Volunteer Spotlight at Felix Neck

Felix Neck is grateful for all the volunteers that help out at the wildlife sanctuary. Read some of their stories.

Long-time volunteer Robin Bray with Felix Neck preschooler

For Robin Bray, the sanctuary became a place to connect with others and has been an essential part of her life ever since. For her, and for all the volunteers, it is the place they go for friendship, comradery, and—most importantly—for hope. Read More >

Volunteer Oscar Thompson holding snake

What makes a herpetologist? According to Oscar Thompson, a seasonal Herpetology Lab Technician at Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, GA, it takes a love of the outdoors, time spent in nature, and mentors along the way. Read More >

Volunteer Dave Schwoch

For many years, we only knew of Dave Schwoch through conversations with his wife, Susie Schwoch. He was the “behind the scenes” guy, assisting Susie with her many Felix Neck projects and programs. Recently, he has become more of a presence, and we couldn’t be happier! Read More >

Jean-Marc Dupon

Jean-Marc Dupon began volunteering at Felix Neck 12 years ago when he started dating Sanctuary Director Suzan Bellincampi (now his wife). Over the years, the sanctuary literally became his back yard when he moved to the staff house and became the property caretaker. Read More >

Jean Loud

Jean Loud has been a volunteer with the Osprey Monitoring Program for 30 years. In 1987, she and her family helped former Sanctuary Director Gus Ben David put up osprey pole #88, which you may know as the prodigious nest standing at the mouth of Oak Bluffs Harbor. Read More >

Elder Services of Cape Cod logo

Elder Services of Cape Cod & The Islands (ESCCI) is collaborating with Felix Neck this year though their Mature Workers Program. And we're lucky enough to have two workers through the program—Marianne Green and R George Eli. Read More >

Felix Neck volunteer Marissa Quist
Felix Neck volunteer Marissa Quist

This past spring, Felix Neck gained a valuable contributor to our already impressive team of volunteers. With a master’s degree in Aquaculture and previous work experience as an aquarist at the New England Aquarium, it came as no surprise that Marissa quickly took to the care and maintenance of our animal exhibits. Read More >