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Become a Volunteer

A volunteer project at Taunton River Watershed is a marvelous opportunity to participate behind the scenes for restoration and preservation of our natural environment. In exchange for contributing your time and sharing your talents, you can engage your curiosity by learning new things, interact with other volunteers and staff, and most of all, have fun!

The dynamic community of Exploratorium volunteers brings curiosity, enthusiasm, and dedication to its volunteer work, providing the TRWA with fresh perspectives and invaluable assistance. Recent volunteers have included teachers, writers, researchers, artists, and students. Everyone is welcome.

About the Volunteer Program

Volunteer projects vary throughout the year. There’s always a need for all types of skills and experiences, so you don’t need to be a scientist or an expert to apply. The program is flexible, matching available opportunities to your talent and availability. Volunteers help with a wide range of projects, from data collection to administrative tasks, from educational programs to special events. Most volunteer projects begin with one-on-one training with staff and then develop into independent work.

Whether you’re an individual interested in ongoing projects or a group wishing to participate in a single day event, you can help provide vital services and support to many of our efforts. TRWA could not operate without the contributions of active volunteers who contribute their time, ideas, and energy. Their unique talents enable the us to offer our current level of services to the community.

Contact Us

If you would like to volunteer or learn more about volunteer opportunities, you can contact our board or our staff. Telephone (508) 828-1101 or

Telephone: (508) 828-1101
Address: 1298 Cohannet St., Taunton, MA 02780

Volunteer Opportunities

TRWA’s volunteer needs change depending on current advocacy issus, programs, and projects. Let us know your interest and skills, and we will look for a volunteer position that is a good match.  All positions are unpaid, and all volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

Opportunities for Individuals:

We are always looking for people of all ages who have a variety of skills and interests.  Over the course of a year, these are the types of opportunities that are available in various parts of the museum.

  • Provide administrative support
  • Writers help develop web content
  • Knowledge of Dreamweaver can help with web site maintenance
  • Participating in public programs
  • Research assistants gather information on current advocacy issues
  • Assist with educational outreach
  • Help prepare and set up for outreach programs at events
  • Learn about TRWA while working with the public at events and promote membership sales

Student Internships
Internships are available to currently enrolled college students only. Send an e-mail inquiry with details about your skills and interests to learn about available opportunities.

Community Outreach
Help spread the word about TRWA.  We participate at several fairs and festivals each year. This is a great opportunity for staff and volunteers to disseminate information on our work and how local residents can help to save the Taunton River. Being able to speak about the mission of the TRWA is helpful, but newcomers can be paired with an experienced volunteer.

Support Office Activities
Join a great core group of volunteers who help with staffing our office to stuffing envelopes for our membership mailings.

Opportunities for Groups:

Special Events
Lend your support to one or more of the TRWA’s Special Events.  Special Events are great volunteer opportunities for Groups.  Our environmental film festival is one such event.

One Day Events

Corporate volunteering is a growing trend in the business community. Many corporations like to offer volunteer opportunities to their staff as a way of giving back to the community that supports them. Others use it as a team-building resource.

Because TRWA has limited staffing at this time, we request that groups be well-organized and have clear leadership.  Opportunities exist for stream and river clean ups, removal of invasive species, and trail maintenance.

If your group is interested in a project here at TRWA, please email us and we will contact you directly.
508-828-1101 • TRWA, P.O. Box 1116, Taunton MA 02780   —   The TRWA River Center, Gertrude Boyden Refuge, 1298 Cohannet Street