Volunteer + Job Board

Martha's Vineyard nonprofit volunteer and job opportunities. 

Volunteer Listing

Do you have a volunteer or board opportunity to share with the community? It is free for nonprofits serving Martha's Vineyard to list their volunteer opportunities below. Email us or use the linked form:

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Job Listing

Do you have a job opening? It is free for nonprofits serving Martha's Vineyard to list their job opportunities below and in our monthly newsletter. Email us or use the linked form here:

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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!

Writing Through

Writing Through is an international organization with a local footprint. We use creative writing as a tool to help people find their voice and have the confidence to express it. There are many ways to volunteer here on Martha’s Vineyard. Train to be a workshop facilitator and then run our workshops at local partnering organizations. Help us find community organizations to partner with. Work alongside our fundraising and admin team. Your own skills and interests will help decide how you can best help us give voice to the voiceless here in our community. Amount of hours is flexible.

Contact: Sue, sue@writingthrough.org

Second Chance Animal Rescue

Second Chance Animal Rescue is looking for someone knowledgeable in Quickbooks. If interested, please email Kym Cyr at Scarofmv@gmail..com. 

Angels Helping Animals

Angels Helping Animals relies on help from our community to help save lives and find safe and loving homes for dogs in need. Can you help us? We are searching for volunteers to give any time than can to help fulfill the following needs:

Communications Manager: We are looking for help with our Website, social media, and mailing list management.

QuickBooks: Are you an experienced QuickBooks user? We could use your help.

Transport: Our rescues sometimes need to be transported/accompanied from the Island to the mainland and within MA.

Foster: Do you love dogs? You can help a rescued pup on their journey to a loving permanent home. While we are searching for a perfect home we are looking for people willing to take a rescued pup into their home for a few days to a few weeks.

Team member: Join us to help with walking and caring for dogs in our care on MV, events, fundraising, photography, application processing, and filing.

Contact: Leslie, 508 274 2604

Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society

Martha’s Vineyard 4-H is back, and we’re looking for adults interested in sharing hands-on extracurricular activities with island youth! 4-H is a national organization offering place-based programming for youth ages 5-18 in 3 program areas: STEM and agriculture, healthy living, and civic engagement. Past Martha’s Vineyard 4-H programs have focused on nature crafts, goats, and farm chores, but the sky’s the limit! If you are interested in leading a club or in finding a club for your kid, please reach out. 

Contact: 4h@mvagsoc.org.

Friends of Vineyard Haven Public Library 

Volunteers can participate in the various committees of the Friends or help directly in the Library's daily operation by shelving books.

Contact: friendsvhlibrary@gmail.com

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:

MV Community Foundation 

Operations Manager-  The Operations Manager plays the critical administrative and operational role for the Foundation. This full-time role supports the office, databases, programs and two other staff members. This position ensures our day-to-day work is done accurately and efficiently through learning and working with our online systems. The candidate will run our professional and cordial office and work closely with board, staff and donors. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and a self-starter, particularly on learning new programs and processes. They will have excellent verbal and written skills, good project management, and excellent attention to detail. BA degree and 3-5 years professional office experience is preferred. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume to apply@marthasvineyardcf.org

Coalition to Create the MV Housing Bank (CCMVHB)

Communications Coordinator/ Administrator- The Coalition to Create the MV Housing Bank is seeking a part-time Communications Coordinator/ Administrator, 8-10 hours/week. This position handles meeting scheduling and minutes for the various committees, and organizes informational and educational outreach to the community. Work from home, and meetings are largely online.  Flexible schedule, pay commensurate with experience.  

For more information please email info@ccmvhb.org or call Laura at 508-274-2450.

Aquinnah Public Library 

Library Associate - The Aquinnah Public Library seeks a creative, organized, detail-oriented individual with a commitment to providing excellent customer service. This position has a strong focus on programming and children’s services. High School diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred. Additional broad specialized training equal to one to two years of college acceptable. Previous library experience is highly desirable. Computer and database management skills are a must. Year-round, 20.5 hour benefited position requires Saturdays and evenings. $22.40 per hour.

Job description and application are available at the library or by emailing aq_mail@clamsnet.org. Applications will also be accepted in-person at the library. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Town of Aquinnah is an EOE.

Island Grown Initiative

Managing Director- Island Grown Initiative seeks a seasoned professional to serve as Managing Director.


  • Strategic planning 
  • Marketing 
  • Development 
  • Financial operations. 

The position reports to the Executive Director. 


  • 15 years experience, at least 10 as a manager Strong communicator 
  • Team oriented 
  • Significant supervision experience 
  • Salary commensurate with skills and experience 

Go to igimv.org for more info about the organization and a full job description. Send resumes to office@igimv.org.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha's Vineyard

Certified Nursing Assistant - 

Qualifications: Active nursing aide certification, 3 years’ work experience preferred and CNA experience preferable, Ability to write and document in English, Bilingual candidate preferred

Classification and Salary: FT and PT, Competitive salary/benefits

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/ 

Edgartown Public Library 

Department Assistant/Library Assistant - Are you the one your friends affectionately call “the numbers person”? Does creating a budget spreadsheet make your heart pound with excitement? Do you relish in crunching the numbers, but also like the rush of engaging with the public? If you answered yes to these questions, the Edgartown Library wants you to join our team as a full-time year-round Department Assistant/Library Assistant. 

For more the full job description and application information, visit https://edgartownlibrary.org/about/employment-volunteer-opportunities. 

Martha's Vineyard Boys and Girls Club

Afterschool Program Staff- Work directly with elementary and middle school aged children to supervise and provide activities and services to foster academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. We offer flexible hours, career development, and competitive pay. This is a part-time position.

For more information, please visit https://mvbgclub.org/join-our-team/ or email Meghan at office@mvbgclub.org. 

Community Greenhouse of Martha's Vineyard 

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.

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

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/

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands

Care Manager- Assess and monitor the needs of the consumer and implement a service plan which is in compliance with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands Home Care Program regulations and contract obligations. Full time with great 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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