• Atlantic Ocean beach at Cape Cod National Seashore

    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail

    Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.

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Volunteer Opportunities for 2014

Cape Cod National Seashore benefits greatly from the work of volunteers. In 2013, over 48,000 hours were contributed by 728 volunteers. These volunteers support Cape Cod National Seashore in a variety of ways, such as: providing interpretive services at visitor centers and historic structures; maintaining trails; participating in historical reenactments; contributing to natural resource restoration projects; assisting with natural resource and cultural history research projects; and helping to protect park habitats and wildlife, including seals and endangered shorebirds. Most opportunities are seasonal, but there are some volunteer positions that are available year 'round. Seasonal opportunities are usually listed by early spring.

Government housing is limited and is unavailable during certain times of the year. The majority of our volunteer opportunities require that people live within a reasonable commuting distance or locate their own lodging nearby. Cape Cod National Seashore does not have campgrounds, but there are privately operated campgrounds near the national seashore. There are two small trailer pads with hook-ups near headquarters for volunteers who wish to live in their own campers. Training, uniforms (if applicable), and supplies and equipment are provided for all positions. Some positions require driving, in which case a valid driver's license is required.

Several twelve-week internships are offered every year, with dates starting from spring through early fall. Most internships are in natural and cultural resource management and interpretation. All internship opportunities are posted at www.thesca.org. Housing is provided for these full-time interns.

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sue Moynihan, Chief of Interpretation and Cultural Resources Management, (508) 957 - 0738.
 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

 

Did You Know?

Atlantic coastline at Cape Cod National Seashore

In 1959, Massachusetts Senators John F. Kennedy and Leverett Saltonstall introduced the legislation that led to the creation of Cape Cod National Seashore. Two years later, in 1961, then-President John F. Kennedy signed into law Public Law 87-126 which authorized Cape Cod National Seashore.