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Three Cheers for Cape and Islands Volunteers!

Many hands make light work

Here are some Cape & Islands organizations that could use a few good volunteers

AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Provincetown, Hyannis & falmouth

With offices in Provincetown, Hyannis, and Falmouth the AIDS Support group of Cape Cod has a mission of fostering health, independence, and dignity for individuals living with HIV/AIDS by providing care, support, and housing. Volunteers are needed to answer phones, help with mass mailings, deliver lunches, assemble and deliver monthly food boxes, help with events, and other tasks. For more information, contact Barry Cook at 508-487-9445, or send an email to

Animal Rescue League, Brewster

The Animal Rescue League of Boston has locations in Boston, Dedham, and Brewster. Volunteers are needed for various tasks, including helping with office needs, taking care of the animals, writing, fundraising, and more. Additional help is needed for feeding the animals, talking with potential pet owners in the adoption center, cleaning kennels, and marketing. The shelter is at 3981 Main Street, Brewster. For more information, call 508-255-1030, or send an email to

Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Mashpee

Volunteers at the Cape Cod Children’s Museum, 577 Great Neck Road South in Mashpee, help run crafts and activities, help run events, fundraise, answer phones and handle other office-related activities, and promote the museum in the community. For more information, send an email to Holly Dayton at, or call 508-539-8788.

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands needs volunteers to help with various tasks including delivering meals on wheels to local seniors. The agency has offices on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and in South Dennis. On Nantucket, needs include setting up and serving meals at the island’s Saltmarsh Senior Center. For more information on the agency’s Nantucket efforts, call Mark Budaj at (508) 228-4647. To learn more about the agency, visit

Housing Assistance Corporation Cape Cod

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) believes all Cape Codders should have safe, stable, and decent housing. The organization runs four homeless shelters, a homelessness prevention program, and a Housing Consumer Education Center; helps individuals apply for rental subsidies, energy audits, and weatherization programs; and builds affordable housing. Volunteers are needed to help with basic shelter tasks, playtime, transportation, clerical support, events like the Big Fix, and fundraisers like the Shelter Cape Cod Telethon. The organization’s main office is at 460 West Main Street, Hyannis. For more information, call 508-771-5400, or email Mary Everett-Patriquin at

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable

Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary needs volunteers for property/ecological management to help keep the visitors center looking good. Additional tasks include assisting at events, public outreach, fundraising, and leading programs. Volunteer opportunities and other needs change, but information is updated regularly at For more information, contact Arlene Sliwoski at 508-362–7475 or via email at

Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, Edgartown

The Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, a charter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, needs volunteers to coach and referee basketball, help students with their homework, help out with events and fundraisers, provide maintenance work, and work in the facility’s second-hand store. To learn more, call 508-627-3303, or send an email to The club is at 44 Robinson Road in Edgartown.

Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet

At the Wellfleet Public Library, 55 West Main Street, volunteers are needed to help shelve books, repair books, provide support for various library programs, handle maintenance work, care for the library’s plants, and more. Learn more at

This information was compiled by Emily McMahon.

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