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Volunteers and interns are the heart and soul of Nearby Nature. They come from all walks of life and include everyone from elementary school students to wise elders.
Every year, volunteers and interns donate 6,500+ hours of time and talents to our programs! They lead nature walks, do classroom visits, staff information booths, and help with summer daycamps. They plant gardens, pull ivy, and paint murals. They stuff envelopes, post flyers, take pictures, do litter patrol, and help with fundraisers. Sometimes volunteers even dress up like frogs or dragonflies! Fun!
Volunteering or interning is a great way to invest in your community, meet fascinating people, and learn about local natural history. You can find out more about specific types of programs below.
Learn more at our spring, summer, and fall volunteer orientations/trainings. At these events we talk about leading school nature walks in Alton Baker Park, gardening projects, restoration work, school visits, weekend events, TAG Team graffiti patrol, summer daycamps, and more! See Calendar for next event — June 6th Summer Daycamps Training!