Volunteer Positions

Help create a wonderful experience for our visitors, keep our organization strong, and make our landscape and gardens beautiful. We rely on our volunteers’ help, expertise, and energy and make sure they receive excellent training and support. We offer numerous volunteer opportunities for various age groups and interests. As a volunteer, you’ll spend time with our other wonderful volunteers and our talented staff. You’ll delight in and share our guests’ enthusiasm for this wondrous place. You’ll be part of our family!

If you are interested in volunteering
please fill out an application and contact shelly@hitchcockcenter.org.

Living Building Docent

We are looking to train docents to lead our building tours for the public and special groups. The new building offers an opportunity to use our building as an educational tool to teach about energy efficiency, rainwater capture, composting toilets, non toxic building materials, etc. We are looking for individuals passionate about green building and comfortable leading and talking to the public.

Becoming a Living Building Docent requires you participate in our docent training program and be able to commit to offering two tours a month.

To register for a Living Building Docent training date please fill out an application and contact shelly@hitchcockcenter.org

Visitor Center/Reception

The Visitor Center will be the heart of our new living building. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to greet the public and introduce them to our building and philosophy, as well as orient them to our programs, trails, gardens, and exhibits, etc. This will also include sharing the live animals, answering the phones, administrative tasks and helping to maintain the tidiness of the space. We are looking for a weekly shift commitment and participation in a volunteer training.

To register for a Visitor Center/Reception training date please fill out an application and contact shelly@hitchcockcenter.org

Gardeners

The New Hitchcock Center has and will have several teaching gardens that require love and care. We are looking for regular gardeners to help maintain and care for these gardens. This would include weeding, mulching, trimming, planting, watering, fall clean up, and building of special projects, etc. There will be seasonal workday opportunities with a garden supervisor. All levels of gardeners welcome.   We are asking for commitment of 3-5 sessions/shifts per season. Contact casey@hitchcockcenter.org

Trail Caretakers

Looking for Volunteers to help maintain and further develop our new trail system, this would include participating in seasonal trail maintenance workdays as well committing to regular trail upkeep in coordination with the trail supervisor. We are open to a group “adopting” a trail to maintain as well. Contact casey@hitchcockcenter.org

Special Projects

The Hitchcock Center has a need for help with special projects. These can be from the elaborate to the simple, things such as special event help, handyperson work, sewing, mailing, filing, library projects, material prep, equipment repair, etc. Contact shelly@hitchcockcenter.org

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