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Volunteers are absolutely vital in maximizing the resources of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. It is with your help, in a wide variety of ways, that we are able to continue to fulfill our mission.

Current volunteer opportunities and applications are provided here. Needs of the Center change frequently and you are invited to visit this page often for updates.

Thank you for your interest and support of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center as we educate and inspire each of us to understand, appreciate and take responsibility for our natural universe.

Current Opportunities


Wildlife Internship (ages 18 & up)

Interns take part in an unique educational opportunity by assisting wtih animal care, wildlife rehabilitation and public education. More information can be found here.

Wildlife Internships are available and applications will be accepted at the following times:

  • Academic year (September - May): Applications accepted during the month of August
  • Summer (May - August): Applications accepted during the month of March


Facilities Volunteer – Ground Maintenance (ages 18 & up)

This position is responsible for assisting in performing general grounds maintenance in the Center’s backyard gardens, including pulling weeds, plant care, leaf raking and removal, sweeping paths to clear stones and mulch, snow removal. We are requiring a candidate who can commit to a regular schedule which could include weekly, bi‐weekly or monthly.
Facilities Volunteer Application Form-Ground Maintenance
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Wild Summer Reading Camp Volunteer (ages 13 & up)

We are looking for Summer Volunteers to read to, and with, children and to assist Summer Campers with Accelerated Reader computer quizzes and journaling activities. Campers will be children entering grades 1-4 at local area schools.

Camp dates are July 18-August 12, 2016.

Camp times are 8:30-11:30am and/or 12:30-3:30pm.

Volunteers must commit to at least four shifts over the four week period.

For further information, call 440-871-2900, Ext. 211 or email carolelynns@lensc.org.


For current High School Senior Volunteers:

2016-2017 Snider Family Scholarship Application

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