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 and much more! If you would like to volunteer for a day, evening, year round or seasonally, we have vacancies available.
Become a volunteer with the Town of Wells today! 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!
Online Volunteer Application:
Click below to complete and submit your Volunteer Application today!
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
- Board of Assessment Review - 1 alternate member vacancy
- Budget Review Committee - 1 alternate member vacancy
- Comprehensive Plan Update Committee - 1 member vacancy
- Conservation Commission - 1 member vacancy
- Economic Development Advisory Committee - 12 member vacancies
- Energy Advisory Committee - 2 member vacancies
- Harbor Advisory Committee - 1 member vacancy
- Recreation Commission - 1 member vacancy; 2 alternate vacancies
- Shellfish Conservation Committee- 4 member vacancies
- Zoning Board of Appeals - 1 associate vacancy
Programs - Ongoing Availability
- Docents - Wells Ogunquit Historical Society
- Friends of the Library
- Piping Plover Project
- Recreation Department
- Station Hosts - Wells Transportation Center
- Wells Events Staff Volunteers
- Cable TV-Studio Equipment Operator
- Grant Reviewer
- Public Awareness Assistant
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.
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 Town Manager at 207-646-5113. The Plover season starts mid April to mid September.