GWL and the Emergency Relief Effort

When there is a need

Our mission to change places and change lives is deeply intertwined with what our community identifies as a need. The public speaks, GWL listens, and together we act. That's how we started working toward environmental justice 19 years ago to create green spaces, increase access to fresh healthy food, improve public health, and nurture the next generation of environmental leaders. Six weeks ago, we were ready to launch our September action plan - we stood ready to clean the Spicket River, we stood ready to harvest vegetables at Costello Urban Farm, we stood ready to start another year of innovative school enrichment services. But with the events of September 13th, the immediate aftermath, and the weeks following, we changed course. We implemented all of our programming, meeting our mission and delivering on our areas of service, but also stretched and stood ready to act because it was clear that our community needed all of us to respond. Together. 



Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Job Opportunities:

Seasonal Opportunities

Farmers Market Coordinator 2019 (1-2)

Groundwork Lawrence has 1-2 position openings to manage our farmers markets in Lawrence and Methuen.  The position(s) are part-time, seasonal for our four markets: Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June through the end of October, and 2 Saturdays a month from November through February/March, depending on funding availability. The position(s) begin late May and could go through late October and/or early March and be available from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, plus set-up and breakdown.

2019 Calendar

For more information about upcoming programs, workshops or events or to learn how your business or group can organize or sponsor an event please call (978) 974-0770.


Farmers Markets - Saturday, January 12 + 26, February 9, 2019

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Green Team Visits Eagle Eye Institute

On Saturday, November 5th, the Green Team traveled out to Eagle Eye Institute in Peru, Massachusetts. Green Team walked a mile to what seemed like an ordinary work site. Then, they were separated into two groups, one which was building a shelter while the others were building a bench; all while using the materials around them. In the shelter group, they used fallen trees and branches.