Volunteer + Job Board

Martha's Vineyard nonprofit volunteer and job opportunities. 

Volunteer Listing

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Board Opportunities

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

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!

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/

ContactMelanie Devaney-Reid at hello@hospiceofmv.org. 

MV Sharks Baseball Foundation Inc.

Description: Host a Shark baseball player in your home. Provide a bed with access to laundry and cooking to a college baseball player.

Website: https://www.mvsharks.com/community/host-a-player/

Contact: Russ Curran, Russ.curran@mvsharks.com

Martha's Vineyard Center for Living

Various opportunities for long or short-term volunteers.

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

Havenside 

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

AACDP

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:

Martha's 

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

Administrative Assistant- Vineyard Montessori School is currently seeking to fill a full-time position for an experienced Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant provides general operations and day-to-day functioning with secretarial and clerical services. Successful candidates will have exceptional computer skills (Word, Quickbooks, Excel) and be tech savvy and detail oriented. 

For more information visit: https://vineyardmontessori.com/employment/. Interested candidates should send their resume with the subject line “Administrative Assistant” 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 Mediation

MV Mediation Youth and Special Projects Coordinator- Continue our work with a number of schools and organizations providing conflict resolution and mediation training and support services and participate with Island youth programs and organizations to represent MV Mediation program. Provide organizational and administrative support for ongoing and new projects.

For more information, visit https://www.mvmediation.org/ or email info@mvmediation.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

Sassafras Earth Education

Summer Camp Staff and Interns- Sassafras is looking for summer camp staff/interns, we are an indigenous Wampanoag nonprofit that works with both the general public and Wampanoag youth. We are looking for someone... Who loves to be outside with youth, understands how to reconnect youth to our mother the earth, and has or wants to develop traditionalist native skills. Who likes to work with a team, that can lead a group of youth, and that is interested in expanding the LandCulture we build here. Who is IBPOC, cuz we prefer to work with Native, Indigenous or other IBPOC.

If you are interested, please fill out a staff application here: https://www.sassafrasmvy.org/copy-of-registration-1 Glamping accommodations available.

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/ 

Oak Bluffs Public Library

Adult Programming Coordinator- The Oak Bluffs Library is looking for a creative, charismatic and tech-savvy Adult Programming Coordinator who will be responsible for the development, planning, coordinating, promoting, and executing of in-person, virtual and hybrid library programs and special events, as well as synchronizing and maintaining the library’s social media presence. 

Full job description and application information at https://oakbluffslibrary.org/get-involved/employment-opportunities/

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.

YMCA of Martha's Vineyard

Summer Camp Counselors- The right applicant will be fun-loving, enthusiastic, caring and ready to live camp to its fullest! Approximate hours are M-F 8:15am-4:15pm. Must be available June 21st – August 19th, minimum age of 17 or 16 if highly qualified, competitive hourly wage. 

Application available here: https://www.ymcamv.org/employment email completed applications or any questions to Tara Dinkel, Camp Director tdinkel@ymcamv.org

MV Sharks Baseball Foundation Inc.

Game Day Staff- Looking for game day staff, including mascot, paid and unpaid 6-12 hours per week. Must be able to use their own vehicle.

Contact Russ Curran, Russ.curran@mvsharks.com

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

Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group

Seasonal Shellfish Hatchery and RestorationThe MV Shellfish Group (MVSG), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization on Martha’s Vineyard, is inviting applicants to apply to work with us for the 2022 hatchery season. All employees will work in the MVSG hatcheries, and some will be needed for additional projects.

To apply, visit http://www.mvshellfishgroup.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.

Visitor Services Associates- Help chronicle the story of the Island, its people and history! Martha’s Vineyard Museum is looking for part-time year round Visitor Services Associates to join our team. Ideal candidates will have strong customer service & computer skills.

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.

    Lagoon Pond Association

    Shellfish Summer Intern: a 32hr/week seasonal intern who will be shared between the two Towns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, working in the Lagoon Pond.

    Please email us at info@lagoonpondassoc.org


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