BCT Becomes a Service Enterprise!

PRESS RELEASE  – December 19, 2019



(L to R) Amy Henderson, BCT Executive Director and Dorria Marsh, BCT Admin & Comm. Coord.


December 20, 2019


Contact:  Dorria Marsh dorrria@brewsterconservationtrust.org 508-694-6720

The Brewster Conservation Trust is pleased to announce it has achieved Service Enterprise Certification by Points of Light. Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. BCT joins organizations that are among the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance.

Over the past 18 months, BCT completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training, and an intensive internal planning process to better integrate volunteers into their overall strategy.   “Going through this process was extremely beneficial in providing us an opportunity to improve and grow our volunteer program.” – Amy Henderson, BCT Executive Director. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, BCT is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of their volunteers and in turn better meet their mission to preserve open space, natural resources, and the rural character of Brewster and to promote a conservation ethic.

“We have been talking for several years about how to strengthen our volunteer program in stewardship for BCT. Thanks to the work of the Service Enterprise team, we not only have a system in place, but the first two initiatives in stewardship-monitor training and boundary marking have brought in a significant number of new and enthusiastic volunteers. As VP of BCT and Chair of Stewardship (land management), I am thrilled. We have moved to a new level.”  – Bonnie Newman, Vice President BCT and Chair of Stewardship Committee.

The Service Enterprise program is a national change management program that helps organizations gain a greater return on volunteer investment to better achieve their mission. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with BCT please go to our Support page here.

MSACert 11-21-19

(R to L) Chris Woods and Lisl Hacker, – Massachusetts Service Alliance, John Lamb, BCT Trustee, Amy Henderson, BCT Exec. Dir., Dorria Marsh, BCT staff

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