Volunteer at Cape Abilities!

Download or print a Volunteer Application

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

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

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

Here are some of our current volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer Winter Helpers at the Farm in Dennis
The farm is closed to the public this time of year but we are already getting ready for the spring. Volunteers are needed to clean and prepare pots, string tomato hooks in the greenhouses, organize and clean the grounds and the farm store.

Volunteer Position: Data Entry Volunteer in the Human Resources Department

Are you proficient in Excel or HRIS payroll system? The Human Resources Department, located at the Lyndon Center in Hyannis is looking for a volunteer who is organized, analytical and detail oriented to help with several data entry projects.

Volunteer Administrative Volunteer at the Lyndon Center in Hyannis
Help the Lyndon Center staff with a variety of clerical tasks, including: answering the phone and greeting at the front desk, filing, scanning documents, data entry, preparing mailers.

Volunteer Human Rights Committee Member
Our Human Rights Committee is looking for a new member from the legal field. Are you a lawyer, paralegal or law expert? Share your expertise with the Human Rights Committee to protect the rights of the people we serve.  The committee meets for two hours every other month.

Volunteer Direct Care Assistant
Support our Day Habilitation & Community Based Day Supports programs 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 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 Thrift Shop Assistant
Our Thrift Shop needs volunteers to help in these three areas:

  • Weekend Shop Assistant
    • Help out in the shop with sales and cashiering
  • Social Media Volunteer
    • Use your smartphone skills to promote new products in the shop
  • Delivery Driver Assistant
    • Must have clean driving record, ability to lift 25lbs. and to communicate effectively with Cape Abilities staff and customers.

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! 


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!


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.

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

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!


We love our volunteers.

Their never-ending passion and genuine desire to help
plays a vital role in the success of our mission.


“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 (far left), with Cape Abilities volunteers Beth (center) and Vivian.



Please join our volunteer family soon!

Not only will you help change the lives
of the individuals we serve,
but, amazingly, your life will be changed too!