Volunteer at Blackacre!
Blackacre Conservancy is fortunate to have many talented and energetic volunteers helping us in all aspects of our work, indoors and outdoors. We invite you to join them: get involved, have fun, and make a difference! Volunteer times and hours are flexible, and there’s a job for almost every interest and skill level. We encourage teenagers, community groups, and families to volunteer. Our youngest volunteer is 6 years old!
Docents & Living History Reenactors | Weed & Restoration Team | Farm Animal Feeders | General Events
Become a part of this wonderful group of volunteers who welcome guests to the Presley Tyler Visitors Center on Sundays from 1-5 pm. Docents greet visitors, lead tours, and share information about Blackacre’s past, the historic buildings, the nature preserve, trails, programs, and more. Reenactors share information while dressing and playing the part of a pioneer settler. Reenactors may also demonstrate a period skill, such as quilting, weaving, or making butter. Docents and reenactors are especially essential for our historical events, such as Pioneer Day and Meet the Tylers.
For ages 13 and older. Training is provided. Beginning docents are paired with experienced volunteers. Volunteers choose their schedule.
When: Sundays from 1-5pm, April – November. (Closed on weekends)
The Weed and Restoration Team works around the preserve to remove invasive plants, clear fallen trees, maintain current trails and fences, and build new trails. They also help around the homestead with maintenance and repair tasks.
For adults. High schoolers welcome upon inquiry. Training and supervision provided on most projects. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Gloves and tools available at Blackacre.
JOIN US at the Barn, every Wednesday 9 am – noon. Newcomers welcome!
Farm Feeders help us feed and water our farm animals (horses, mules, and goats). This is a perfect opportunity for families to volunteer together!*
When: Mornings before 10 am.
Assist with community programs and events, help in the office, and design and lead interpretive hikes and educational programs.
*All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.