Volunteer Days on Hurricane Island

Join us for a volunteer day!  Use the form at the bottom of the page to sign up for one (or more) of our trips. We look forward to seeing you on Hurricane!

This year's dates are

  • Sunday, May 5th, 2019

  • Sunday, June 9, 2019

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019

Escape to Hurricane Island for a day! Our volunteer days offer wonderful opportunities to spend time on Hurricane, visit old friends and make new ones, and get involved with hands-on service projects in a beautiful setting.

Our volunteer crew from our April 25, 2015 Volunteer Day

It takes many hands and a ton of energy to keep Hurricane up and running! Projects abound, and our staff is small. Sometimes we need helping hands to make significant progress. This is where you come in! You don’t need to have any particular set of skills to participate, and we appreciate your help!

The day starts with everyone meeting our staff, and reviewing the task list for the day. There are activities for everyone:  you might volunteer to help build a deck, paint a building, cut back brush on trails, or weed the garden. We love it when our youngest volunteers make lemonade deliveries!

We provide round-trip transportation from North Haven and Vinalhaven as needed and also from Rockland departing Journey’s End Marina at 8 a.m and returning at 5 p.m. Mid-day we take a break for a big communal lunch, and we always leave time for an ocean swim at the end of the day!

Attending a volunteer day at Hurricane Island might be the best way to learn what is going on with the Hurricane Island Foundation. You spend the day working along side the people who are making the island happen. The work day is well organized and structured, the conversation is lively and generally centered around the island’s activity, the lunch is amazing and transportation provided. In exchange for a fair bit of sweat equity, you can have all your questions answered about the current programs and developmental plans. You come away feeling as though you have earned an honorary membership to the Hurricane Island Community.
— Mark Jackson, Vocational Technology Instructor at Vinalhaven School
I am thankful that an Island as beautiful and special as Hurricane Island is still being used for education and to help people grow in positive ways. With the help of the Hurricane Island Foundation, more youth in today’s society learn to value and respect themselves, others and nature!
— Albert Kolodji, Volunteer