Property/Ecological Management

Location: Barnstable, MA
Sanctuary: Long Pasture

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position

Help us keep our Visitors Center looking good! Duties will include general cleaning, and stocking of supplies as well as dump runs.  Mowing, carpentry and other handyman tasks as well as gardening and plant removal.

Energetic people of all ages needed to help with a variety of ecological management projects facility and property work at Long Pasture and Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuaries. Ability to use hand tools and mowing equipment, and to work without supervision is expected. Some tasks may require heavy lifting. 

Projects include field habitat restoration, invasive tree and shrub removal, ornamental tree care and a variety of trail work including mowing and other projects that aid in attracting and managing wildlife.

Additional Information

All volunteers must pass a background records check ; CORI, SORI and drivers (if driving is required to volunteer).

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

It's a big help if you could complete the volunteer application. It can be emailed or mailed.

Kathleen Roche/Ellen Taylor

PO Box 235

Barnstable, MA 02637

Job# 2757