Avalonia is looking for a volunteer to coordinate hikes on Avalonia preserves. This coordinator is not expected to lead all the hikes; there are many Avalonia members willing to lead who have great hike ideas. We just need someone who can plan the details, keep the schedule, and get the word out. If you like the outdoors and organizing adventures, this is the job for you. Click HERE to register.
Group Volunteer Coordinator
Avalonia is fortunate that several groups in our community have offered their assistance. From scouts to the Coast Guard, a garden club to a football team, their many hands have joined ours to build bridges, remove invasives, clean out debris, and replant restored areas. These offers of help from local groups are often a “one-off” project to earn a badge, build team skills, or give back to the community. Our coordinator would work with the Stewardship chair to keep track of upcoming projects as well as maintain a list of community groups and contact information. If you enjoy working with scouts and other non-profits and are good at following up, we can use you! These projects come along only a few times a year, but when we need the help, the coordinator knows who to ask. Just click HERE to let us know if you are interested.
Avalonia is looking for one or more creative people who are organized and energized by event planning. These events will recognize Avalonia’s volunteers, life members, neighbors who live next to Avalonia properties, and others who are involved and engaged in our mission. This would likely involve three to four events per year and would require securing venues, working with vendors/caterers, developing and coordinating invitations, and coordinating other event details. If this sounds like a job for you, click HERE to sign up.
Carpenters & Experienced Woodworkers
Many of our trails have wooden bridges, walk ways and erosion structures that periodically need to be repaired and replaced. Most properties have wooden signs that need to be built. If you are an experienced carpenter or have woodworking experience and can follow or adapt written plans, Avalonia could use your talents. Workers need to have the physical ability to carry gear and supplies to the job site with other volunteers. If you have these skills, please click HERE to join the woodworking crew!
Boundary Team Co-Leader
With over 100 preserves, our boundaries are important. It is not just a walk in the woods. This co-leader will coordinate and prepare volunteers with the materials they need to mark and monitor boundaries. Before we venture into the woods, teams need maps, surveys and reports to be sure they know where the neighbor’s property stops and Avalonia starts. Skills in mapping, coordination and problem solving are a plus. If you are the right person for this volunteer spot, just click HERE.
Volunteer would be responsible for meeting with landowners and seeing each project through from beginning to preservation. You would be trained in Avalonia’s procedures and work with the Acquisition team. Click HERE if you can help.
Finance & Development
Do you have experience writing grants? Are you detail-oriented, organized and able to meet deadlines? You can help a dedicated team of Avalonia volunteers who write grant applications to foundations and government entities. This critically important job can be done from home and provides a significant portion of the income needed for our mission to conserve land. If you can help, click HERE.
Avalonia will be renewing its accreditation in early 2022 and we are beginning to build our Accreditation Team. The Accreditation Coordinator will work to ensure all required data is available to submit and entered into a website for review by the Land Trust Alliance. They will receive accreditation data from Avalonia committee chairs, town chairs and team leaders. The coordinator will not be expected to research or write any material, but simply manage a checklist and post content to a website. Our volunteer can work from home at their discretion, once a brief training period is complete. Work will be minimal at the beginning, but will likely increase as the file deadline nears at the end of 2021. If you are a detail driven and organized person, we can use your help with this important position.
Avalonia needs a volunteer who can help write press releases, web copy and other communications. You will work with a team who edits and designs all of our newsletters, web pages, property descriptions, maps and brochures. This is a great spot for someone who prefers to work from home and doesn’t want to attend a lot of meetings. We have plenty of content, we just need someone who can create the message. Click HERE if you are interested.
Avalonia has Hike & Seek, membership and other printed materials in over thirty locations, including libraries, town halls, hotels and more public places. These need to be replenished monthly from May to October and bi-monthly during the rest of the year. If you would like to help restock and may even know some other good spots, we could use your help. You’ll need to be over 18 and have a valid driver’s license. Click HERE to let us know.