Volunteers

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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:
Miscellaneous Vacancies
Read the description of each of our miscellaneous vacancies. Our current miscellaneous volunteer positions are:
  • Cable TV-Studio Equipment Operator
  • Grant Reviewer
  • Library Volunteers (On-going)
  • Recreation Department (On-going)
  • Transportation Center -Hosts (On -going)
  • Wells Emergency Management Agency (10 - 12 Volunteers)


 

  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 below video is about the Town of Wells Plover Project..  ENJOY!
 
Honoring Virginia Calvo, Retired Plover Lead Monitor at the 3rd Annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 for her outstanding volunteer service to the Town of Wells!

  

The 4th Annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast, held Wednesday, September 23, 2015, honored all the volunteers who give their time to the Town of Wells.  Dr V. Owen Grumbling was recipient of the special 2015 Volunteer Recognition Award, acknowledging his exceptional involvement in retaining a “quality of place” in the Town of Wells.   Dr. Grumbling helped found and has been a member of the Wells Conservation Commission since 1982 and was involved in helping Wells preserve its astounding natural environment long before the committee was formed. Owen also was instrumental in creating a town land bank, as well as being one of the founders of the Wells Natural Estuarine Research Reserve, a place known worldwide for its excellent work.  He also is a renowned educator, speaker and advocate for the environment.  Many thanks to Dr. Grumbling and all the 2015 volunteers!