Volunteer

The Core of Friends of Hammonasset? Volunteers.

Friends of Hammonasset (FOH) consists entirely of volunteers. From its beaches to our Board, education to engagement, fundraising and photography, there are many ways for you, too, to take part and volunteer your talent and your time, including:

Volunteering is rewarding. To learn how you can become better engaged with your community, simply email us at volunteers@hammonasset.org

Volunteers Needed for our 23rd Annual Plant Sale!
To volunteer, contact volunteerplantsale@hammonasset.org.

Volunteers assist Ranger Russ with greeting visitors, conducting educational programs, and providing animal care. Docent training is provided. Details here: meigspointnaturecenter.org/docents/

With miles of beach and trails, Friends of Hammonasset volunteers are active participants in beach clean-up and trail upkeep, enjoying the Park while helping to maintain its beauty.

Garden volunteers meet weekly to plan, dig, plant, prune and water our ten gardens. Those interested in volunteering should contact Maureen Egan at maureen761@hotmail.com

Hammonasset CabinsHammonasset State Park has been a popular venue for camping since it opened to the public in 1920. We welcome volunteers to work in the campground, maintain the playground, and reach out to Park visitors.

Friends of Hammonasset Plant Sale

Friends of Hammonasset’s biggest fundraisers, our May/June Plant Sale and September/October Mum and Pumpkin Sale, attract hundreds of plant and garden lovers each year. Volunteers are needed to assist customers and carry and maintain the plants during the sale. Shifts are available to meet any schedule.

With so many park events, there are unlimited opportunities to promote what’s happening at Hammonasset. The Friends are always in need of photography lovers whose photos can be used for publicity purposes and for our website.

Friends of Hammonasset needs publicity and media talent who can spread the word in newspapers and magazines, on TV and radio shows, and on electronic or social media sites. If you’d like to help, we would love to speak with you.

This critical function is key to securing new funding opportunities. Those experienced in grant and proposal writing are welcomed.

For a non-profit like Friends of Hammonasset, fundraising takes on many different forms, from plant sales to meet-and-greets. We are always looking for Friends who can help us develop new fundraising strategies and ideas.

You can make a difference by helping Friends of Hammonasset influence legislation that supports the betterment of the Park and the environment in general.

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