Volunteer Opportunities at Oak Knoll

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Docent

Location: Attleboro, MA
Sanctuary: Oak Knoll

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and passion for the natural world with others, adults and children alike?  Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular unstaffed site that enjoys a regular stream of visitor traffic.  We are looking to build a team of dedicated docents to act as sanctuary stewards, engaging visitors with conversation and artifacts, while recording the number of visitors. Docents would also be walking the trails on a regular basis and helping us keep the parking lot and trails safe.  Orientation and training provided.

Time Commitment/Schedule:  Weekends, Flexible Schedule between 10am – 4pm.

Duties & Responsibilities

Have an interest and general knowledge of natural history and/or education.  Have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

Volunteers need to pass background records check (CORI and SORI).

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

Give us a call or email!

Michelle Jorgensen
(508) 223-3060
Job# 2973