Volunteering for the Town of Wells
Volunteers are a vital and essential part of the Wells community. We currently have volunteers assisting on a number of Boards, Committees and Programs such as the Budget Committee; Planning Board; Harbor Advisory Committee; Maine Healthy Beaches Program; Piping Plover Program. If you would like to volunteer for a day, evening, year round or seasonally, we have vacancies available. Become a member of the Town of Wells Volunteer Force - your abilities and your passion can make a big difference! Join your friends and neighbors to make Wells not only the friendliest Town but also the best town to live, work and play in Maine. If you have the time, we've got the place for you!
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
- Board of Assessment Review - (1) alternate member
- Dog Park Development Committee - New
- Economic Development Advisory Committee
- Energy Advisory Committee - 2 vacancies
- Harbor Advisory Committee - 1 regular member
- Recreation Commission - (2) alternate members
- Shellfish Conservation Committee - 1 regular member
- Waste Management Advisory Committee - New
- Zoning Board of Appeals - (1) associate member
Programs - Ongoing Availability
- Docents - Wells Ogunquit Historical Society
- Friends of the Library
- Recreation Department
- Station Hosts - Wells Transportation Center
- Wells Events Staff Volunteers
- Cable TV-Studio Equipment Operator
- Grant Reviewer
- Public Awareness Assistant
The Town of Wells Piping Plover Project has been in force for over eighteen years to help protect the tiny shore birds from extinction. These birds are classified as an endangered species by the state and a threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. According to Laura Minich Zitske, Wild Life Ecologist for the Maine Audubon Society, "Wells has not lost a single chick to human action." In part this was due to over 500 volunteer hours in 2013 and the Wells Project accounts for one-third of the project's total volunteer force.
If you are interested in becoming a Piping Plover volunteer, please call the Cindy Adamsky at 207-361-8130 The Plover season starts mid April to mid September.
Maine Healthy Beaches Program was established to ensure that Maine's salt-water beaches remain safe and clean and safe. Volunteers help monitor the water quality n Wells beaches throughout the spring and summer months. If you like the beaches and don't mind getting into the water knee deep, the MHB may be right for you. Please call 207-361-8130 or email.
For more information of the Maine Health Beaches Project, visit Main Healthy Beaches.