Volunteers play a vital role here, helping us to achieve our goals of conserving the land, connecting people to nature and inspiring environmental stewardship.
CONSERVE. CONNECT. INSPIRE.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! We appreciate those who dedicate their time, energy and skills to our mission. Without their generosity, achieving our goals wouldn't be possible.
The benefits of being a volunteer at the Nature Center are endless. Many of our volunteers enjoy connecting with their community and knowing they are making a positive impact on the environment. Volunteering provides an opportunity to meet new people and expand your wealth of knowledge. Volunteers, 13 years of age or older, are welcome at all levels of participation. Group volunteers are also welcome but should to call to discuss current opportunities.
All volunteers are required to fill out an application, followed by an interview and background check. We strive to help you find the right volunteer placement to fit your interests and availability. The application and interview help us get to know you better and highlight possibilities that are present at a given time.
Approved volunteers active within our program are able to sign-up for upcoming opportunities by clicking on an event below. You will be asked to complete a profile with contact information in Volunteer Hub in order to directly sign-up for those opportunities. Questions can be directed to Kristina Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (216) 321-5935, ext. 237.
The Animal Care Assistant will provide food, water, enrichment and other care needs for the program animals within the Nature Center’s Exhibit Space. These animals currently include two Eastern Box Turtles, two Black Rat Snakes and a Corn Snake. We are particularly in need of volunteers for Saturdays and Sundays.
This volunteer will serve as the first point-of-contact for our visitors. Responsibilities include greeting guests as they arrive, assisting customers in the gift shop and various other functions. Our goal is to ensure that our guests have a positive and memorable experience when visiting us.
Volunteers will participate actively in many aspects of land management, including: Pulling invasive plants, trail maintenance, trash collection and learning about ecology. Training and guidance in native plants, management techniques and trail maintenance will be provided. Candidate should expect to work in all weather conditions and lift 20 pounds.