Volunteer Opportunities at Wellfleet Bay
Wellfleet Bay 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, Wellfleet Bay has a place for you.
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Admissions and Gift Shop Volunteer
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
As an Admissions and Gift Shop Volunteer, you will often be the face of the Sanctuary for newly arriving the visitors. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people and share interests in nature. Front desk shifts are four hours long. Training is provided.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Welcome visitors and collect admission fees.
- Describe Sanctuary trails and facilities.
- Handle gift shop sales.
- Operate computer-based cash registers.
- Answer questions.
- ‘Sell’ Mass Audubon and Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Process new and renewal membership transactions.
- Strong oral communication skills.
- Able to work cooperatively and independently.
- The admission desk can be very busy, especially in season.
- Ability to multitask is a plus.
- Busy shifts can require prolonged periods of standing.
- Mass Audubon staff are always available to assist and provide support as needed.
- Volunteers will need to pass a background record check (CORI and SORI).
Shifts: Morning – 8:30 AM to 12:45 PM; Afternoon – 12:45 to 5:00 PM.
Additional shifts from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM during the summer.
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.
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
Please call 508-349-2615, extension 6113 or send an email to:
PO Box 236 / 291 State Highway, Route 6
South Wellfleet MA 02663