Looking for ways to give back to your community? Wareham Week has got you covered.
Volunteer opportunities abound in town, from helping clean the beaches of Onset to leading classes for seniors at the Council on Aging.
Wareham Week has assembled a list of volunteer opportunities across town, for residents of all ages and skill levels.
Know of a volunteer opportunity you’d like us to highlight? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll update this page as new volunteer work crops up, so you can be sure to find ways to give back any time of year.
New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance
The New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance is a non-profit organization looking for volunteers to help with advertising, data input, educational programs and assisting ocean sunfish stranded along the coast.
An online volunteer form can be found on NECWA’s website at www.necwa.org/necwa-support-volunteer.html.
Turning Point needs volunteers to help with client intake, answering phones and scheduling appointments, maintaining client files and other tasks.
Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Contact email@example.com or call 508-291-3562 for more information.
Meals on Wheels & Council on Aging
Drive and deliver meals to seniors for the council’s daily Meals on Wheels program.
For those with special interests or hobbies, sign up to teach classes to seniors at the Council on Aging.
Call the Council on Aging at 508-291-3130 to learn more.
Community Youth Empowerment
Community Youth Empowerment is looking for mentors for its mentorship program within Wareham high School.
Applicants must be at least 19 years old, pass background tests and be able to commit to meetings with their mentees, along with other CYE requirements. The program has a tentative start date of Oct. 3, and applications are open until Sept. 2.
Onset Bay Association
The organization is always looking for volunteers to help with events, pick up beach litter, raise funds or other tasks.
Go to the Onset Bay Association’s website or stop by the office at 196 Onset Ave. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday to learn more.
The association is also looking for help setting up for its 8th Annual Chalk-Full-O-Fun Street Painting Festival at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Volunteers are asked to meet at the association’s office at 196 Onset Ave. and will help set up tents, carry chalk and greet visitors.
Sort recyclable materials and move items at the Recycling Center on Plymouth Road, off Maple Springs Road.
Call 508-291-6520 to set up a training session with the center, and come help on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wareham Land Trust
Volunteer while spending time outdoors by helping with trail maintenance, kiosk construction and invasive species removal for the Wareham Land Trust.
Those interested in photography, bookkeeping or fundraising are also encouraged to volunteer with the trust.
Help with tickets, concessions and more for the Wareham Gatemen baseball team.
Volunteers are appreciated year round, though the team’s busy season is between June and August.
Fill out a form on the organization’s website, under “Organization” and then “Opportunities” to learn more.
The Family Food Pantry — Damien’s Place
Help bag meals for families in need or assist in social media work from home for the food pantry at Damien’s Place.