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Volunteers in the Parks

Learn how you can volunteer and get involved with DCR's projects

Volunteers play an important role in stewarding state parks.  Volunteer projects vary depending on the size of the group, the amount of time committed and the priority needs of the park. 

DCR works with corporate, non-profit, college, civic and recreational groups, as well as individuals with a passion for parks.  Our volunteer season runs annually from mid-May through June 30 and restarts mid-September through November 30.

  • Park Serve Day is Saturday, April 27, 2019. Registration for will be open in early spring 2019
  • National Trails Day is Saturday, June 1, 2019, Information will be available in spring of 2019

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the DCR Volunteer Request Information Form and return it as directed.

DCR's Universal Access Program also offers year-round volunteer opportunities at adaptive recreational programs for park visitors with disabilities.

The following parks are accepting volunteers

Charles River Reservation
Volunteers Managed by the Charles River Conservancy
Sasha Vallieres –  | (617) 300-8173

Castle Island, Pleasure Bay, M Street Beach and Carson Beach
2010 Day Blvd., Boston, MA 02127 | (617) 727-5290

Chestnut Hill Reservation
355 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton, MA 02135|(617) 333-7404

Lowell Heritage State Park
160 Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell | (978) 458-8750

Neponset River Reservation
76 Hill Top St., Boston, MA 02124 | (617) 727-5290

Middlesex Fells Reservation
4 Woodland Road, Stoneham, MA 02180 |
(617) 727-1199 ext. 406 | (617) 727-5380 ext. 406

Myles Standish State Forest
194 Cranberry Rd., Carver, MA 02330 | (508) 866-2526

Quincy Shores Reservation
Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy, MA 02170 |(617) 727-5290

Scussett Beach
20 Scusset Beach Road, Sandwich, MA 02562 | (508) 888-0859

Shawme Crowell State Forest
42 Main St., Sandwich, MA 02563 | (508) 888-0351

Southwest Corridor Park
Headquarters Building
38 New Heath St., Boston, MA 02130 | (617) 727-0057

Additional Resources for The following parks are accepting volunteers