Riveredge Nature Center is here
thanks to volunteers!

Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the activities  and are critical to the achievement of our mission. We understand that no two volunteers are alike. Some can help a little, some a lot. Some have weekends available, some weekdays. Some want to do the “grunt” work on the land and others are more comfortable planning and organizing. 

Thank you for your interest in helping out at Riveredge!

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

  • Volunteer Naturalist - teach or assist in environmental education programs to school-aged children.
  • Camp Volunteer - Assist the Summer Camp education staff (mid June - mid August) or in Winter Camp (the week after Christmas).
  • Homeschool Assistant - Assist Riveredge Educators with homeschool programming (September - May).
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RESEARCH & STEWARDSHIP

  • Habitat Healer - assist in caring for the land: plantings, invasive species control, brush clearing, etc. (Tuesdays 9am-noon).
  • Garden or Farm Assistant -  Assist with various project needs and harvest organic vegetables from our organic garden or permaculture farm (April - October).
  • Sanctuary Special Projects -  Help with land-based projects on an on call basis. 
  • Maple Sugarin' Sap Hauler - We need strong individuals with fairly open schedules to haul the sap bags and empty them into tanks. (on call in March)
  • Water Quality Monitor - Take measurements and samples from various locations within the watershed (Spring).
  • Species Counts - Help with bird, frog, and/or butterfly counts (other species occasionally).

OFFICE & EVENTS

  • Visitor Center Receptionist - Greet and assist visitors, answer and direct phone calls, other duties as needed.
  • Special Events Worker - Help at various special events such as Maple Sugarin' events, River Valley Bike Ride, Sturgeon Fest, Spring Egg Hunt, Earth Day, Farm Dinner, Frothy Forage, etc (you will be contacted for scheduling).
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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Business owners and supervisors, give your employees a chance to get outdoors and help Riveredge Nature Center in the process.  We can provide a rewarding team building day for them as they complete various projects. Opportunities include:  Trail work, splitting wood, working in the organic garden, painting, building boardwalks and much more!  Come out for a few hours or all day.We provide snacks and if you stay all day lunch is on us! Limit of 14 people at a time to ensure a quality experience. See our corporate opportunities page for more great options for your company to connect with Riveredge!
  • Projects are also available for groups and Eagle Scouts.  We’ll help design a volunteer opportunity that you’ll love and will help out Riveredge at the same time! Contact Riveredge at 262-375-2715.