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Rock Point Announces New and Coming Volunteer Opportunities

Rock Point Announces New and Coming Volunteer Opportunities

Many people – thankfully –  have volunteered their time and energy to care for Rock Point. Until now, however, Rock Point could only provide support and structure for volunteers with the help of temporary grants.

As of September 1, Rock Point has named a part-time, experienced Volunteer Coordinator. The Rev. Jackie Arbuckle has assumed this flexible position as an independent contractor and will be working up to ten hours per week, based on our needs and available funding, for the foreseeable future.

Arbuckle is also an Episcopal deacon and Secretary of Rock Point Board. She is a retired nurse and garden supply educator, and has previously served as the volunteer coordinator for Chittenden Volunteer Hospice and founding executive director for Vermont Respite House.

Volunteer with Rock Point! There are two different opportunities right now…Three more are coming!

Volunteer with Rock Point! There are two different opportunities right now…Three more are coming! The two volunteer opportunities currently available are: Trail Stewards (14 positions) and Pollinator Docents (10 positions). Sometime in 2018, Rock Point may also be adding Garden Keepers, BBCC Hosts, and Caretakers. 

Trail Stewards will work in pairs and commit to one, three-hour shift per week. After training by the Green Mountain Club in Waterbury Center, Trail Stewards will have two roles:  (1) Trail monitoring and simple maintenance and (2) serving as ambassadors/educators to those using the trails. Volunteering with a friend maximizes the fun!

Pollinator Docents will work specifically in the Pollinator Demonstration Garden and Solar Field Meadow and must be able to commit to one, two-to-three-hour shift per week. They will assist with leading tour groups and teaching workshops, as well as helping maintain the plantings.

All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application and an interview. Prospective volunteers will also complete an introductory course, Volunteering at Rock Point, and then specific training for their particular volunteer position. Jackie Arbuckle will be responsible for assigning, scheduling and providing support and general supervision for the volunteers.

For more information about Rock Point’s volunteer opportunities, please contact Jackie Arbuckle by email at JackieinVT@gmail.com or by phone at (802) 482-5367.  Click here to obtain a volunteer application.

 

 

 

 

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