Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore

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FRIENDS has a group of volunteers who work with the Cape Cod National Seashore staff on various programs and projects.

One hearty group participates in a variety of outdoor activities in the park ranging from trail management to natural resource monitoring. Another group helps the Friends organization with various projects such as fund raising and membership programs. If you are interested in any of the areas outlined below, we can always use more hands and would welcome your participation.

  • Trail Management
  • Dune Restoration
  • Ecology and Natural Resource Monitoring
  • Gardening
  • Beach Clean-up
  • Membership Outreach Projects
  • Fund Raising/Finance
  • Communications (Newsletter, graphic arts, publicity)
  • Host Summer Events

Trail Management

We perform regular maintenance on selected trails within the Seashore. Typically, this involves clearing light brush, replacing broken fences and repairing eroded areas. We currently help to maintain twelve of the park's most popular trails. We also partner with the Seashore's Fire Crew in clearing various areas within the Park of invasive species. With additional volunteers we could do more of this type of work. This activity is ideal for volunteers who like outdoor projects and establish their own schedule.

One-Time Opportunities

We have two annual Saturday projects that involve just a few hours of volunteer time. In April we celebrate Earth Day with beach and roadside clean-ups at selected areas in the Park. In September we participate on Public Lands Day by helping with planting or maintenance projects in conjunction with park personnel. At other times we respond to Seashore needs as requested.

For more information, or to volunteer for a specific opportunity, please contact the Friends via email at

To volunteer directly for the Park, visit the Cape Cod National Seashore website.

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