12th Annual Statewide Volunteer Day

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Annual Statewide Volunteer Day banner

Got the winter blues? We’ve got the cure: plan now to participate in Mass Audubon’s Statewide Volunteer Day on Saturday, April 28!

Spend the morning helping one of 17 wildlife sanctuaries get a jump on spring cleaning while you reconnect with nature. Come alone, bring your family, or invite a groups of friends to join you. As always, we’ll have a variety of projects suitable for all ages at sites across Massachusetts (listed below).

To get a preview of what’s in store, view the 2017 photo slideshow and see how much we accomplished last year!

2018 Participating Sanctuaries

SVD 2017 volunteers raking at Habitat
Raking at Habitat for Statewide Volunteer Day 2017


  • Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Pittsfield

Cape Cod and the Islands

  • Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown
  • Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, South Wellfleet

Central Massachusetts

  • Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Worcester

Connecticut River Valley

SVD 2017 garden work at Trailside
Garden work at Blue Hills for Statewide Volunteer Day 2017
  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Northampton
  • Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Hampden

Greater Boston

  • Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton
  • Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Mattapan
  • Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont
  • Museum of American Bird Art, Canton

North Shore

Sponsored by Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

SVD 2017 Kids on break at Oak Knoll
Taking a break at Oak Knoll during Statewide Volunteer Day 2017
  • Cedar Pond, Wenham
  • Endicott Wildlife Sanctuary, Wenham
  • Nahant Thicket Wildlife Sanctuary, Nahant

South of Boston

  • Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary (Stone Barn Farm), Dartmouth
  • Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Attleboro
  • South Shore Wildlife Sanctuaries, Marshfield
  • Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Plymouth

Statewide Volunteer Day is an annual event. Find more more volunteer opportunities and other ways to get engaged with nature across the state and throughout the year.