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Shore Bird Ambassador (Chappaquiddick Island, Martha's Vineyard)

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ORGANIZATION: The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees is seeking individuals with wildlife habitat experience to help educate our visitors about the various bird habitats on Martha’s Vineyard. As a Shore Bird Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to share your love of our special birds that call Martha’s Vineyard home while educating our visitors on the need to protect our most vulnerable inhabitants. The Trustees has long identified the management of suitable habitat for shore birds as a key goal but has also found it challenging to balance the needs of shore birds with the unique environment of Martha’s Vineyard. Shore Bird Ambassadors will be stationed at several gatehouses across the island and will be provided the opportunity to speak with visitors and answering their questions.

Learn more and express interest online here: https://volunteer.thetrustees.org/opportunity/a0C3b00000gBU15EAG

  • Experience identifying and discussing wildlife habitat
  • Ability to participate in light walking/hiking
  • Ability to withstand hot/humid conditions
  • General interest in land conservation
  • Familiarity with bird behavior
  • Educate our visitors about our shore birds across Martha’s Vineyard
  • Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers

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About The Trustees of Reservations


200 High Street, Boston, MA 02110, US

Mission Statement

The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.


Who We Are

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

What We Do

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - nearly 25,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

What We Are Up Against

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy - in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world - and mobilize a whole new generation to care.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


Chappaquiddick Island,Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum of 2, two-hour shifts per month May - October
  • Educate our visitors about our shore birds across Martha’s Vineyard. Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers. Have excellent communication and customer skills

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