Volunteering with Mass Audubon
At Mass Audubon, we believe that every person can make a positive difference in protecting the nature of Massachusetts. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available at our wildlife sanctuaries around the state and at our headquarters in Lincoln for people of all interests and experience levels.
Who volunteers at Mass Audubon?
Mass Audubon volunteers include people who enjoy nature, care about the environment, and like giving back to their community, including:
- individuals, families, and corporate or community groups
- students, parents, professionals, and retirees
- seasonal, weekly, occasional, or one-time volunteers
What types of opportunities are available?
Volunteer positions are available from A to Z: Advocacy, Building and construction, Conservation, Design, Education, Front desk and visitor services, Gardening . . . and more! See our current volunteer opportunities.
What are the benefits of volunteering at Mass Audubon?
You’ll develop new skills and knowledge, meet people who share your interests, and explore new possibilities while enjoying the natural beauty of our wildlife sanctuaries. Students have the opportunity to accrue community service credit. Plus you’ll have the satisfaction of supporting our mission of protecting the nature of Massachusetts—something to feel good about at the end of the day.
Volunteers who give 50 hours a year or more of service are eligible for a volunteer membership and receive a Volunteer I.D. card, which allows:
- Free admission to all Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries
- Free or discounted access to participating area museums and attractions
Other benefits may be awarded by the sanctuary or department where the individual volunteers.
What are the requirements for volunteers?
Generally, volunteers must be at least 14 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, although the minimum age varies with the specific job description. Training is required and provided for some positions; other positions require a minimum time commitment. For some positions, a CORI/SORI check is required. See the specific job description for these and other special requirements.
How do I apply?
The contact person for each volunteer position is listed below the job description. If you have special talents, interests, or skills that you would like to share with Mass Audubon, please contact our statewide volunteer coordinator at:
Can large groups volunteer as well?
Wildlife sanctuaries around the state welcome large groups of volunteers to help with various projects In the past, we have had the privilege of hosting work colleagues, school and alumni groups, scout troops, and community groups for fun, meaningful, and team-building experiences.
Service projects range from trail maintenance to farm chores, ecological management to small construction. Depending on the size of your group and the type of work you’re interested in, we can help find the most appropriate location and project.
To inquire about group volunteer opportunities, please contact our statewide volunteer coordinator at:
If there is a specific sanctuary where you would like your group to volunteer, please contact the sanctuary directly.