Earthworks Institute Inc.

185 Caroline St.
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-861-8127
Contact: Lindsay Cray


The fundamental distinction between existing public service nonprofit groups and Earthworks Institute (EWI) is our broad-spectrum approach. Whereas a land trust, a youth program or a health foundation may focus on a singular important need, EWI’s mission is multifaceted in order to address the diversity of broken bonds that make our community more susceptible to disparity.

Using a grassroots approach which employs a collaborative process and strategic partnerships, our work centers on community building, job-skills, education and alleviating poverty.  Our programs link human health with stewardship, positive youth development with a sense of social responsibility, and education with community outreach. We provide a holistic means of building relationships across both private and public sectors, and serve all residents of Rochester in creating healthy, lasting bonds between land and each other.

Volunteers Needed

Earthworks is a small but VERY fast growing organization that is in need of passionate, dedicated folks who will help guide our expansion. We are searching for volunteer(s) who would be responsible for the accounting and regulatory compliance of multiple funding sources, preparing budgets, overseeing cash flow and reporting financials. 
A key responsibility will be the strong and effective management of cash flow and budgeting as well as being able to work
in partnership with staff in the administrative Dept.  This is a new role within the organization and thus we are seeking someone with experience who can be patient, establish expectations, and implement policies and procedures.  Responsibilities include the maintenance of the general ledger of mulitple funds totaling roughly $80K per year in addiiton to preparing financial statements and various audit schedules (Tax Returns, and Forms 5500 and 900), managing and reviewing expenses, invoices, bank deposits, federal withholding taxes and monthly bank reconciliations..  You will maintain financial spreadsheets, reporting and analysis and oversee payroll audit cycles.  Intermediate or advanced computer skills in MS Word & Excel and QuickBooks is required.  Excellent math and calculation skills along with strong written and communication skills are essential.  This is a very fast moving position in which you must be well organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task to get your daily responsibilities done as well as other special projects accurately and within a timely manner.  There is potential for part-time or even-full time employment in the future.

Volunteer Opportunities suitable for Teens or groups of teens:
Counselors and Mentors in training for outdoor education programs, community garden maintenance and science tutoring.

New listing 6/13/16.