Green Team Job Description and Application
Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) is accepting applications for the School Year Green Team. The deadline to submit applications is extended to Friday September 21, 2018 at 5:00pm
in deference to the events related to the gas explosions in Lawrence.

The Green Team school year leadership development and employment program offers part-time PAID positions for high school students, from Lawrence to help lead and learn about local environmental and health issues, conduct research, raise awareness, challenge their peers to do community service, and participate in hands-on improvement projects throughout the City of Lawrence and beyond.

Time Commitment:
Regular programming will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm and some hours on Saturdays as needed. Green Team members will work about 20 hours per month, as well as volunteer 5 hours per academic quarter through a combination of after school and weekend service. Green Team members will also participate in unpaid field trips to do activities such as hiking in the White Mountains, touring National Wildlife Refuge parks, and visiting colleges. The school year program runs from October 9, 2018 to June 4, 2019.

How to Apply:
Applications are being accepted until Friday September 21, 2018 at 5:00pm Interested youth can submit the applications in one of the following ways;
- Apply using our online portal: (
- Applicants who wish to complete the application online but do not have access
to the technology to do so can also come into GWL’s office and use our computers.
- Dropping off the application or mailing it to Groundwork Lawrence Office located at:
50 Island St., Entrance B, Suite 101, Lawrence MA 01840
- Faxing the application to 978-655-1337
- Emailing a scanned application with signatures to, with
applicant’s name clearly stated

To download the application packet to print for mailing, scanning, faxing or
hand-delivery, (

Application Sections Include:
- General Information
- Parent / Guardian / Emergency Contact Information
- Short Answer Questions
- Contact Information for a single reference willing to complete the Letter of
Recommendation Form (Link will be sent to email provided in application)
- 3 Additional sets of contact information for people who are willing to
be References

Application Process:
Applicants are required to attend a mandatory group interview on Tuesday Sep. 25th, from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Groundwork Lawrence’s office, 50 Island Street Suite 101, Lawrence, MA. We will take time to conduct individual interviews with you during this time too. If you are offered employment, you are required to attend Parent/Guardian Orientation on Tuesday Oct 2nd from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Groundwork Lawrence’s office, 50 Island Street Suite 101, Lawrence, MA. Our new start date for those who are hired will be Tuesday Oct. 9, 2018. Important: Hold all of these times in your calendar.

Important dates:
- Deadline to Apply Friday Sep. 21, 2018
- Group Interview Tuesday Sep. 25, 2018
- Parent/Guardian Orientation Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018
- Start Date (If Hired) Tuesday Oct. 9, 2018

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- Help to harvest locally grown produce for sale at Groundwork farmers markets and donation at Bread and Roses
Soup Kitchen
- Help to maintain parks and green spaces throughout the city
- Assist GWL in running community-wide events like the Spicket River Cleanup, Earth Day, and the Kite Festival
- Learn about the ecology and history of different green spaces in Lawrence and lead educational and recreational
- Deliver health workshops to various Lawrence youth groups on the importance of healthy eating and physical
- Write articles and create videos for GWL website, blog, social media and local media sources
- Help to increase awareness around litter, illegal dumping, and the importance of recycling
- Participate in citizen science, service learning, and stewardship projects throughout the city
- Attend workshops, educational trips, and conferences designed to teach professional skills
- Other projects, events, and trainings as determined by GWL
Minimum Qualifications
- Have an interest in the environment, natural history, outdoor recreation, park clean ups, healthy food, and/or
community engagement
- Must be a resident of Lawrence, MA
- Ability to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 - 6:30 and some Saturdays as needed, have flexibility to work other
days with advanced notice.
- Be able to balance the demands of a paid job with school, sports, after school activities and volunteering
- Commit to participation for the duration of the program (October 2, 2018 - June 1, 2019).
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