Volunteer + Job Board

Martha's Vineyard nonprofit volunteer and job opportunities. 

Volunteer Listing

Do you have a volunteer opportunity to share with the community? Contact us, and we will list it below.

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Board Opportunities

The following nonprofits are looking for new board members from the Martha's Vineyard community: 

Martha's Vineyard Center for Living

Join the Board of Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living. MVCL is an active organization providing vital services to Island elders and their families. Help us uphold our mission to improve the quality of life for those impacted by aging and impairment. Please call Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440 if you are interested.

American Red Cross of Massachusetts, Southeastern MA Chapter

Board Member Purpose: To develop and implement strategies that achieve and maintain positive awareness of the Red Cross. Board Members serve as the “Face of the Red Cross” in the community, representing the organization among various stakeholders.

For more information, see this packet or contact Barbara Cotton

Volunteer Listings

Thank you for your kindness. Our Island community is lucky to have people like you!

Chicken Alley Thrift Shop 

(A program of MV Community Services)

The Thrift Shop is successful because of the contributions of many. Staffed in part by an ‘army’ of volunteers, we are always looking for recruits. The role of the volunteer is to assist with the daily thrift shop operations, which includes receiving donations, sorting, pricing, merchandising and/or other retail support. Current volunteer opportunities are available on-site with flexible schedule options. Purpose is what fuels our work at Chicken Alley Thrift Shop. Come and join our team!

Contact: Courtney Atkins, chickenalleyvolunteers@gmail.com

Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC)

MVNC is looking for a volunteer or intern to help with updating our database, research, events and/or social media. 1-3 hours a week. Stipend provided.

Contact: Jackie Friedman, jackie@mvnonprofits.org

The Yard 

The Yard is looking for volunteers to help work performances. Most performances will take place at That Yard's campus in Chilmark. There will be a couple of performances happening at the MVPAC and Ice Arena. Volunteers will help with roles, as needed. This could include ticket scanning, helping with parking, handing out programs, and other general needs. From start to finish shows will take 2.5-3.5 hours. (This includes prep before hand, performance running time, and drive time.) Volunteers get a free ticket to the performance they are working!

Website: https://www.dancetheyard.org/

Contact: Fiona MacLean, fionamaclean@dancetheyard.org

Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha's Vineyard

HPCMV is a looking for patient care volunteers to work with families and caregivers, administrative volunteers to support office function and fundraising/event volunteers to help our Development and Communications Team!

Website: https://hospiceofmv.org/volunteer/

ContactJennifer Angell at jangell@hospiceofmv.org 

Martha's Vineyard Center for Living

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community while having a significant impact on the lives of others? Join the team at Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living. You will brighten someone's day and come away knowing you’ve made a difference. We are welcoming fully vaccinated volunteers back to the Supportive Day program for long- and
short-term opportunities. Volunteer training will take place on Thursday, September 15th, from 2:30 to 4 pm. 

Website: https://mvcenter4living.org/volunteer/

Contact: Mary Holmes maryh@mvcenter4living.org (508) 939-9440

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands

Description: Meals on Wheels volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors Monday-Friday. Volunteers will usually deliver one day weekly, and will deliver to a specific area on the Island. The total commitment is about two hours, between 10 and noon, and mileage reimbursement is available. Meals are picked up at Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands M.V. office, located in the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. A CORI check is required. Year-round, seasonal, and substitute drivers are welcome.

Website: https://www.escci.org/

Contact: 508-693-4393 or email MV Director Megan Panek megan.panek@escci.org

Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center 

Description: Make new friends!  Help others!  Be with horses!  Have fun! Be part of a team! Be outside!

Misty runs programming year-round and we are in need of volunteers.  Based on your interests, we have something for everyone! Be a unicorn or assist with activities at an event, participate in lessons with the horses and students as a horse handler or a side walker. Have fun doing barn tasks such as, filling hay nets, sweeping, and more. There is always a project or task to be done! We will work with your schedule! No prior experience needed for most roles! Training provided!

Website: www.mistymeadowsmv.org

Contact: SofiaSofia@mistymeadowsmv.org


Description: Havenside is an affordable senior housing community in downtown Vineyard Haven. We are looking for volunteers with handy person and/or carpentry skills to help with some repairs and renovations around our 4 building complex.

Website: www.havenside.org

Contact: havenside145@gmail.com

MV Mediation 

Description: We are in the need of mediators. Training available.

Website: https://www.mvmediation.org/

Contact: Sarah Barnes, info@mvmediation.org


Description: Person with IT/ computer skills, able to edit and upload photos of merchandise (dolls) to website store.

