Volunteering at Hog Island

Part of FOHI’s commitment to making the Audubon Camp at Hog Island a sustainable venture is to provide volunteers to help with opening and closing the camp and then to help during the program sessions. Our volunteer team is growing. Many are finding Hog Island to be their summer home, spending time with returning friends.

You’ll find information for current and upcoming volunteers in the top menu, under “Volunteering.”

Our volunteer brochure gives an overview of what to expect.

To get a flavor of what your volunteer stint will be like, read about upcoming (and past) service week sessions.


  1. Joe Bobb
    Posted April 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I was a student assistant way back in 1961 and second boatman in 1962. Please let me know if you come uo short some summer for volunteers . . . am flexible and could possibly “jump in” at the last minute. “Noting is accomplished unless someboday cares”.

    • Juanita
      Posted December 9, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

      Hello Joe, This is a much-belated response. So glad to hear from a former student assistant and second boatman. We can always use a volunteer such as yourself. And your quote is so true. It has proved itself time and time again with Hog Island. I hope to see you back on the island. Juanita

  2. Rosemary Kramer
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Hello! I am a camper for the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens (second session 2013) and I found out about the FOHI while at the camp. It is definitely something that I am interested in and I was wondering what the age limit would be for volunteers. I also want to thank you again for the fantastic time I had, it has really changed me and I think about it every day!

    • FOHI President
      Posted October 23, 2013 at 11:36 am | Permalink

      Hello Rosemary,

      Yes, I remember you well. As you know, many of our volunteers are former teen campers, so if you become one, you will be part of a special group of passionate Hog Island supporters. As you saw when you were here, our volunteers work hard, yet get to enjoy and participate in many of the camp’s activities. I’ll be posting the volunteer schedule within a few days at http://fohi.org/support/volunteer-signup/ Juanita

  3. Jenny Welch
    Posted January 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi Juanita,

    This is Jenny Welch from Florida. I have a new email address because we are in the middle of a move. I will soon have a new address and will send that as soon as I can.

    I am writing to see about volunteering again this summer.
    I have signed up to be a camper this year for Hands-on Bird Science June 19 to 24, 2016,
    If possible, I would like to volunteer for the two weeks before my camp week session.

    Please let me know if this is possible.

    Thank you,


    • FOHI President
      Posted January 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

      Hello Jenny,

      Yes, Joy of Birding and Field Ornithology still has space. So, when you have a chance please submit the volunteer sign-up form for those sessions found at http://fohi.org/support/volunteer-signup/

      Good luck with the move.


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