The year-round programming and events that occur at the Environmental Discovery Center could not be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers. Join our team and expand your knowledge of nature, share your appreciation of the environment with others, and meet people with similar interests. Volunteers receive a free volunteer shirt and can attend a volunteer appreciation event. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our online volunteer interest form. If you have any additional questions about volunteering, please call 386-615-7081. The volunteer handbook is a useful resource to start with.
Opportunities (training provided):
Community Program Leader
Community programs are open to the public and serve groups of all ages and backgrounds. Volunteers conduct the necessary research in order to be prepared for the program. Delivering educational programs involves both the set-up and clean-up of program supplies. This position requires the ability to work independently. Environmental education experience preferred.View Full Position Description
Field Trip Leader
Field trips serve schools, boy/girl scouts, youth service groups, etc. These programs will be provided as requested. Volunteers conduct the necessary research in order to be prepared for the program. Delivering educational programs involves both the set-up and clean-up of program supplies. This position requires the ability to work independently. Environmental education experience preferred.View Full Position Description
Duties include monitoring displays for cleanliness and good repair, welcoming visitors, engaging visitors in conversation about displays, answering questions, checking the classroom for supplies and general appearance, and assisting with school in the building. Good communication skills needed.View Full Position Description
Special events occur about four times per year. Volunteers assist with set-up, break-down, greeting and directing visitors, leading stations, and assisting in other areas as needed.View Full Position Description
Volunteers will seek out and attend outreach events as Environmental Discovery Center representatives. All outreach materials will be provided. Volunteers would work half-day shifts in teams of 2-4. This position requires the ability to work independently.View Full Position Description
Helping to identify and establish community partnerships and sponsorships (for displays, programs, or events). Good communication skills needed.View Full Position Description
Duties include developing innovative program ideas, conducting research, and writing program scripts.View Full Position Description
We invite you to join us as a community partner/sponsor. Community partnerships will help us to foster a pathway to success. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a partner/sponsor, please call 386-615-7081.
Community partnership - cross-promote events, collaborate on events or programs, lend supplies, and share staff and/or volunteers.
Monetary support - outdoor classroom, exhibit panels/trail markers/kiosks, and special events.