Volunteering at the Education Center
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Education Center. We serve over 30,000 people every year and the Heritage Library is home to 9,400 years of Watershed history. We couldn’t do it without the help of our compassionate, dedicated, long-term volunteers.
A variety of positions are open for all different levels of interest and experience. No experience is necessary. We will provide an orientation and training. Browse the volunteer descriptions to see how you can share the wonder and beauty of the Cedar River Watershed.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone! Youth under 18 years of age need a parent or guardian’s signature. Youth under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Can groups volunteer?
Yes. Groups can volunteer for Special Events and there are occasional opportunities for stewardship projects.
Can I get service learning or community service credit for school?
How do I volunteer?
Submit a volunteer application. Most volunteer positions require a 3-month commitment, but there is some flexibility. Sign me up.
What can you do?
- Special Events - Volunteers needed for Wondering About Wildlife, December 28th from 9:00 to 4:00. Volunteers will help with crafts activities, nature focused activities, and refreshments.
- Heritage Library Host - Volunteer one Saturday or Sunday a month and open the Heritage Library for visitors to explore the history of the Cedar River Watershed.
- Heritage Library – Are you interested in history and research? Help us preserve the documents, photos, maps and more of the Cedar River Watershed.
- Education Center Hosts – Greet visitors, answer questions and help with administrative tasks that keep our visitors and students learning.
- Landscape Conservator – Help the grounds stay full of native plants.
- Special Projects
- Cedar River Watershed Program Host – Drive vans for our programs and help our instructors as they lead groups in exploration of natural and cultural history.