Volunteers created the ENC and continue to contribute a significant portion of the skills, effort and time required to run the Center. Want to help? Download an ENC Adult Volunteer Application. Opportunities include:
Volunteer Hours: Weekends 8AM – 12PM, 12PM – 4PM. Weekday docents are also needed (8AM to 12:30 and 12:30 – 5PM).
Museum Docents staff the front desk, greet visitors, and provide information at the ENC’s state-of-the-art learning facility. To volunteer, read the Museum Docent Manual and watch the ENC Presentation. Fill out and sign the last page for the manual, and return it to the ENC. Once we receive it we will contact you to arrange additional training.
Event docents assist with evening and weekend educational programs and fundraising events. They staff the front desk, assisting with event sign-in and fee collection. At fundraising events, docents help with set-up, clean-up, food service and much more.
Grounds volunteers are needed to help weed, plant, maintain the trails and pick-up litter.
Volunteer Hours: Saturdays May 5 – Oct. 13, 10AM – 12:30PM, 12:30PM – 3PM.
Want to spend some time enjoying the butterflies in our Butterfly House, while teaching others about these important animals? Butterfly House Docents help monitor the butterfly house, greet the public, provide casual interpretation, clarify rules and answer questions. Docents commit to volunteer approximately three hours per month or more if desired, during butterfly season. Docents must complete the Butterfly Docent training workshop, offered at the Environmental Nature Center or posses similar training or experience. Training includes an overview of frequently asked questions, a description of the host and nectar plants in the ENC’s butterfly house, and the butterflies likely to be found in the House over the coming season. Docents will view a 1.5 hour presentation, and tour the ENC’s butterfly house. To volunteer, read the Butterfly House Docent Manual and watch the Butterfly House Docent Training Presentation. Fill out and sign the last page for the manual, and return it to the ENC. Once we receive it we will contact you to arrange additional training.
Fall Fair and Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 13, 2013. Let us know if you’d like to volunteer at the Faire this year!
7-10AM Set-up – Help us “toss pumpkins” and set up canopies, tables and chairs.
10AM – 3PM Faire – ADULTS help during the Faire by selling tickets, native plants, pumpkins, etc.
3-5PM Clean-up – Help us take down canopies, tables, chairs and clean up.
Do you have something meaningful to bring to the table? Want to add some experience to your résumé? The ENC is seeking a few great Interns who are motivated “self starters.” Like most non-profits, we have a lot that needs to get done, and not always enough time to do it. Click on the links below to learn about our opportunities, but before you do that, read this great article about interning!
Please complete and return the Adult Internship Application to us, and we will call you to schedule an interview.