Volunteer Opportunities

2019 BayWatcher Annual Meeting

Friends & 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 interested hearing more about us please consider joining our dedicated group of volunteers. To inquire about current volunteer needs at the Reserve or be added to our e-newsletter, please contact Laurie Tompkins, Volunteer Coordinator  or call 774-255.4268.

Research Assistant
Our Research team is looking for a volunteer 2-4 hours/2 days per week to assist in the lab and field to support our System-Wide Monitoring Program. Duties include collecting and processing water samples, filtering in the lab, and deploying sonde stations (water quality sensors). Some sites are accessible by boat only. The interested individual should be comfortable getting in and out of a boat and some heavy lifting is involved.

Shorebird Monitors
The Reserve is seeking volunteers to participate in the endangered shorebird monitoring program beginning in April – August. Volunteers are needed to walk at South Cape Beach one morning or afternoon each week. Volunteers should be able to commit to one morning or afternoon each week and be able to walk over sand. Training on identification, behaviors, coastal habitat and data collection will be provided. Training Date: TBD

Visitor Greeters
The Reserve’s Visitor Center is Open! We are planning our summer programs and are looking for volunteers to help staff the Visitor Center this coming July and August. Greeters work one morning (10:00am-1:00pm) or one afternoon (1:00pm-4:00pm) each week. Training will be provided in June.

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