Website: https://aacdpafrica.org/

Contact: Marsha Winsryg, info@aacdpafrica.org

Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society

Description: Looking for the following volunteer positions: 

  • Door attendants at concerts
  • Help with recording concerts throughout year

Website: https://www.mvcms.org

Contact: Kim Baumhofer, mvcms@vineyard.net

Sassafras Earth Education

Description: Volunteers are most needed for the LandCulture project as well as to finish our barn.

Website: https://www.sassafrasmvy.org/

Contact: Saskia Vanderhoopsaskiav@icloud.com

Island Grown Initiative

Island Grown SchoolsIsland Grown Schools seeks volunteer help in gardens and classrooms to teach the next generation of Island students about where their food comes from. Volunteer opportunities involve working with our staff as they deliver garden lessons and facilitate after school cooking and gardening clubs, and basic garden maintenance. 

Island Food Pantry: Island Food Pantry is always looking for volunteers to help with various shifts throughout the week: Monday through Saturday.  Volunteer opportunities involve packing, helping with service, delivering groceries, loading and unloading food from trucks, stocking shelves and much more. 
IGI Gleaning: Help us harvest fresh local produce on Island farms for those in need. We provide tools, instruction and an experienced Field Captain. Most gleans last about two hours. Volunteers may keep a share of the harvest for themselves. This is a great way to meet new people and become engaged in helping the Island community. 

IGI Food ProcessingWork as a team in commercial kitchens to wash, chop, freeze and pickle local produce. A ServeSafe manager leads processing events. We share this food with the Councils on Aging, Wampanoag Women’s Center, MV Hospital, Island Food Pantry, MV Community Services and other organizations helping Islanders in need.

Website: https://www.igimv.org/

Contact: Melissa Petrosinelli, melissa@igimv.orgMVNC

Job Listings

New job opportunities at island nonprofits:

Community Greenhouse of Martha's Vineyard Greenhouse

General Manager - Year-Round Position-Experience a Plus. Seeking multifaceted, dedicated leader who can provide stewardship for people and plants at the MV Greenhouse. Do you love growing plants? Working with volunteers? We need you!  Join the Greenhouse team and help coordinate the healthy, nurturing, organic atmosphere and guide our greenhouse into the future. Tentative start date October 1, 2022-20 hrs. a week

For more information, email Sara at greenhousevineyard@gmail.com

Martha's Vineyard Center for Living

Driver- Martha's Vineyard Center for Living seeks a driver for hourly work, operating our Lift van for a weekly shopping shuttle, and substituting for our regular driver when needed, for morning and afternoon transport to the Supportive Day Program. No special licensing required. CORI and drug testing required. Please call Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440 for more information.

Special Assistants in the Supportive Day Program - Martha's Vineyard Center for Living seeks substitute staff for Special Assistants in the Supportive Day Program. Please call Mary Holmes at 508-939-9440 for more information.

Harbor Homes of Marthas Vineyard

Homeless Prevention Caseworker-  The Homeless Prevention Caseworker provides resources and referral services to residents of Martha's Vineyard who experience homelessness or a housing crisis. 40 hours/week. Meet with clients at our Oak Bluffs location. Bachelors degree in human services or related field required.

For more information, contact Karen Tewhey at harborhomesmv@gmail.com

Vineyard Montessori School

Toddler Teacher: VMS is seeking a full time Toddler teacher for our growing school. Enjoy exceptional pay and benefits, a peaceful work environment, inspiring students and colleagues, and opportunities for growth and professional development.

For more information visit: https://vineyardmontessori.com/employment/. Interested candidates should send resumes to: headofschool@vineyardmontessori.com, Debbie Jernegan, Head of School

Island Grown Initiative

Greenhouse and Farm Infrastructure Assistant- The IGI Greenhouse and Farm Infrastructure Assistant is a critical member of the IGI team, helping maintain both our farm grounds and our greenhouse. Infrastructure work will include assisting our Farm Director with small-scale construction and maintenance projects, our on-site composting operation, helping manage our poultry flock, custodial duties, and landscaping.  Greenhouse work will include helping seed, harvest, and clean our hydroponic systems both inside our 30,000 square foot glass greenhouse and in our state of the art Freight Farm, and assisting with keeping the greenhouse clean and orderly.

