There are virtually limitless volunteer opportunities at DCR parks across the state. Volunteers do cleanups, trail work, plant flowers, lead programs and more.
To volunteer for one or more these activities, speak with the staff at the park at which you would like to volunteer, or call 617-626-1250.
Friends groups are organizations dedicated to supporting specific DCR properties through volunteer work, fundraising, providing programs and events, and advocacy. More than 70 groups are working across the state to enhance our forests and parks system.
Learn more about the following friends groups and how to get involved with their great work by visiting their web sites:
Boston Natural Areas Network
Charles River Clean Up Boat
Charles River Conservancy
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Friends of Alewife Reservation
Friends of Belle Isle Marsh
Friends of the Blue Hills
Friends of Borderland
Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands
Friends of Breakheart Reservation
Friends of City Square Park
Friends of Cochituate State Park
Friends of Halibut Point State Park
Friends of Harold Parker State Forest
Friends of Hemlock Gorge
Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach
Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation
Friends of the Myles Standish State Forest
Friends of the National Monument to the Forefathers
Friends of Quabbin
Friends of Scusset Beach
Friends of Upton State Forest
Friends of Wachusett Mountain
Friends of Whitehall
Friends of Willard Brook
Friends of Wollaston Beach Reservation
Friends of Wompatuck
Maudslay State Park Association
Mystic River Watershed Association
Revere Beach Partnership
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Southwest Corridor Park Conservancy
Thoreau Society/Friends of Walden Pond
Wachusett Earthday, Inc.
Contact information for other friends groups involved at DCR parks will be coming soon. In the meantime, to learn more about how to become involved with an existing friends group at your favorite park or how to start a new one call 617-626-4964.