Volunteers & Staff at 25th Birthday Celebration

Note: Scroll down to fill out a Volunteer Questionnaire.

Volunteers 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 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 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 Volunteer Information Session on March 18, from 6-7:30 at our Yurt in Alton Baker Park. At this event we’ll talk about how you can learn to lead school nature walks in Alton Baker Park this spring as well as other Nearby Nature volunteer opportunities — including gardening projects, restoration work, school visits, weekend events, TAG Team graffiti patrol, and summer daycamps!

You can let us know you’re interested in volunteering for any of our programs by contacting us or by printing and filling out our Volunteer Questionnaire or filling one out online below.