Volunteers Needed– Hike with Babes in the Woods This Spring

The Babes in the Woods weekly family hiking program is in need of immediate volunteer help to act as guides and assistants for events throughout the spring and summer. 

The program is seeking individuals that are available Tuesday mornings, comfortable with children, and are physically able to hike at an adult pace for approx. 90 minutes.

If you are interested, or have any questions, contact babesinthewoods@fells.org.

Join us and help introduce the wonders of the Fells to the next generation of nature lovers! 

Hike Assistant Responsibilities

Assists hike leaders and participants on their Tuesday morning outings

Hike Assistant Duties

Babes in the Woods

  • Signs in participants using the Wild Apricot app
  • Makes sure everyone stays with group
  • Lends a hand to participants who may need one
  • Waits with anyone who needs a break (e.g. diaper changes, breastfeeding, etc.)
  • Escorts anyone who needs to leave the hike back to the trailhead

Hike ‘n’ Seek

  • Signs in participants using the Wild Apricot app
  • Clears path for participants of tripping hazards
  • Makes sure everyone stays with group
  • Repeats educational information/demonstrations from hike leader for families as hike progresses

Hike Assistant Qualifications

People skills, minor hiking and navigational skills

Some knowledge of the Middlesex Fells trail system preferred