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Volunteering for the Town of Wells

Volunteers are a vital and essential part of the Wells community. We currently have volunteers assisting in the Budget Committee; Planning Board; Harbor Advisory Committee; Maine Healthy Beaches Program; Solid Waste Committee; Piping Plover Program and in many other areas.  If you would like to volunteer for a day, evening or for the summer season -we have vacancies available. Become a member of the Wells Maine Volunteer Force: Our time is your time!

Current Vacant Volunteer Positions

Learn more about each board and committee by reading their descriptions or visiting our Boards, Commissions and Committees page. Our current vacant volunteer positions are:

  1. Piping Plover Project
  2. Maine Healthy Beaches
The Town of Wells Piping Plover Project has been in force for over eighteen years to help protect the tiny shore birds from extinction. These birds are classified as an endangered species by the state and a threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. According to Laura Minich Zitske, Wild Life Ecologist for the Maine Audubon Society, "Wells has not lost a single chick to human action."  In part this was due to over 500 volunteer hours in 2013 and the Wells Project accounts for one-third of the project's total volunteer force.

If you are interested in becoming a Piping Plover volunteer, please call the Town Manager's office at 207.646-5113.  The Plover season starts mid April to mid September. 
For more information about the Piping Plovers in Maine, please view https://maineaudubon.org/blog/2012/07/help-protect-maines-piping-plovers/

The 5th Annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast was held Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, at the newly renovated Johnson Hall Museum.  The event honored all the volunteers who give of their time and talent to the Town of Wells.  Charles “Chuck” Millian was recipient of the 2106  Volunteer of the Year Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the Town as Chairman of the Planning Board.  His 25 years of dedication and commitment have helped to make the Town of Wells the best place to live, work, and play in the State of Maine.  We would like to thank all of our volunteers for all they do, every day, to make our town the best it can be. We don’t know what we would do without you!!