Volunteer

Board photo
A Conservators board meeting at the Waban Library Center in March 2018 (photo by Henry Finch)

The Newton Conservators is a volunteer organization.  We need your help!  Please consider volunteering in one of the following roles:

Ongoing roles

Walks Coordinator to manage our guided walks through Newton parks and conservation areas

Membership Coordinator to manage our membership database and help find ways to expand our membership.

Website Editor to assist the Website Manager in running this website.

Board of Directors member to join the volunteer board that manages the organization.  We are especially eager to add directors who reflect the diversity of Newton’s population.

Link Rot Defender to help the Website Manager keep the 10,000 (!) links on our site from decaying over time.

Assignment Photographer to take pictures of new park features, during guided walks, or at other events.

Outreach Coordinator to manage our presence at events such as village days, farmers’ markets, and the harvest festival.

Outreach Volunteer to staff our table at events, handing out information and telling people about our work.

 

Limited-time projects

We’ve begun work on a major overhaul of our Trail Guide.  We have a Project Director and a Map Creator, but we need to fill one more role to complete the job:  a Trail Guide Editor to be responsible for the text in the guide.

With the cooperation of Jennifer Steel of the Conservation Commission, we have installed QR code stickers on the trailhead signs of several dozen Newton conservation areas. We need a QR Code Project Manager to work with the Newton Parks and Recreation Department to install QR signs in city parks, and to add signs in a few more conservation areas.

Each spring and fall we sponsor a series of work days to remove invasive plants from parks and conservation areas. The invasive pulls are publicized on the events page of this website and in our printed Newsletter.  Please consider joining us for one or more events.

 

Want to learn more?

If you’re interested in learning more about any of these roles, please send an email to the President.