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!
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A Sampling of the Many Ways You Can Volunteer:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.