Thanks for your interest in volunteering on Star Island this spring! We can’t wait to start opening up the island, and we couldn’t do it without all our hard-working volunteers. 

This is going to be an unusual Spring. Here are some changes we are anticipating:
  • Weekends will be much smaller than usual this year as we adjust to this unusual season. 
  • Most spring volunteering will happen during the week (arrive Monday, depart Friday). 
  • Volunteer projects will be limited to those that are absolutely essential for opening the island (cleaning guest rooms, grounds work etc.)
  • Social distancing guidelines will be in place, masks will be required, and volunteers will be asked to bring their own bedding (sleeping bags etc.).

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Have you ever volunteered at Star Island before?

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* 3. What is your preferred work assignment? Please rank with 1 being your first choice.

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* 4. Please list relevant skills/experience (e.g. painting, chair caning, carpentry, gardening, maintenance, information technology, etc.)

Please note: While we are collecting this information now, due to the pandemic, we might not be able to accommodate volunteers even if they have a certain skill set we would normally find valuable.

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* 5. During which period would you prefer to volunteer? Please rank your preferences with 1 being your first choice. 

Please note:
  • Weeks begin with a boat to star around 7AM on Monday and a departure around 2PM on Friday (exact boat times TBD)
  • Weekends begin with a boat to Star around 6PM on Friday and a departure from Star around 2PM on Sunday (Monday for Memorial Day Weekend). (exact boat times TBD)

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* 7. Please list any dietary restrictions you may have so that we may make your stay comfortable! (Are you a vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, or allergic to any foods?)

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* 8. In this unusual year, we are considering offering a day volunteer option in order to accommodate more volunteers while at the same time reducing risk. Day volunteers would come out for one or more days, leaving Portsmouth in the morning and leaving Star in the afternoon. Day volunteers would bring their own lunch and have separate bathroom facilities. Are you interested and available to be a day volunteer?

Thank you for applying to volunteer on Star Island! We deeply appreciate your commitment to help prepare Star Island for the coming season. Applications will be accepted as space permits, and assignment notifications will be sent via e-mail by the end of April.

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