Volunteer Opportunities

The Boston Harbor Association welcomes volunteers on a number of our projects and programs. Some of our current opportunities are listed below. Please call our office (617-482-1722) or email us if you are interested in volunteering.

Current Opportunities

Make A Difference! Join The Boston Harbor Association in making a difference by volunteering in one of the following ways:

Beach Clean-ups

Beach clean-ups are a great way to make a difference along the water this summer. Join TBHA’s efforts to make the Boston Harbor Beaches the cleanest ever by volunteering with your office, alumni group, or friends for a fun and fulfilling afternoon. TBHA will provide gloves and trash bags for a two-hour cleanup. Alternatively, join others at a clean-up organized by The Boston Harbor Association. For more information or to schedule a cleanup, please call Virginia at (617) 482-1722.

Responsible Boating

Join TBHA in our efforts to keep Boston Harbor clean by minimizing the amount of marine debris and pollution found in the harbor through our responsible boating program. Marine debris, boat discharge, fuel spills and improper selection of cleaning materials all pose threats to Boston Harbor’s future. Boaters can help with our “Responsible Boating” campaign to educate marinas. Contact TBHA at (617) 482-1722 for a free 2003 Boaters’ Guide to a Cleaner Boston Harbor.

Fall Harbor Bound Career Speaker

Lend your knowledge and time this fall as a career speaker for TBHA’s Fall Harbor Bound program for inner city youth. Fall Harbor Bound runs in conjunction with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to provide an opportunity for high school students to conduct hands-on water quality test on Boston Harbor, tour the Deer Island wastewater treatment facility, and learn about environmental and maritime careers and merchant issues from local professionals. For more information or to volunteer to be a career speaker, please call Virginia at (617) 482-1722.

HarborWalk Tours

Participate in one of TBHA’s free HarborWalk tours, learn about recent changes and improvements to Boston’s HarborWalk, and make recommendations on how public access can be improved. Your comments, observations, and suggestions will be incorporated into TBHA’s ongoing efforts to make the HarborWalk an inviting and enjoyable destination for all. Children and adults, residents and visitors are all encouraged to come along. For more information, please call The Boston Harbor Association at (617) 482-1722.

Volunteer Information Specialist

The Boston Harbor Association’s resource library has one of the most comprehensive collection of materials regarding Boston Harbor. A slide and photo collection of Boston Harbor past and present also exists. If you would like to join the TBHA office team in helping to maintain, update and organize these materials while learning about numerous Boston Harbor related issues, please call (617) 482-1722.

Volunteer Webmaster

Over the past several years, TBHA’s website has continued to grow and become more complex. Volunteers with background in website management and design who might be interested in helping to keep www.tbha.org functioning smoothly and up to date with our many valuable programs and events, please call us at (617) 482-1722.

TBHA Intern

Periodically, high school and college age interns assist with TBHA’s Harbor education programs and special events. If you are interested in learning more about specific opportunities, please contact our office via email (mail@tbha.org).