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Become a Kestrel Volunteer!

Kestrel hosts volunteers to help with stewardship, events, and special administrative projects. To find out how to get involved as a volunteer, or call 413-549-1097. 


AmeriCorps MassLIFT Service

KAmericorpestrel participates in the MassLIFT AmeriCorps program, which gives qualified and aspiring conservation professionals the opportunity to provide a year’s worth of full-time volunteer service to land trusts from the Cape to the Berkshires in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow (MassLIFT), an AmeriCorps program managed by Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, is a collaborative effort of regional conservation organizations (including urban conservation and gardening efforts). Members carry out capacity building projects; educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship; manage community volunteers engaged in land conservation activities; and identify new people to participate in education, recreation, or service opportunities that address land conservation needs.

Members may serve as: Land Stewardship Coordinator, Regional Conservation Coordinator, Youth Education Coordinator, or Community Engagement Coordinator.


Community Engagement Coordinator

Land Stewardship Coordinator

Regional Conservation Coordinator

Youth Education Coordinator


These full-time AmeriCorps positions get a living stipend, an education award, and other benefits. Our 2016-17 program runs from 8/29/16 – 7/28/17.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-May, and we aim to fill all positions by July 29th. Please do not send applications directly to Kestrel.  COMPLETE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOUND HERE.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. MassLIFT will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request.

MassLIFT-AmeriCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service:

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