Study Center Volunteer Opportunities

At FOCUS, we see that volunteers play an integral role in almost every part of our programs. Every summer hundreds of students and leaders come to Martha’s Vineyard to have a great experience. This would not be possible without an incredible group of volunteers supporting our programs. From the kitchen to helping around the grounds, we invite our friends, family, and alumni to work alongside of us.

Kitchen Volunteers

Over the summer we would love to have you and your friends come and help us in the kitchen. You will have a chance to prepare delicious and healthy meals and to be part of a community devoted to making sure students have a terrific time here on the Vineyard. You will be the secret ingredient in making our programs as effective as they can be!

If you are interested in working with us over the summer, please follow these steps:

  1. Learn more about volunteering in the kitchen by reading through our FAQs page.
  2. Review the Volunteer Calendar to see which weeks we have kitchen volunteer needs.
  3. Request your dates to be a kitchen volunteer. 

**Please do not make any travel arrangements until you have received an acceptance email confirming your dates.**

Feel like your skills run more toward lawn care or various maintenance jobs? The facilities crew may have some volunteer opportunities that match your skill set. Please be in touch with Linda and Stoddard Lane-Reticker ([email protected]) to discuss further. Our first priority is to make sure the kitchen is well staffed, but if facilities sounds like a better fit for you, please indicate "facilities" on your volunteer application and follow the steps outlined above.

Please contact [email protected] with any additional questions about volunteering.

National Program Volunteers

Click here for more information about being a Volunteer Leader at one of our National Programs.




National Program Volunteers

Click here for more information about being a Volunteer Leader at one of our National Programs.

National Program Volunteers

Click here for more information about being a Volunteer Leader at one of our National Programs.

National Program Volunteers

Click here for more information about being a Volunteer Leader at one of our National Programs.

National Program Volunteers

Click here for more information about being a Volunteer Leader at one of our National Programs.

National Program Volunteers

Click here for more information about being a Volunteer Leader at one of our National Programs.

National Program Volunteers

Click here for more information about being a Volunteer Leader at one of our National Programs.