232 VOLUNTEERS

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Non-profit organizations looking for volunteer help can advertise their openings for free in the Vineyard Gazette. Volunteer Opportunities appears in both the print edition of the newspaper and online. Any tax-exempt charitable or arts organization wishing to advertise for unpaid help may do so without charge.

To list your opportunity, email Susan Catling at scatling@mvgazette.com.



African Artists' Community

Development Project

African non profit needs help with social media and marketing, website and newsletters. Accompanying on fundraising tours to Italy and Zambia could be a perk. We work with disabled children, provide scholarship money for individuals, create women's income projects and market crafts for Zambian artisans and their families.

Very interesting work for the right person. www.aacdpafrica.org, info@aacdpafrica.org (508)560 2620




ANGELS HELPING ANIMALS

Seeking volunteers and foster homes. Please call (508)274-2604.



BIODIVERSITYWORKS

BiodiversityWorks is a non-profit that promotes biodiversity conservation across Martha’s Vineyard through wildlife research and monitoring and community outreach.

Our 2020 spring and summer initiatives include monitoring beach-nesting birds, tracking rare bats, and spotted turtle research. More information is at www.biodiversity worksmv.org. While our projects remain active despite the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to train new volunteers at this time. However, we still want to hear from you. We generally welcome volunteers ages 15 and up; if you are interested in volunteering, please contact volunteers@biodiversityworksmv.org and we’ll add you to our list. Many of our projects lend themselves to social distancing, so we hope to be able to get volunteers safely into the field soon.



CARE FOR COMMUNITY

Martha's Vineyard Community Services, in collaboration with Island Grown Initiative and the Vineyard Food Equity Network, is launching a volunteer coordination program called Care for Community to ensure that organizations providing food to those who cannot access or afford it are able to operate.

Care for Community will work as a matchmaker between organizations and volunteers. All Island nonprofits are eligible to participate.

Organizations are asked to submit an organization form via a new webpage hosted by Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

Community members looking to volunteer will fill out a separate volunteer form, selecting the organizations and/or categories for which they are qualified to volunteer.

For more information, visit:

mvcommunityservices.org/care-for- community/



Got Wheels?

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands are in need of Meals-on-Wheels drivers on Martha’s Vineyard. For just 1 to 2 hours per week you can make a huge impact on a home-bound seniors life. Please call Michelle Dupon, (508)693-4393 ext. 192 for further information.



HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF MV

Do you have building experience? Are you a building professional willing to lend your expertise? We are looking for people to join our building committee to plan and execute our next project. We are also looking for a materials donations expediter to help us gather and organize building materials and appliances donated to us. The commitment can be as large or small as you like. Join our team! Contact us at houses@ habitatmv.org or (508)939-4573.



ISLAND FOOD PANTRY

During this period of coronavirus we are seeking volunteers with lower risk for the virus for stocking and packing bags of groceries.

If you feel comfortable doing that, email volunteer@islandfoodpantry.org with contact information.



Media Voices for Children

Media Voices for Children is an online 501(C)3, tax exempt educational charity that reports on the welfare of children in the U.S. and around the world. Media Voices needs volunteers who are computer literate, have a compelling interest in children's welfare and are willing to research and work with our team on the keeping the site up to date. We also welcome seasoned grant writers. For more information, please visit mediavoicesforchildren.org. Contact: mediavoicesforchildren@gmail.com



MARTHA'S VINEYARD

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

The Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club is looking for volunteers to make a positive impact on the lives of Island children. We need volunteers to help with our after school and summer programs, coaching, fundraising events, facility maintenance, gardening and at the Boys & Girls Club Second Hand Store. Contact Jessie Damroth (508)627-3303, club@mvbgclub.org



GARDENER

Martha’s Vineyard Family Planning is looking for a weekly or monthly gardener to tend to the garden and small outdoor space at the clinic.

Contact volunteer@healthimperatives.org or call us at (508)583-3005 ext. 1005



TEST MV

TestMV, the drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the high school, is seeking more clinicians with an active license - specifically physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and paramedic/EMTs - to volunteer to coach people through the self-administered nasal swab. No patient contact required. All CDC recommended PPE provided. Non-clinical volunteers needed too. Please contact Lucy Hackney at lhackney@ihimv.org if interested.



THE TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS

The Trustees of Reservations is Massachusetts' largest conservation and preservation organization and is home to seven unique properties on island including Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, the Farm Institute, Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Menemsha Hills, Mytoi Gardens, Norton Point Beach, and Wasque. That totals 1,900 acres, 22 miles of shoreline, and over 200,000 visitors every year!

There are plenty of ways to get involved including walking trails and alerting staff of blocked pathways or down trees, beach clean-up, garden planting and maintenance, and livestock help!

To volunteer, call our Vineyard Haven office at (508)693-7662.



Vineyard Conservation Society

Founded in 1965, VCS is the Island's only conservation organization whose mission includes advocacy and public education, as well as resource protection. Our office team, Brendan O'Neill, Signe Benjamin and Jeremy Houser are looking for volunteers to do light office duty and to help maintain some of our initiatives, 2-5 hours per week, depending on time of year. We would welcome someone just for a month or off and on, we are very flexible! Please contact Signe Benjamin. Thanks! (508)693-9588 info@vineyardconservation.org



Vineyard Village at Home

Our mission is to help older residents maintain their independence. We need volunteer drivers to take our members to social and cultural events, medical appointments, shopping and errands, and the like. We also would like volunteers for friendly visits or taking our members on outings. The volunteers and members usually enjoy each other's company, and it is fun and rewarding for both.

Contact Polly Brown, President.

(508)693-3038, www.vineyardvillage.org

vineyardvillage@gmail.com