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.

If you are interested in any of the areas outlined below, we can always use more hands and would welcome your participation:


  • Trail Maintenance – individuals, couples or small groups walk one trail on a regular basis, providing basic maintenance such as lopping, clipping, and clearing, and reporting more significant maintenance issues to the Park Trail Maintenance Team.

  • Cut, Pile and Burn – works with Park Fire Management staff and AmeriCorps cutting, piling, and burning brush throughout the park for beautification and fire control purposes. (Tools & training provided. Some positions must meet power equipment experience standards.)

  • Communications – may work with publication and poster distribution, writing and photo contributions.

  • Summer Program Greeter – Attends evening programs at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham and elsewhere in the park to greet guests, hand out membership literature, etc.

Occasional 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 volunteer@fccns.org.

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

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