Help the Refuge Staff
The Eastern Massachusetts Wildlife Refuge Complex needs your help. They are looking for volunteers to take on the following roles:
- Trail Steward: A Trail Steward is someone who walks an assigned section of trails on a weekly basis and report to staff about
any noticeable changes (e.g., fallen trees/limbs, damaged signs or sign posts, dumping of debris, etc.) A Trail Steward is also on call
for special trails day projects and clean ups.
- Interpreter: An Interpreter is involved with coordinating and leading programs for the general public
or an audience of your choice such as the elderly, children, adults, or families. Lead and coordinate one program a month
or a special program series for your target audience. The refuge staff will assist throughout, but we are in need of people to lead
independently in this area.
- Environmental Educator: Work with refuge staff on existing environmental education programs with school groups and scouts,
and also lead in discovering new opportunities with local schools to enhance current environmental education within the refuge complex.
- Outreach Assistance: An Outreach Assistant helps refuge staff with posting monthly fliers of upcoming programs
and events around the local community on bulletin boards, libraries, schools and refuge kiosks.
- Web Designer: A Web Designer makes monthly updates to refuge websites and takes on the task of posting monthly announcements.
The designer will also streamline and organize the refuge websites and maintain connections with the national websites. Experience with Adobe Dreamweaver is required.
- Archivist: An Archivist is needed to work with the refuge’s photo library and organize photos in a streamlined, “easy-to-find” file path on the refuge’s server. This is a long-term project, so it could be a weekly or monthly project depending upon individual’s time.
- Special Events Liaison: Works with refuge staff to prioritize and organize key special events that are held within local communities and at the refuge. Assists in the recruitment of volunteers that are needed to attend the selected events, such as, parades, Earth Day, International Migratory Bird Day, Fishing Events, Public Lands Day and National Wildlife Refuge Week. We are in need of finding out what the local opportunities are throughout the year and decipher which ones are most appropriate for refuge to be involved with, in addition to our refuge hosted events.
If you are interested in any of these types of positions, see the Eastern Mass. Refuge Complex Volunteers Page or
contact Susan J. Russo at refuge headquarters at 978-443-4661 x34 or Susan_J_Russo@fws.gov
Buy a Duck Stamp
If you can't volunteer your time, you can still help your local refuge by simply buying a stamp! Buying a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, more commonly known as a “Duck Stamp”, directly supports
conservation on the Refuge and it gives you free access to refuges that have entrance fees. For more information on duck stamps, see the NWR Duck Stamp website.
Duck stamps are available at your local post office and at Refuge headquarters in Sudbury.