the heart of wells reserve at laudholm

Volunteers have fun while extending the impact of our work.

Giving Time

Volunteers were central to the efforts to protect historic Laudholm Farm and create the Wells Reserve. Nowadays, hundreds of residents and summer visitors give a few hours or many days each year to extend the impact of our work.

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm offers a stimulating environment for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to work and grow. We have opportunities to fit your talents, interests, and schedule.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Docents and Naturalists

Guide school groups through Exploring Estuaries, Microscopic Marvels, and Wild Friends in Wild Places programs during the spring and fall, and lead public walks during the summer. We'll teach you what you need to know!

Visitor Center Receptionists

Greet visitors and be a resource to them, answer the phone, sell gift shop items.


Walk the trails on weekends from mid-May through mid-November. Rangers are a resource to our visitors, carry a radio in case of emergencies, watch the condition of trails, encourage visitors to adhere to regulations, and monitor nesting piping plovers.

Office Assistants

Get involved with word processing and database management, special projects, and mailings.


Help with the maintenance of the property, including painting, fixing, building, mowing, and odd jobs.

Parking Booth

Greet visitors as they arrive at the Wells Reserve. Take and record parking fees and give out information about the happenings of the day.

Library Assistants

Help catalog books. Move, organize, and consolidate materials or help staff the library.

Research Studies and Projects

Participate in ongoing and special projects including beach profiling, invasive species monitoring, shoreline surveys, fish surveys, and more.

Special Events

Help plan and implement events during the year. Enjoy being a part of the Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, Punkinfiddle, or our other events.

Membership and Development

Help spread the word about this national treasure — the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Bring new supporters into the fold. They will be glad you did.

Boards and Committees

Much of our work is done by boards and committees. These groups make policy, raise funds, coordinate events, get out in the field, and advise, oversee, and review programs. Our advisory committees address education, research, resource management, volunteering, library, and buildings.

Salt marsh studies use volunteer assistance.


Learn new things while getting involved in the research, education, or stewardship programs at the Wells Reserve.

To learn more about volunteering, call Lynne at 207-646-1555 ext 118.