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Volunteer in the Parks

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

From Cambridge to Watertown Square. Location and projects vary based on maintenance needs, time of year, and size of group.

WHEN

May - October:  
Mornings: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Afternoons: Thursdays

Through November 12:  
Mornings: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Each year, the Conservancy works with approximately 2,000 volunteers to perform vital park maintenance work and ensure permanent improvements in the parks. 

DESCRIPTION

Volunteering with us is a great way to get outside, learn more about the river, have fun working with friends, coworkers, and neighbors, and help restore the centerpiece of Greater Boston’s urban park system.

Activities range based on need, location, and number of volunteers.  Some jobs include:

  • Invasive plant removal
  • Bench, fencing, and picnic table painting
  • Planting and maintaining garden beds
  • Fall bulb planting
  • Mulching
  • Raking leaves
  • Removing litter and debris

ITEMS NEEDED

Event Safety Protocols:

  • All volunteers will be required to wear a face mask.
  • All equipment, tools, and materials will be disinfected before and after use in accordance with CDC guidelines. Furthermore, participants should not share equipment, tools, or other materials. A list of tools will be provided prior to the event for participants who prefer to bring tools from home.
  • Alcohol-based sanitizer will be available for participants to use.
  • Participants must adhere to social distancing guidelines and remain at least six feet away from others.
  • Food and drinks should be brought from participants’ homes and not shared with individuals outside of one’s household.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Act quickly!  Dates fill up early!

Reserve Your Day:
Volunteer days typically take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. View our available 2021 dates. You may also contact Sasha at svallieres@thecharles.org to request additional dates and times that work best for your company or group.

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  1. Reserve Your Day:
    Volunteer days typically take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. View our available 2021 dates. You may also contact Sasha at svallieres@thecharles.org to request additional dates and times that work best for your company or group.
  2. Be sure to let us know that you found this volunteer activity through PGK.
  3. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.
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