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.



ACE MV

Accessible Continuing

Education Martha's Vineyard

ACE MV is a vibrant innovative educational program, operating primarily in the off season, offering classes for college credit, skills training, bilingual programs, GED and general enrichment to the island community. We are looking for volunteers who are excited about life-long learning and committed to broadening educational opportunities for Martha's Vineyard residents. Email us at info@acemv.org or leave a message at (508)693-9222.



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



BIODIVERSITYWORKS

BiodiversityWorks is a non-profit that promotes biodiversity conservation across Martha’s Vineyard through wildlife research and monitoring and community outreach. Our 2021 spring and summer initiatives include monitoring beach-nesting birds, tracking northern long-eared bats, spotted turtle research, and invasive-clearing at our headquarters. More information is at www.biodiversityworksmv.org/work-with-us. We are restarting our volunteer program while still observing COVID precautions, and generally welcome volunteers ages 15 and up. Please contact volunteers@biodiversityworksmv.org.



CARE FOR COMMUNITY

Care for Community ensures 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.

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:

careforcommunity.org



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

We are looking for volunteers to help out at our Nature Center and other crafts and projects. Come learn about the opportunities our sanctuary has to offer for volunteers.

Give us a call or stop by Monday through Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM. (508)-627-4850. https://www.massaudubon.org/get-out doors/wildlife-sanctuaries/felix-neck/get- involved/volunteer



First Congregational Church of West Tisbury

The Community Supper Program is looking for volunteers to help with food prep, cooking, packing, and occasionally errands. Sunday afternoon, Monday through Wednesday morning and afternoon slots available. January through April 2022. Covid precautions in place.

Email WTComSuppers@gmail.com or call Marjorie (508)221-0314.



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.



TEST MV

TestMV, the drive-through COVID-19 testing site, is seeking more clinicians (MD, DO, NP, PA, RN, EMT/Paramedic, LPN, MA, etc.) 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 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