For more information visit https://www.igimv.org/employment. Email resume and cover letter to Emily Armstrong, emily@igimv.org

MV Film Society 

Theatre Operations Coordinator: Reporting to the Executive Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, a non-profit cultural arts organization, the Theatre Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of the film center/cinema and coordination of part-time and volunteer staff (when needed) to operate the center efficiently (show management, concessions, maintenance, etc). The Theatre Operations Coordinator must ensure the successful execution of all film and non-film events on time. Availability for late nights, weekends, and some holidays are a must: typical off-season schedule (September to June) is Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 3-10 pm with occasional 1 pm matinees on weekend. In summer it’s 6-10 pm, 5-6 nights a week. Some deviations to this schedule occur during the year. 

A fuller job description will be sent to interested candidates by email upon request.

Looking to hire immediately. Full-Time Salary, Year-round. 

Send resume, cover letter, and salary history to rich@mvfilmsociety.com

Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha's Vineyard

RN Case Manager- Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard is seeking a part-time or full-time Nurse Case Manager. The registered nurse, under physician orders, plans, organizes, and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing with an emphasis on community health education in addition to hospice or palliative care experience.

For more information, visit https://hospiceofmv.org/careers/ 

African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard

Tour Leader/Driver- We are the builders of the African American Heritage Trail on Martha’s Vineyard and we are looking for a tour leader/driver to work with our dynamic team during the busy summer season. We need a person who loves the Vineyard and its histories, enjoys working with people and is a team player who is comfortable driving a 12 seater van. (No special license required) The hours can be flexible, based on five hours a day touring with our guests. 

To learn more and apply, please visit https://mvafricanamericanheritagetrail.org/

Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

General Manager- We are seeking a General Manager with the strategic, communication, general management, and community relations skills and experience needed to unite us in purpose, modernize our administration and advance our mission. The General Manager leads the Campground’s annual cycle of activities with fun and informative Summer programs. Fall budget preparations, Winter lease renewals and Spring preparation for the summer season ahead. 

Contact Ted Ford Webb at mvcma@fordwebb.com for more information.

Island Elderly Housing

Assistant Property Manager:  Island Elderly Housing has an opening for an Assistant Property Manager. This position is responsible for the administration of all rental applications, move in and move outs, and all tenant related activities; including working with residents. Must have office experience, be able to work independently, be detailed orientated and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. Full time position with benefits. 

To apply or learn more, visit https://www.iehmv.org/ or email leller@iehmv.org

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands

Care Manager- Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands is seeking a Care Manager for their Martha’s Vineyard Office to perform needs assessments, service planning procurement, and monitoring of services. B.S. in Social work or related field required. 39/ hours a week. Eligible for four day work week plus one day remote. $47,826.00 annually plus generous benefits.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Kate Bruster, Human Resources. Kate.Bruster@escci.org 

Martha's Vineyard Museum

Development Director Manages and implements all fundraising, membership and development activities of MVM.

Finance Assistant - The Finance Assistant will perform clerical, bookkeeping, and accounting assignments including assisting in the preparation of accounting statements and financial reports. Direct responsibility for accounts payable, accounts receivable, general inquires, and filing. In addition, they may perform as back-up to payroll and human resource processing tasks.

Please see mvmuseum.org/jobs for a complete job description and how to apply.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts

Program Services Coordinator- As a Program Services Coordinator – Match Support, you will play a truly unique role in the healthy development of the Big and Little match relationship. Through phone calls, emails, and other events you will provide on-going match support to increase the quality and duration of the match relationship and identify any child safety issues for volunteers, children and their families.

To apply, visit https://emassbigs.org/program-services-mv/

Island Housing Trust 

Finance & Asset Manager: Island Housing Trust, a non-profit developer of year-round affordable ownership and rental homes on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, has a job opening for a Finance & Asset Manager, a senior management position reporting to the Executive Director. Responsibilities include leading and managing all financial functions and providing expert guidance in all aspects of IHT’s financial management including IHT’s related entities. 

Please send resumes to Philippe Jordi at pjordi@ihtmv.org

Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center

Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard and accredited by PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International). Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment where horses and humans work together to transform lives. Affordability and accessibility are critical to our mission. By partnering with equines, individuals are learning critical life skills such as trust, respect, boundaries, honesty, non-judgement and clear communication. Misty Meadows is currently seeking people to join our mission in the following positions to work with horses and humans!

  • Certified InstructorResponsible for conducting classes and other program activities assigned in a timely, professional and safe manner.
  • Horse Care AssistantResponsible for day-to-day horse care under the direction of the Equine Manager.

    Search our website to learn about the Magic of Misty www.mistymeadowsmv.org. Please email Sarah McKay to apply, info@mistymeadowsmv.org.

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