Volunteer at Cape Abilities!

Cape Abilities Volunteers (l-r) Nancy, Beth, and Vivian


“I have a strong commitment to the Cape Abilities mission. Any slight contribution I can make to help and empower our participants to meet their individual goals is important to me.”Nancy, a year-round volunteer with Cape Abilities


Download or print
a Volunteer Application


Please fill out completely
and return to Moira (right), Volunteer Coordinator:

By Email: volunteer@capeabilities.org
By Mail:    Volunteers @ Cape Abilities, 895 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis, MA 02601

For any questions call Moira at (774) 487-4801 


Chatham Orpheum Theater GM Kevin McLain and Cape Abilities Volunteer Mary Flynn

We love our volunteers.

Their never-ending passion and genuine desire to help plays a vital role in the success of our mission.  Our volunteer program is active and thriving, and we hope you will consider joining this very special community, no matter how much time you can give.  Fun and flexible volunteer opportunities range from regular weekly assignments to one-time special events, on a schedule that works best for you.

There are unlimited opportunities to make a difference when you volunteer at Cape Abilities.  Share your skills and your hobbies with a specific volunteer position that assists our businesses, or you can help our participants in our day habilitation programs learn to garden, cook, paint, take photos or use a computer.

“I volunteer because I love knowing that I can do the littlest thing that can really make the biggest amount of difference. It makes me feel good.  It makes me fell enriched.”Mary Flynn (above, right), part-time volunteer and frequent host/greeter of our Sensory Film Series in Chatham.

No matter how you volunteer, we know you can help change the lives of individuals we serve every day!


And we are proud to announce that Cape Abilities has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise! Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a very prestigious accomplishment for an organization. Certification signifies that organizations have the capability and management expertise to strategically use volunteers to improve the performance of their organization!  Click on the ‘Certified’ logo to learn more about this tremendous accomplishment!



Here are some of our current volunteer opportunities:Preview Changes (opens in a new window)

Volunteer Position: Direct Care Assistant
Support our Day Habilitation & Community Based Day Supports in Hyannis, Eastham, and Falmouth. Provide assistance for both on and off site activities including; life skills, cooking, exercise, music, art, and community activities.

Volunteer Position:  Companion
Be a companion to an individual at one of Cape Abilities’ residential homes located in Brewster, Hyannis, Barnstable, Centerville, Yarmouth, Harwich, Orleans and Sandwich.

Volunteer Position:  Harbor Walk Committee Volunteer
Help us plan our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Cape Abilities Harbor Walk/Fun Run on May 19, 2018 in Hyannis. Bring your creativity and enthusiasm. The committee meets for one hour meetings in Hyannis.

Volunteer Position/Role:  Ambassador/Greeter at the Cape Abilities Sensory Film Screenings
Bring your friendly smile and join us every third Saturday of the month at the Chatham Orpheum Theater. Greet people and share our mission with all movie attendees. Bring a guest and stay and watch the movie for free!

Volunteer Position: Delivery Driver
Assist the staff with delivery of farm products to and from the farm in Dennis. Deliver products to and from our vendors and Cape Abilities locations. Must have clean driving record, ability to lift 25 plus lbs. and to communicate effectively with Farm staff and vendors.

Volunteer Position: Farm and Farm Store Assistants
Come join us at the Farm! We need volunteers to help in various positions: Greenhouse, Garden Center, Retail Store and Special Events.
We are looking for some friendly, outgoing volunteers to be part of the fun, hardworking team at the Farm and the Farm store.


We LOVE our volunteers and everything they do to improve the quality of life for our participants.
We hope you will join our volunteer family soon!