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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.



Martha's Vineyard 4H is Looking for Leaders

Martha’s Vineyard 4H is back, and we’re looking for adults interested in sharing hands-on extracurricular activities with Island youth.

4H is a national organization offering place-based programming for youth ages 5-18 in 3 program areas: STEM and agriculture, healthy living, and civic engagement. Past Martha’s Vineyard 4H programs have focused on nature crafts, goats, and farm chores, but the sky’s the limit.

If you are interested in leading a group or in finding a group for your kid, please email 4h@mvagsoc.org.



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



American Red Cross of Martha's Vineyard

Help our community here on MV. ARC on MV is looking for volunteers for our Disaster Action Team, Sheltering Team, Homefires Campaign and more. For more information: ilona.metell@redcross.org.



ANGELS HELPING ANIMALS

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



CHICKEN ALLEY THRIFT SHOP

Make new friends. Learn something new. Support your community. Be environmentally friendly. Volunteer at Chicken Alley. Send email to:

chickenalleyvolunteers@gmail.com



EDGARTOWN ENERGY COMMITTEE

The Edgartown Energy Committee is seeking a volunteer to run its Facebook page, providing news and information from the Committee to FaceBook friends. Learn new things about the town’s use of energy and how residents can save energy and lower costs. Email or text Alan Strahler, Chair, alan@bu.edu, (617)791-8959, for details.



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.



FELIX NECK WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Love nature and wildlife? Want to learn more and share your knowledge with others? Come volunteer at Mass Audubon’s Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and help to maintain the property, assist with education programming, monitor wildlife, or be the warm welcome for everyone that comes to the Sanctuary.

Learn more at (508)627-4850, felixneck@massaudubon.org, or https://www.massaudubon.org/felixneck.



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.



MARTHA'S VINEYARD MUSEUM

The Martha's Vineyard Museum is looking for volunteers to work as guides, in the research library, with our oral histories, on events, and with our educators. Trained docent classes held annually to give campus tours.

For more information, e-mail volunteers@mvmuseum.org or call (508)627-4441. For more information, visit www.mvmuseum.org.



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



Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center

Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center is looking for friendly, dedicated people to help with our programs. Training provided. COVID safety protocols in place. info@mistymeadowsmv.org



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, and gardening. Contact Chris Roberts (508)627-3303, office@mvbgclub.org



MV CENTER FOR LIVING

Brighten someone's day, help us provide our services to Island elders and have fun doing it. We are looking for program help, administrative assistance and volunteer drivers for our small van.

For more information please call Mary Holmes at (508)939-9440 or email to maryh@mvcenter4living.org.



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 Committee On Hunger

VCOH supports food insecurity programs on-Island. We are looking for help with our once a month food distributions and truck deliveries, holiday food distributions and truck deliveries, and various committee work such as events and fundraising.

For more information:

Anicholson@mvcommunityservices.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



WRITING THROUGH

Writing Through seeks interested volunteers to train as facilitators for workshops. Join us for a training session to participate in upcoming workshops on-Island and on-line. Email newengland@writingthrough.org to register.

Writing Through is an international educational U.S.-registered nonprofit which uses creative writing as a tool to develop thinking skills, language fluency, and self-esteem.

Writing Through is non-sectarian and operates in all communities that can benefit from our work, creating spaces which aim to amplify every voice.