Volunteer Opportunities

Be An Official Rock Point Volunteer!

We have four different opportunities for volunteers, depending on what appeals to you….

Many people, thankfully, have volunteered their time and energy to helping care for Rock Point. And we will continue to welcome volunteer helpers in many areas. Helpers can be for a one-time event, for several dates, or ongoing. They may be scheduled, or just show up. They may be here at the request of one of our staff. And they may or may not be volunteering under the guidance of one of the following:

 

In addition to helpers, however, we have official Rock Point Volunteers:

  • Trail Stewards (2 positions remaining for 2018 plus Rock Point School students)

  • Pollinator Docents (1 position remaining for 2018)

  • Garden Keepers (new for 2018 - 12 needed)

  • Bishop Booth Conference Center Hosts (new for 2018 - 9 needed)

 

Trail Stewards

Trail Stewards will work from May to mid-November in pairs (so volunteering with a friend maximizes the fun!) and commit to NO MORE THAN one, three-hour shift per week. Less is fine -  and we will determine with you the best schedule for your needs. After training by the Green Mountain Club in Waterbury Center, they will have two roles:  ambassadors/educators to the many people using the trails; and trail monitoring and simple trail maintenance. DOWNLOAD THE FULL DESCRIPTION

Pollinator Docents

Pollinator Docents will work from May to November specifically in the Pollinator Demonstration Garden and Solar Tracker Pollinator Meadow and commit to AT MOST one two to three-hour shift per week. Less is fine and we will determine with you the best schedule for your needs. Docents will assist with planning and leading tour groups and teaching workshops, as well as helping maintain the pollinator plantings. DOWNLOAD THE FULL DESCRIPTION

 

Garden Keepers

Garden Keepers will work in specific Rock Point gardens from late April through October to follow the full season of food production from helping plant, weeding, harvesting, preserving, and putting the garden to bed for the winter.  Scheduling will be flexible. Their focus will be the Permaculture and school gardens and Community Gardens who are participating in Rock Point’s mission of feeding the hungry through the Partners’ Pantry. They may help in other gardens if they desire, and time allows. DOWNLOAD THE FULL DESCRIPTION

 

Bishop Booth Conference Center Hosts

Bishop Booth Conference Center Hosts will help the Bishop Booth Manager with aspects of a radical hospitality mission – both “front of the house” and behind the scenes.  Scheduling will be flexible. They will greet guests, offer directions, suggestions and support. They will also help with light housekeeping such as checking tablecloths, and office support such as answering the telephone and keeping guest books up to date. DOWNLOAD THE FULL DESCRIPTION

The Application Process

All volunteers complete an online Volunteer Application and “getting to know you” Interview. Volunteer Coordinator, Jackie Arbuckle, will conduct interviews with each interested person, as well as help anyone without access to a computer! Prospective volunteers will complete an introductory course, “Volunteering at Rock Point”, and then specific training for their particular volunteer position. Jackie will assign, schedule and provide support and general supervision for them.

 

For more information about Rock Point’s volunteer opportunities, please contact:

Jackie Arbuckle, JackieinVT@gmail.com or (802) 482-5367. To complete a Volunteer Application and Interview please go to https://form.jotform.com/73405679409970 or contact Jackie for paper forms.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with Rock Point Camp, please contact:

Julie Garwood

Director | Rock Point Camp

20 Rock Point Road

Burlington, VT 05408

Office: (802) 658-6233

Direct: (802) 391-0857

jgarwood@diovermont.org