As a volunteer, you can help us keep the sanctuary habitat in great shape for our flora and fauna. We need your help in removing invasive plants, maintaining our trails, picking trash from our shoreline, and keeping the sanctuary safe and beautiful for both visitors and wildlife.


Monthly Volunteer Workdays are scheduled on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for our calendar of events.

Bring a water bottle, and dress for the season. We suggest wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy footwear. We’ll supply the tools and cotton work gloves.

If you are interested in becoming more active in the organization and would like to serve on the Board of Directors please let us know.

About The Edith G. Read Sanctuary

The Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary is a 179-acre wildlife sanctuary adjacent to Rye Playland, in Rye, NY. The sanctuary features a shoreline on Long Island Sound, Manursing Lake, salt-marsh wetland, trails through a deciduous forest, a bamboo grove, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers. The National Audubon Society has acknowledged the sanctuary as an Important Bird Area. The sanctuary’s nature center building has nature exhibits and a bird viewing window, and a setting for educational programs. Learn more about the history of the Sanctuary

Volunteer Sign-up Form