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Volunteers & Staff at 25th Birthday Celebration

Note: Scroll down to fill out a Volunteer Questionnaire or see Internships.

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 thousands of hours of  their 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 butterflies! Fun!

You can let us know you’re interested in helping out with any of our programs by contacting us, filling out our online Volunteer Questionnaire below, or by printing and filling out a Questionnaire here).

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.

You can also learn more at our seasonal volunteer orientations/trainings (next Information Session on Thursday March 14th, 6:30-7:45 at the Eugene Public Library’s Tykeson Room). 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! Contact us for the next meeting date.