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Volunteers have fun, make meaningful contributions, and extend the impact of our work.

We love our volunteers. Hundreds of people give a few hours or many days every year to help with almost every aspect of what we do.

Giving Time

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm offers a stimulating environment for volunteers to work and grow. We have opportunities to fit almost any talent, interest, or schedule.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Docents and Naturalists

Guide school groups through Exploring Estuaries, Microscopic Marvels, and Wild Friends in Wild Places programs during the spring and fall, and lead public walks during the summer. We'll teach you what you need to know!

Visitor Center Receptionists

Be at the "center" of it all at this busy summertime hub. Receptionists greet callers and visitors, field their questions, and direct people toward experiences they'll enjoy. Time commitment is 2 or 3 hours on weekdays, 2 to 4 times per month. Orientation and training is provided.


Walk the trails on weekends from mid-May through mid-November. Rangers are a resource to our visitors, carry a radio in case of emergencies, watch the condition of trails, encourage visitors to adhere to regulations, and monitor nesting piping plovers.

Office Assistants

Get involved with word processing and database management, special projects, and mailings.


Help with the maintenance of the property, including painting, fixing, building, mowing, and odd jobs.


Greet visitors as they arrive at the Wells Reserve. Take and record parking fees and give out information about the happenings of the day.

Library Assistants

Help catalog books. Move, organize, and consolidate materials or help staff the library.

Research Studies and Projects

Participate in ongoing and special projects including beach profiling, invasive species monitoring, shoreline surveys, fish surveys, and more.

For marine invasives monitoring, contact Jeremy Miller

Special Events

Help plan and implement events during the year. Enjoy being a part of the Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, Punkinfiddle, or our other events.

Membership and Development

Help spread the word about this national treasure — the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Bring new supporters into the fold. They will be glad you did.

Boards and Committees

Much of our work is done by boards and committees. These groups make policy, raise funds, coordinate events, get out in the field, and advise, oversee, and review programs. Our advisory committees address education, research, resource management, volunteering, library, and buildings.

You Can Do It

Volunteering is fun and rewarding. Fill out an application today.

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