Visitor Center / Docent

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 160,000 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

About This Position

Long Pasture offers a variety of exciting volunteer opportunities and internships for people of all interests and experience levels. Volunteers are valued members of the Mass Audubon team and provide an important link to our local communities. Whether you have a lifetime interest in nature or are just getting started, Long Pasture has a place for you. 

What we need
Who you are
What you'll do
Reception You're a person with a friendly demeanor who folks are happy they spoke with you. You pitch in and are happy to help! You'll welcome visitors to Long Pasture. They may first timers, visiting while on vacation, or returning like an old friend. We'll need your help with the occasional administrative duties and maybe you'll even be able to help with a research project! You'll help people with questions over the phone and watch some of our live displays. Great times available. Not too early and not too late. Generally 10 -3, during the week or on the weekend.
Animal Care/Docent You've always loved  little wetland critters and all things with wings! You'll keep our little animals homes clean, our bird feeders filled and care for our turtles (Red Bellied Cooters and Diamond terrapins) and our beautiful Cecropia moths. You'll share information with visitors about these wonderful animals and why they are threatened. Don't worry we'll train you!
Trail Naturalist & Interpreter You're at home outside and see the wonder of nature on your walks. You'll share your knowledge of natural history answer the many questions that come up, let people know about programs and membership. During the months of July and August you'll help with beach coverage at Long Pasture's beautiful shoreline.

Additional Information

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

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# 2738