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Visitor Services - Moose Hill

For a rewarding opportunity to experience the many aspects of Moose Hill and interact with our visitors and staff, join us as a Visitor Services Volunteer. We currently have positions open on weekdays Monday-Friday. Applicants must enjoy working with visitors of all ages and be able to interact in a friendly and professional manner. Duties may include: welcoming and assisting visitors, providing information about the sanctuary, explaining regulations, answering telephone inquiries, processing memberships, and gift shop sales. Familiarity with the sanctuary is a plus. Nonsmoking environment. We offer ongoing training and support. Minimum age 18. Available Shifts: weekdays either 9 am-12:30pm or 12:30-4pm, Monday-Friday
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Osprey Project Volunteer (March-August)

A team of Osprey Project Volunteers work in concert to assist with all stages of monitoring the osprey that return to Allens Pond and the Westport River each year as well as managing nearly 100 nest platforms located along the shores. Beginning in late February, volunteers will ready the two skiffs used for the project by scraping, caulking and painting them. From April through mid-July, monitors are needed to visit each nest via skiff and report on breeding activity: incubating adults, brooding chicks, feeding young, etc. Volunteers with an interest in carpentry will complete repairs to the nest platforms in early April and again for several weeks in the fall. Each monitoring trip requires a skipper with boating experience, a data recorder, and a field monitor to climb a ladder up to the nest. Each repair trip requires a skipper with boating experience, and one or more volunteers able to operate carpentry tools and battery-powered equipment. Volunteers will be trained
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Animal Care

We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help us in the daily routine of cleaning, maintaining enclosures, and feeding several species of turtle, tadpoles, frogs, insects, a mouse, a gecko, and a pond life tank. You will learn what it takes to clean a tank, change filters, and some basic info about each animal. Our animals also need enrichment on a regular basis which includes animal interaction, such as basking time for the turtles or an outdoor walk, or creating enrichment animal specific “treats”. Individuals must be age 18 years or older. Time Commitment/Schedule: A minimum of one 3 hour session (Monday-Friday) a week (year-round); minimum of 6 months commitment required.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Counselors-in-training (Stony Brook, Norfolk)

Seeking teens 15 years of age and older who enjoy working with children, have and interest in nature and the environment, and are enthusiastic and patient with children. Responsibilities include assisting counselors with all camp activities and designing and teaching an hour-long program once a week. Four-week commitment required.
  • Weekly
  • Teens
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Sugar Shack Volunteer

Though our sugaring season is boiling down and it is almost time to close up the sugar shack for the season, the sugar shack crew needs volunteers to help split and stack wood for the next season. Position starts April 11th and continues until all of the wood is stacked. Typical hours are Thursdays from 9 am to noon.
  • One-time
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays

Vistor Services Volunteer

Friendly and enthusiastic art and nature lovers needed to help staff our Gallery front desk. This position includes greeting visitors, introducing the exhibit and sanctuary, and selling memberships and other gift store items. New exhibits open every few months so it’s a great opportunity to learn about new artists as well as to explore our collection. Available shifts are two to four hours Tuesday to Thursday afternoons 1:00-5:00, and special events.
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Docent

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and passion for the natural world with others, adults and children alike? Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular unstaffed site that enjoys a regular stream of visitor traffic. We are looking to build a team of dedicated docents to act as sanctuary stewards, engaging visitors with conversation and artifacts, while recording the number of visitors. Docents would also be walking the trails on a regular basis and helping us keep the parking lot and trails safe. Orientation and training provided. Time Commitment/Schedule: Weekends, Flexible Schedule between 10am – 4pm.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Volunteer Maintenance Summer Worker - Headquarters

Perform a small variety of maintenance duties for assigned buildings and grounds on the Headquarters campus. Perform tasks necessary to ensure smooth and safe daily operations. This position will have access to a Gem Car for better access to the various buildings. Moderate painting and basic maintenance skills. Valid Massachusetts driver's license.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Trail Steward (year-round)

