Volunteers are critical to the expanding work of Friends of Goose Pond. We are always seeking individuals interested in helping with our activities. Thank you in advance for your willingness to help support our efforts to promote and maintain Goosepond Fish and Wildlife Area!
Listed below are short descriptions of some of the most frequent volunteer opportunities. If you wish to be contacted when volunteers are needed, please complete the Volunteer Submission Form. Once received your name will be added to our list of interested volunteers and you will be contacted when an event in your interest area occurs. If you are unable to help when we call, we understand; we only ask that once you commit to an event, please if at all possible, see it through.
Tour Guides: FoGP is often asked to provide tours of the property. A training program will be developed to help those interested in guiding tours to develop an appropriate presentation.
Chaperones: Numerous schools are using GPFWA as an outdoor learning laboratory. Volunteers are needed during these outings to help ensure the experience is meaningful and educational. A short orientation prior to the outing is provided to help the chaperones understand the learning outcomes of the session.
County-Pride Day: Twice a year, a general clean up of GPFWA is conducted. Volunteers are provided with gloves and trash bags. Small groups are assigned designated areas, and DNR staff is on hand to help with heavy items and to collect trash bags. This event generally occurs on a Saturday during the morning hours, 8am -12 pm.
Volunteer Coordinator: As the need and response for volunteers increases it will be necessary to have one volunteer designated to help coordinate and match volunteers with activities. This position can be completed from home with the use of a telephone and e-mail.
Promotion Volunteers: Volunteers are often needed to help promote Friends of Goose Pond at a variety of venues. This can include staffing a booth at a local event, helping to sell calendars at local craft fairs, or helping to build a float for the annual 4th of July parade.
Board Member: Occasionally volunteers are needed to complete vacancies on the eleven member Friends of Goose Pond Board. The Goose Pond Board of Directors is a volunteer organization that meets monthly to determine the scope of activities of the organization. Board Members should be committed to the Mission of Friends of Goose Pond, and able to spend 5-7 hours a month on FoGP Activities.
Hunting Volunteer: Many youth hunts and firearms trainings for youth are conducted on the property. Volunteers are always needed for these events to help ensure a safe and fun experience for our youth hunters.
Welcome Center: As GPFWA grows, we hope to have a designated Welcome Center and gift shop which will operate on a limited basis at first. This would require people to commit to a regular schedule on a monthly basis.