Rockport Public Schools


Community Service Opportunities


Volunteers are needed for

Rockport’s Harvest Festival

Recycle & Compost Program

Festival Date: October 13, 2018

This year’s Harvest Fest, as in years past, is intent on minimizing the amount of trash we generate.  To that end, we are hoping to enlist a volunteer corps to help make this possible.

Volunteers will:

  • help the public sort their recyclables, compostables and trash into designated containers (training provided);

  • switch out recycling and trash bags, compost containers once full

  • collect recyclables and compostables from designated bins;

  • measure results

  • have fun and enjoy the festival while reducing waste and slowing climate change!  

Volunteers are needed starting at nine am for set up until six pm for consolidation. We are looking for volunteers ideally able to work a minimum of two hour shifts.   You can work alone or in a team or we can put you in a team, so you won’t be alone! Students looking to earn community service hours welcomed!


To volunteer visit this URL

For more information contact

Sharon Byrne Kishida

Eric Magers

Patrick Morin


Ad Hoc Water Committee (AHWC) 

Water, our most precious resource on the island!


Here is your chance to volunteer in the oldest standing committee in Rockport, to work towards conserving and preserving our water supply. This is an organizational meeting to focus on our “conserve and preserve” mission and strategize about goals for the months ahead, till we report to Town Meeting in April. Possible initiatives for us to explore:

1)     Review and monitor the watershed land in Town and notify the Town when any such land may come up for sale, so the Town may consider purchase or other action

2)     Conduct tap water tests around town. The water that comes out of our water treatment facility is sound, but to get to taps around town, water must pass through infrastructure both public and private, some of which dates back over 100 years.  Collate results and report back to town.

3)     Educate the public on water conservation, research low-flow devices, to reduce water bills.

4)     New Ideas welcome!

 Our committee reports directly to Town Meeting and seeks to contribute in a manner complementary to other Town committees. All are welcome, students in particular, performing Community Service.

Organizational Meeting: Tuesday, 16 October, 2018, 5-6 PM

(Meetings: Third Tuesday of the Month)

 Meeting Room A, Rockport Town Hall

Heading into Nursing, Social Work or a related medical field? 
Great opportunity to gain some hands on experience, brighten a person's day and earn some Community Service hours at Gloucester Healthcare.  Contact Nancy Pitman at 978-281-033.

Attention dog lovers!!!!!   
Disabled Rockport resident, living at the Rockport School Apartments  needs someone to walk her Cairn Terrier daily, after school. Please call Nancy Shaw at 978-999-5986.



Student volunteers needed to help continue to
monitor elvers migrating up Mill Brook.
Great opportunity to work one on one with NOAA Environmental Scientists.
Interested students, once selected, will become familiar with the following through conversations, watershed hikes, and training:
  • American eel life history, status, human impacts
  • Millbrook and meadow "restoration" project
  • Overview of the watershed and the history of human impacts on the watershed,the importance of the brook to the history of Rockport, 
  • Elver and environmental data collection( a one or two hour a week effort from April 1 through the summer).  
  • Community outreach - during weekly sampling as well as through some community events 
contact: Colleen Coogan at


Attention all Musicians!!

Rockport Legion bands is looking for new members. All practice and performance hours count towards community service. Contact info in Main Office.


Cape Ann Animal Aid

Great place to volunteer! Call 978-283-6055


Interested in TV/Video Production?

call Cape Ann TV - 978-281-2443


Rockport Garden Club

Contact Cheryl Goodman at 978-546-9105


School vacation work available

Help Maintenance staff and others around the school complex during vacation weeks. Sign up in Main office.


The Open Door at the Cape Ann Food Pantry

Volunteers to help serve meals are always needed. Call 978-283-6776


Rockport Art Association

Contact Cheryl Goodman at  Volunteers needed for gallery sitting, exhibition set-up, etc.


Pathways for Children

Click for more information: Nurturing Program Flyer


St. John's Church, Gloucester

Looking for volunteers to help cook and serve dinner Tuesday evenings from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Just come on by! 

24 Jerden's Lane, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone: 978-546-1200
Fax: 978-546-1205