Get Involved

Get Involved


We love our volunteers! Without their generous help, much of what we do at Monomoy, both in the Visitor Center and in the field, would not be possible. We depend on our dedicated volunteers for our daily operations.

Volunteers are responsible for public outreach and maintenance at the visitor center; informing visitors about Monomoy, directing them to our self-guided walk, and answering any questions they may have about the refuge, displays in the center, or Chatham in general. Friends of Monomoy volunteers may also make sales in the bookstore and answer phone calls. 

During the spring and summer, we also occasionally host beach clean-ups, wildlife census days and other opportunities to get out in the field on our wilderness islands. Keep your eyes open for announcements on our Facebook page! 

Our typical volunteer involvement includes either a 10:00am-2:00pm or 2:00pm-6:00pm shift at the visitor center. Volunteers can come in as often as they’d like, the more the better! If interested, please contact Eileen McGourty at 



The refuge typically has a variety of internship opportunities each summer ranging from biology and invasive species work to interpretation and education. Announcements are posted in November each year and the application period usually closes by the following February. Internships are a great way to experience what it is like to work on public lands and make a contribution to natural resource conservation.

Friends of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of Monomoy is the official Monomoy NWR friends group, who are devoted to the continued protection and management of the refuge, and to the promotion of wildlife oriented education as it relates to the refuge. The Friends can be reached by email (, Facebook (, or by calling or visiting the visitor center.