 volunteers needed. Must be enthusiastic, adherence to bike safety and trail ethics, knowledge of trail systems and distances, and must be capable of cycling 5+ miles on grass trails of variable terrain. Tours will be held on Saturday mornings/early afternoon 2-3 times per year as needed.
House Tour Guide: Lead tours of historic Davis House and surrounding gardens. 2-4 volunteers needed. Must be enthusiastic, must possess a strong historical understanding of the Davis House and Strawberry Plains or a willingness to learn, and must be comfortable working and leading small groups on tours.
Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter: Help with electrical, plumbing, and carpentry needs. 5 volunteers needed. Electricians and Plumbers must be certified.
Cook: Prepare and serve food at programs and fundraising events to various audiences. 3-5 volunteers needed. Cooking for groups experience helpful, but not required.
Hummingbird Migration & Nature Celebration: Many volunteers needed!!! We need approximately 125 volunteers each day to mange the festival, which takes place every September on the weekend following Labor Day.
Event Crew: Help with fundraisers and other events--Set up, park, serve, clean up, etc... 3-5 volunteers needed.
Nesting Box Monitoring and Maintenance: Monitor and record nesting data and success during the breeding season for the the bluebirds, wood duck, and the Prothonotary Warbler. 4-5 volunteers needed. Training will be provided. General "handy man" skills and experience with use of ATV's preferred. Position requires light to moderate physical activity.
Trails Steward: Periodically inspect trails and report to staff any issues that need attention. Perform necessary trail maintenance as instructed by SPAC staff. 2-3 volunteers needed. Training will be provided. General 'handy man" skills and experience with use of ATV's preferred. Position requires light to moderate physical activity.
Booth Representative: Promote SPAC at different events and festivals. 3-4 volunteers needed. Training will be provided. Some light lifting will be required to carry promotional material.
For more information about volunteering, email Mitch Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org