Volunteer Spotlight at Wellfleet Bay

Wellfleet Bay is grateful for all the volunteers that help out at the wildlife sanctuary. Below are some of their stories.

WB volunteer Nancy Rabke © Sue Reiher
Volunteer Nancy Rabke © Sue Reiher

It’s probably safe to say Nancy Rabke hasn’t met a conservation or science project she didn’t like. And she’s not afraid to take on the hardest jobs—from surveying horseshoe crabs at night or rescuing stranded sea turtles in the blustery cold. Learn More >

WB volunteer Warren Mumford
Wellfleet Bay volunteer Warren Mumford

When Warren Mumford asked what volunteer work was available at Wellfleet Bay, "front desk" was the immediate reply. Warren’s front desk post led to becoming a trail naturalist and then a volunteer at the bird banding station, and he's loved every minute. Learn More >

Wellfleet Bay Ridley Rescuers © Ann Prince, Mass Audubon

Every year in late fall and early winter, 50 intrepid Wellfleet Bay volunteers walk miles upon miles along the beaches of Cape Cod, on foggy frigid days and dark icy nights, bundled up to endure the chill. Their goal—to save the lives of sea turtles. Learn More >

Mary Beth being trained as a trail naturalist by fellow volunteer Joe Lawler
Mary Beth being trained as a trail naturalist by fellow volunteer Joe Lawler.

Mary Beth is a sophomore at UMass Amherst majoring in animal science. Mary Beth also uses a wheelchair, but it hasn’t stopped her from working as a volunteer naturalist who recently expanded her teaching territory outdoors to the all-access portion of the Goose Pond Trail. Learn More >