Our non-profit environmental education team is seeking self-motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to support/model our vision of a vibrant and sustainable Monadnock community. If you love nature, have a passion for environmental stewardship and up for physical labor and teamwork, this opportunity may be a perfect fit for you!
Our guiding principles embrace diversity, inclusion, and compassion. We have a deep commitment to promoting the long-term well-being of our planet and its inhabitants.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Our efforts in the forest reflect the work of a larger network of community organizations collaborating on behalf of the planet. Together, in the spirit of cooperation, we nurture and promote ways of living in tune with nature. What a volunteer learns will be determined by their expressed learning goals, which we will incorporate into our program planning.
Workaway volunteers are requested to submit a brief narrative describing their strengths and what they hope to gain from the experience.
Examples of past and ongoing Workaway projects include:
Gardening - Supporting Local Agriculture
*️️️️️ Building organic demonstration gardens, sheet mulching, planting vegetables, herbs and flowers as well as installing permaculture designed perennial polycultures;
*️️️️️ Designing and implementing rain gardens.
Construction – Carpentry, Solar Engineering, & Irrigation
*️️️️️ Building/creating solar irrigation systems;
*️️️️️ Improving and repairing onsite structures;
*️️️️️ Creating an outdoor kitchen and amphitheater;
*️️️️️ Building wheelchair accessible gardens, trails, and camping sites;
*️️️️️ Maintaining and expanding a network of hiking trails throughout our 33-acre outdoor education center.
Volunteering - Community Programming and Outreach
*️️️️️ Leading mission driven events and activities to bolster our community’s sustainable living skills;
*️️️️️ Working cooperatively in the garden with other community volunteers to support the local community kitchen;
*️️️️️ Creating educational materials, including maps and interpretive signs for gardens and trails.
Housing accommodations and food (organic and locally sourced) will be provided to volunteers. Facilities include an unheated, solar powered, primitive cabin that sleeps up to 8 individuals, located off a well-established trail with a nearby composting latrine. Volunteers are also welcome to pitch their own tent if desired. Volunteers have access to a bathroom with a shower at a nearby bed and breakfast, with first consideration given to house guests.
Our facility serves as a drug and alcohol-free safe space to support members of the community who may be addressing addiction issues. As a result, drug and alcohol use is not allowed on the premises to honor our commitment in supporting the overall health of our community.
• Facility location - adjacent to miles of surrounding woodland trails, the locale is perfect for outdoor recreation. When possible and with previous arrangement, hosts can provide transportation to local events, grocery shopping, etc. as needed.
• Our town also has a library, a tennis court, and a general store. Twelve miles away, a larger city with 3 colleges, offers a greater selection of cultural, educational, dining and shopping opportunities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week