Volunteering at the Park
Become a Wetlands Park volunteer!
All volunteers must attend training classes and undergo a background check prior to getting started. See below for the volunteer opportunities and to sign up for an orientation class.
Volunteers provide visitor services in the Information Kiosk and the Exhibit Gallery. Volunteers answer general questions, educate, and inspire connections in the habitat exhibits.
Volunteers lead small groups for all-outdoors Field Trips for grades 3-5 and provide educational tabletops at events.
Wetlands Watch volunteers walk the Park on their own and report conditions and other observations. Watch volunteers may also pick up trash and remove graffiti.
Wetlands: Hands On!
Wetlands Hands On Team Leads take part in monthly stewardship events within the Park by helping to coordinate and supervise community volunteers. Learn more.
View videos of our recent projects on YouTube.
Becoming a Volunteer
The first step to becoming a volunteer is to sign up to attend an information class, Get Involved at Wetlands Park, to learn about the program and expectations as well as an overview of the Park. Following the class, volunteers will schedule a one-on-one interview and complete a Volunteer Application. All volunteers must undergo fingerprinting and a background check, which takes several weeks to complete. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment of seven hours per month and to remain in the program for at least six months. Additional training classes are also required.
Upcoming Volunteer Classes:
Saturday, August 20, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, September 17, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, October 15, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, November 19, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, January 21, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Sign up here.