The Beaver Institute, Inc.  is a national 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. Our mission is to be a catalyst for advancing beaver management and watershed restoration by providing technical and financial assistance to public and private landowners experiencing beaver conflicts, supporting scientific research, training mitigation professionals, and increasing public appreciation of the beaver’s critical role in creating wetland ecosystems. Our vision is to one day have all beaver-human conflicts resolved in a science-based manner while maximizing the many benefits that beavers contribute to the environment.

In order to pursue our mission and vision we rely on like-minded individuals and organizations for assistance of both volunteered time and financial support. Thank you in advance for considering becoming a member today, and feel the satisfaction of making a difference by volunteering either some time or donating online to help us. You’ll be glad you did.

Volunteer Positions Available at the Beaver Institute

Join our All-Volunteer team and feel the satisfaction of making this world a better place.

If you can spare 1 hour a week (10 minutes a day) or more we would like to hear from you. We have a wide selection of volunteer duties that need to be done on a regular basis, so let’s talk so we can find something enjoyable that will also give you a deep sense of satisfaction knowing you are making a real difference in the world. Resolving problems for people and also allowing beavers and the others species that rely on them to live and flourish is very rewarding work!

We have a wide variety of volunteer positions to match you skills and interests. Please volunteer today, you’ll be glad you did!

Beaver Research Volunteer
As a Beaver Research Volunteer you can serve as a liaison between scientific researchers and the Beaver Institute. Primary duties include assisting researchers interested in financial and technical support, and reporting the progress of all Beaver Institute supported research.

Education Volunteer
As an Education Volunteer you will receive training to help you raise public awareness about the value of beavers and the ecosystems they create, either directly as a presenter or by disseminating information to people who contact the Beaver Institute.

Beaver Management Volunteer
As a Beaver Management Volunteer you will receive training to be able to assist anyone who contacts the Beaver Institute requesting assistance or training about how to manage problematic beavers.

Operations Volunteer
As an Operations Volunteer you will be trained to handle many of the important behind the scenes details essential for a successful charitable nonprofit organization.

Grant Writing Volunteer
Grant funding will enable us to do the important work of the Beaver Institute. If you have experience as a grant writer we would appreciate your help. We can also train non-grant writers to assist us with researching suitable sources for grant funding.

Social Media
As a Social Media Volunteer you would help the Beaver Institute connect with the public to support everything we are doing as an organization.

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We are extremely grateful to all our donors who make it possible for us to do the important work of supporting and expanding progressive beaver management, research, and educational programs.

The Beaver institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Thank you for considering financially supporting our mission. Your donation is fully tax-deductible.

Please donate now with PayPal, or send a check payable to:

Beaver Institute, Inc.
14 Mountain Road
Southampton, MA 01073

P.S. – Thanks to our all-volunteer staff we are an extremely frugal organization and can really stretch your dollars a long way for maximum impact!  🙂

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Legacy Gifts

Make a lasting mark for a better world with a Legacy Gift to the Beaver Institute, Inc., and feel great about it!

You can make a bequest for either a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of your estate. Here is sample language for you to review with your advisers for inclusion in your estate plan.

I give, devise and bequeath to the Beaver Institute, Inc., a nonprofit organization located in Southampton, Massachusetts, $__________ /  __________% of my estate to be used at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Beaver Institute, Inc. for the general purposes the organization, unless otherwise specified as follows:

Because your will is an important legal document, the Beaver Institute, Inc. recommends that you seek professional guidance from an attorney.

We encourage you to share with us the relevant page(s) of your final will which references your wishes for the Beaver Institute, Inc. This will allow us to recognize and thank you, and ensure that your wishes are followed appropriately.

To make a legacy gift, please contact Mike Callahan, Beaver Institute Founder and President, at 413-695-0484 or

Your legacy gift will help the Beaver Institute achieve our Mission to advance progressive beaver management from coast to coast to promote biodiversity, vibrant ecosystems and healthy watersheds for generations to come! Thank you.