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Volunteer Opportunities

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation is most grateful to have the help of dedicated and generous volunteers. In fact, we can accomplish what we do only because of the work of our volunteers. Currently, we offer the volunteer activities that are described below. We do hope to offer more volunteer opportunities, and will make those opportunities known on this web page.


Archivist - Maintain newspaper clippings and photos. Approximately 2-4 hours per month.

Office Help - Provide office support by answering phones, filing and assisting with general projects. 

Database - Update database with address changes and other information. Assistance may be manual or computerized. Computer help will require experience, some Sheriff’s Meadow training and a time commitment. Adherence to Sheriff’s Meadow’s donor privacy policy and general confidentiality required.

Mailing parties - Help with 3-4 mailings per year. Work with a fun and interesting group to fold, stuff and seal newsletters and appeals.  Refreshments provided. You will be contacted 2 -3 weeks before mailing.

Special Events – Assist with promotion, setup, coordinating, hosting, and clean up of summer events, large and small. Annual summer fundraiser party, 2-4 Henry Beetle Hough Society guided walks and several smaller gatherings throughout the year.  


Trail Work – Work with Bill Bridwell and Kristen Fauteux, our Property Management team, to maintain walking trails and create new ones. Volunteers are needed to help with mowing, trimming  and other routine maintenance 4-8 hours per week on an occasional or regular basis.

Work Days - Volunteers wanted to help with planting native vegetation, control of invasive species and other sanctuary restoration projects around the island for 3-4 hours at a time on an irregular basis. This is very physical work that can be hot, dirty and tiring, but ultimately very rewarding.

To sign up for volunteer activities please contact the Sheriff’s Meadow office by filling out the Request Information form  or call the office at 508-693-5207