• Botany • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Volunteer leads will be performing work at Longfellow/Washington Headquarters National Historic Site on Thursday mornings, 9 am -12 pm, from June through September 2019.
Volunteers are required to attend safety meetings before the start of each session. Closed toed shoes are required. Long pants and shirts are recommended. NPS will provide necessary tools. However, volunteers are welcome to bring their own gardening and safety equipment. Proper safety equipment includes: gloves, hat, ear protection, safety glasses, and sunscreen. NPS property must remain on site.
Leading other volunteers in garden after having proper training on the tools and techniques practiced by the NPS
Being the point of contact for volunteers during projects on the landscape
Speaking with the public in a welcoming manner
Logging volunteer hours
Planting annuals and perennials
Removing dead and decaying matter from woody plant species
Basic grounds work: light excavation, mulching, spreading seed, pruning trees and shrubs, cutting lawn, tilling soil, making soil amendments, lawn edging, watering, weeding, debris removal, raking pathways, fertilizing lawns and shrubs
Documenting invasive species and changes to the landscape
Light pesticide use with supervision
Washing fences and garden pergola
Resetting borders for garden trails
Physical activities include:
Lifting up to 50lbs, crouching, stooping, walking over diverse terrain, bending, reaching, and related activities.
Interest in learning about the maintenance of a historical garden landscape
Volunteer should be able to work outside in variable weather conditions for at least two hours at a time
Must be comfortable leading others in an in-field environment
Adequate public speaking skills are preferred
Must be able to perform tasks listed
This is an unpaid, temporary position. Contact Anna Christie, Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com to sign up!