The Spirit of Volunteering
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” The Urban Ecology Center is a good place to start. Simply said, we would not be here today without the efforts of the volunteers who founded this organization and the thousands that have followed in their footsteps. Bring your interests, skills and time to the Urban Ecology Center to make our community and our environment better. Whether you are looking for a way to give back, solve a community problem or find a way to meet other people who share your interests, we are ready to help you get started.
There are many ways to volunteer regularly at the Urban Ecology Center. Here are just a few of the jobs that volunteers do at the Urban Ecology Center:
Teen Adventure Challenge
Help teens experience an adventure they'll never forget! Volunteers needed for a wide variety of duties including assisting with equipment, check point activities, photography and lunch set-up. Must attend a volunteer orientation. Check our events calendar for the next upcoming occurrence. Click here for an overview of the event.
Assist with our Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation programming. Must attend a volunteer orientation. Check our events calendar for the next upcoming occurrence.
Help to restore the natural areas of our parks by removing invasive species. No experience or orientation required. Check our events calendar for the next upcoming occurrence.
Our receptionists are the friendly faces that greet visitors to the Center. Must attend a volunteer orientation. Check our events calendar for the next upcoming occurrence.
Come to one of the Center’s upcoming volunteer orientations to learn about current volunteer needs and opportunities and how these match your skills, interests and availability. Please choose an orientation at the location where you think you would most frequently volunteer. You can register by searching for volunteer orientations on our events calendar.