Certified Weed Warrior, Memorial Forest, Sudbury

Volunteer Position Description

Certified Weed Warriors work at a specific SVT property to manually remove invasive plants and then log their hours and their progress in an online system. Volunteers can work independently or with other Weed Warriors at their site.

Position Name

Certified Weed Warrior, Memorial Forest


Be able to accurately identify target species on the property

Properly remove and dispose of or pile target species.

Keep accurate records of your time and the work you do and then enter the information in the online SVT Volunteer Log. The log should be filled out monthly, at a minimum.

Communicate any questions, issues, or concerns to SVT staff.

Participate in periodic reviews with SVT staff to assess progress on assigned property.

While in the field, conduct yourself in a manner that reflects SVT’s values and mission.

Skills needed


  • Standing, squatting, and pulling.
  • Use of manual tools (Weed Wrench, clippers, shovels, picks).
  • Identification of invasive species (with training).
  • Basic technology/Internet literacy.


  • Prior invasive identification/removal experience.

Other Notes

Target species: primarily glossy buckthorn. Other species: Japanese stilt grass, Asian bittersweet, Japanese barberry.

Poison ivy is present in a few patches and is easy to avoid and work around.

Training provided

Volunteers will receive training on target species identification and removal, as will also receive a tour of the property and specific work areas.

Staff will also provide training on our online reporting system.


4 hours per month.


1 year (work will vary with the seasons).


Memorial Forest and the Desert Natural Area, Sudbury, MA

Reports to

Land Steward