The Great Neck wildlife sanctuary is an unstaffed site that enjoys a regular stream of visitor traffic. Knowing that, we would like to build a team of dedicated trail volunteers who act as sanctuary stewards, walking the trails on a regular basis and helping us keep the parking lot and trails safe and clear of debris. Stewards would also take note of dog walking activities and storm damage/tree falls at this site. We also need help ensuring trail maps and other visitor outreach materials stay stocked and available for visitors.
  • Occasional, Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Property Volunteers - Ipswich River

Help with property & trail maintenance, ecological management, buildings upkeep, gardens, and set-ups/take-downs for special events (Halloween, Sugaring, Audubon Nature Festival). Positions are open on weekdays and alternate Saturdays. Minimum age 18,
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Physical, Event support, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Crops Field Volunteers

Learn sustainable agriculture techniques as you assist our staff with classic field chores including seeding, transplanting, weeding, thinning, and harvesting vegetables. A wide array of crops and annual flowers are grown. Produce is sold at our on-location veggie stand, through our Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA), to restaurants, and at downtown farmers’ market. This is local farming at its best. Flexible scheduling is available. Small groups of volunteers (five to eight) are welcome, as well as individuals. No prior experience is needed. Qualifications: Must be at least 15 years old.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Visitor Services

For a rewarding opportunity to experience the many aspects of Oak Knoll and interact with our visitors and staff, join us as a Visitor Services Volunteer. We currently have positions open on weekdays (Tuesday-Friday) and weekends. Applicants must enjoy working with visitors of all ages and be able to interact in a friendly and professional manner. Duties may include: welcoming and assisting visitors, providing information about the sanctuary, trails and animal collection, explaining regulations, answering telephone inquiries, processing memberships, and gift shop sales. Familiarity with the sanctuary is a plus. Nonsmoking environment. We offer ongoing training and support. Minimum age 18. Available Shifts: Friday 10-1pm, Friday 1pm-4pm Saturday from 1pm-4pm or Sunday from 10am – 1pm, or Sunday 1pm-4pm.
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays

Visitor Services Volunteer - Ipswich River

For a rewarding opportunity to experience the many aspects of Ipswich River and interact with our visitors and staff, join us as a Visitor Services Volunteer. We currently have a couple of weekday and weekend positions open. Shift times are flexible but are typically morning (9:00 am-1:00 pm) or afternoon (12:00-4:00 pm). Applicants should enjoy working with visitors of all ages and be able to interact in a friendly and professional manner. Duties may include: welcoming and assisting visitors, providing information about the sanctuary and trails, explaining regulations, answering telephone inquiries, processing memberships, collecting admission and program fees, and gift shop sales. Familiarity with the sanctuary is a plus. Nonsmoking environment. We offer ongoing training and support. Minimum age 18
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Help Remove Invasive Plants - Particularly Pepperweed!

Help Mass Audubon protect the biodiversity of the Great Marsh by volunteering to help with pepperweed removal at sites from Salisbury to Gloucester. We are seeking volunteers who can donate a few hours several times per month from May to July to help control this invasive plant by manually pulling out plants and disposing of them properly. You may "adopt-a-site" to work on individually (or with your family – kids 6 and older welcome), or participate in one of our upcoming “group pulls.” Please let us know if you are connected to a group who would like to get involved. Training will be provided at dates and locations to be announced.
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • Children, Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you help At Mass Audubon, we believe that every person can make a positive impact when it comes to protecting the nature of Massachusetts! And one of the best (and most enjoyable) ways you can make an immediate difference is by volunteering your time. We welcome individuals, families, and groups of all ages and abilities to lend a hand at one of our wildlife sanctuaries or at Mass Audubon headquarters in Lincoln.
About us Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts’ largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state’s natural treasures for wildlife and for all people—a vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women. Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today’s and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved.
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