Volunteer


Find a role that lights you up! Pemaquid Watershed Association thrives because of the people who choose to give their time and talents as a volunteer. Volunteering with PWA not only is a good deed, it can be a fun way for you to learn new things and meet new people.

Let us help you connect your passion with a purpose. Listed below are just a few of the many Volunteer Opportunities.

If you have a special skill to share, please let us know! Use the form below or call the office at 207-563-2196.

Volunteering with PWA is fun!

  • cheerful office volunteer
    staffing the office

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A Sampling of the Many Ways You Can Volunteer:

Trail Work

Build kiosks, create and maintain trails, generally keep PWA preserves in good shape for visitors.

Lead Organizer for a new Invasive Aquatic Plant Patrol Program

A person to develop and coordinate an Invasive Aquatic Plant (IAP) Patrol for each pond in the watershed.

Courtesy Boat Inspections

Help prevent invasive plants from entering our watershed by teaching boaters how to inspect their boats for “cling-on” plants! We conduct voluntary inspections at the Pemaquid Pond Boat Launch in Nobleboro and the Biscay Pond Boat Launch on weekends in the summer.

a volunteer providing courtesy boat inspections

a CBI volunteer talks with a boater at the Nobleboro boat launch

Water Quality

Help with water quality monitoring. Each summer, PWA volunteers collect water samples at Pemaquid Beach, Biscay Beach, and the Bristol Mills swimming hole. PWA also leads volunteers in conducting field surveys to identify non-point source pollution (aka polluted runoff) in the watershed.

Gardening/Wildlife Habitat Education

Volunteers with an interest in gardening are needed to maintain our Butterfly Garden at Pemaquid Beach and to help with the Maine Apprentice Gardener program with local school children.

Environmental Education

Volunteers are needed to lead interpretive hikes through PWA preserves and to help with school-based programs. If you enjoy teaching about nature, let us know. Read about our education programs here.

Trip Leaders

Want to share your enthusiasm for hiking, paddling, birding, or nature in general? Volunteer to lead a group expedition!

Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center

Volunteers are needed to help run the nature center at Pemaquid Beach. The Center is open daily (weather permitting) in July and August. Volunteers generally work 2-4 hours per day, one or two days a week.

Office Assistance

From the mundane to the technical, office work provides a seemingly endless wealth of volunteer opportunity. Take the recycling to the dump, vacuum once a week or come address, stamp and seal when we have mailings to send out. Put your latent librarian talents to work filing or organizing our storeroom, or put your computer tech savvy to use doing membership data entry.

Newsletter and Publicity

Do you have a knack for writing or desktop publishing? We always are looking for someone to write articles for the PWA newsletter and to send to the local newspapers. If you’re a photographer, we have a lot of special places and events that need to be photographed.

Event Planning

Help plan and carry out fundraising events such as raffles, the annual fall birdseed sale, Party on the Pier silent auction, or the Rubber Ducky Race. Bring new ideas for future events to raise awareness and support the organization.

Sell Tickets

We sell event and raffle tickets at least four times a year. This is one of the easiest ways to volunteer for the PWA – take a few home and sell them to all your friends or sit outside the book shop in Damariscotta and sell them to passersby.

Festivals and Fairs

Staff tables at festivals such as Olde Bristol Days and the Oyster Festival. Provide information about our mission, programs and volunteer opportunities, and sell PWA merchandise.

volunteer at PWA informational booth

volunteers staff informational booths to help spread the word about PWA

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Ready to sign up?

If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents and would like us to contact you, please provide your name and the best way for us to reach you.

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volunteer outdoor clean-up

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