Corporate & Group Volunteering

Group from Viridian volunteering at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

With more than 55 wildlife sanctuaries located around the state, there are plenty of community service opportunities for groups interested in volunteering with Mass Audubon. Our wildlife sanctuaries welcome the assistance of over 120 volunteer groups a year, including:

  • Small businesses and large corporations
  • Schools (colleges, high schools, and elementary schools)
  • Alumni groups
  • Scout troops
  • Churches and synagogues
  • Community and civic organizations

Project Types & Duration

Vertex volunteers at Mass Audubon Habitat Education Center

Service projects range from property maintenance to farm chores, ecological management to small construction. Volunteer groups have:

  • Planted butterfly gardens
  • Repaired boardwalks
  • Installed fencing
  • Helped control invasive plants
  • Created nature play areas
  • Maintained trails
  • Built turtle gardens
  • Made decorations for special events

Most projects are designed for 2 hours to a half-day, but multi-day projects can also be arranged.

Generally, we provide the tools, but a contribution to cover the cost of materials (e.g., mulch, shrubs, lumber) is always appreciated, although it is not required.

Scheduling & Group Details

Depending on the size of your group (from 5 to 50, or more), the ages of your volunteers, and your schedule, we can help you find a suitable project and a convenient location. The busiest months are May through September, so we encourage you to schedule several weeks in advance.

Questions & Contact Information

To inquire about group opportunities please contact our Statewide Volunteer Coordinator and include the following information in your inquiry:

  • Where your company, school, or organization is located
  • When you want to volunteer (specific dates, days of the week, or a general time frame)
  • The approximate size of your group
  • Special interests or skills
  • If a school group, grade level/age of students

If there is a specific sanctuary where you would like to volunteer, please contact the sanctuary directly for a faster response.

Volunteering at Mass Audubon with your group can provide a fun and meaningful team-building experience while helping to maintain our wildlife sanctuaries as inviting places for people and wildlife.