Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer & Events Newsletter Spring 2019

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 in meeting like-minded individuals in our community 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 508-457-0495 x108.

Summer Science School Board Liaison
This position will work directly with the Board of the Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve to recruit and interview incoming teachers for the summer season. This position will be responsible for coordination of CORI checks, recommending hires to the board, working with the Financial Coordinator and communicating with teachers throughout the summer.
Time Commitment: Early Spring/Summer. Hours are flexible/as needed.

Summer Science School-Registration Coordinator
We are looking for an organized individual to help monitor the science school email account and coordinate registration materials for each session. During the summer months be able to send weekly email reminders and updates to attendees and be available each Monday morning to help with registration and sign-in.
Time Commitment: Spring/Summer. Hours are flexible, and Monday mornings (July-August) 8:00AM-9:00AM.

Board Secretary
Friends of the Waquoit Bay Reserve is seeking a clerk/secretary to record minutes at board meetings and general membership meetings. This person will also serve as an active member of the board in making decisions.
Time Commitment: Board meetings every other month and general meetings 2-3 times per year.

Garden Crew
The Reserve’s Visitor Center has several established gardens and many plantings surrounding the Visitor Center. We are working with a Master Gardener to create a long-term plan. We are looking for a few volunteers to create a gardening crew to commit to assiting us with maintenance and upkeep throughout the gardening seasons.
Time Commitment: Flexible/TBD

Gift Shop Coordinator
T-shirts, hats and water bottles…oh my!
We had an almost “sell-out” season. We are looking for someone to help with taking inventory and ordering new items for our gift shop.
Time Commitment: Before the spring!

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