Volunteering opportunities in Cleveland

Are you a teen (Age 13+) looking for an opportunity to explore your interests and gain real world experience? The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is the place for you! Share your talents in these programs and build your professional skills and resume!

One Day Volunteer Opportunities (Year-round) We offer one-day volunteer opportunities for special events such as the following:

  • Plant Sale Day
  • Stewardship Saturdays
  • Family Fishing Day
  • Take to the Lake
  • Hike and Run
  • AutumnFest

Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC) Youth Assistants (Spring Break and June-August)
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes welcomes teens to assist with the supervision and education of campers attending Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC) this spring break and summer. Volunteers participate in hikes, nature-related activities, games, and crafts while making camp an enjoyable and positive experience. Training sessions and guidance in camp games, activities, and camper supervision will be provided.

2023 Spring Break Camp Assistant Volunteer Description– 13+ years old; March 27 – March 31
Summer Counselor in Training Volunteer Description– 13+ years old
Summer Camp Junior Counselor Description – 16+ years old & prior experience

Youth Stewardship Assistants (June-August)
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes welcomes teens to assist our land management staff with natural-area projects during the summer. Responsibilities include pulling invasive plants, trail maintenance, trash collection, and learning about plants and ecology. Training and guidance in native plants, land management techniques, and trail maintenance will be provided.

2023 Youth Stewardship Assistant – 14+ years old

Ready to Apply?

The links below can be used by all applicants. Please submit a volunteer application indicating your area of interest. The reference form should be completed by two non-family references. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you upon the receipt of a complete application.

Click here for the Application Page.
Click here to access the Reference Form.

Prior OAC Volunteers: Please submit the Camp Interest form

Prior Youth Stewardship Volunteers: Please submit the Youth Stewardship Interest form