Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers assist in a variety of roles throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about the ecology and habitat, that surrounds Waquoit Bay or if you are just interest in meeting like-minded individuals in our community consider joining our dedicated group of volunteers.  Below are the Reserve’s current needs:

volunteer opportunitiesVisitor Greeters – Greeters assist our interpretive staff with family programs, help keep the Visitor Center stocked with educational materials and help manage inventory of brochures and pamphlets. Greeters may also help with or conduct interpretive programs, estate tours, seining in the bay, story times, and arts and crafts projects as needed. Our education and interpretive staff will provide all necessary training.

Greeters will learn about the ecology of Waquoit Bay, current projects happening at the Reserve, and issues facing Cape Cod such as wastewater, energy and human impacts on our coastal ecosystems.  You will also learn to answer the most frequently asked questions about the Reserve; as well as the many recreational opportunities available to visitors such as trails, swimming, and fishing and kayaking. We are looking for individuals who want to learn about environmental issues facing Cape Cod, people who like to interact with the public and enjoy a relaxed, fun-filled environment.

Summer Position: 3 hours/week in July and August; Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. or Saturday morning.


To inquire about volunteering at the Reserve or be added to our e-newsletter, please contact Laurie Tompkins, Volunteer Coordinator at 508-457-0495 x108 or Laurie.Tompkins@state.ma.us.