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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

 

Back to Nature Camp Volunteer (ages 13 & up)

Work with children in Grades K-5 and assist Center Education Program Specialists in setting up, cleaning up and overseeing science activities, crafts, group hikes, monitoring and keeping track of campers. Volunteers must be comfortable standing for the majority of camp and being outdoors. Volunteers must attend a scheduled training session prior to camp on Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. Camp will run June 17 - 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.


More information and an application form can be found here

 

Wild Summer Reading Camp Volunteer (ages 13 & up)

Work with children in Grades K-6 and assist Education Program Specialists in setting up, cleaning up and overseeing science activities, crafts, group hikes, monitoring and keeping track of campers, reading stories and many other fun activities. Volunteers will spend time outside and must be able to hike in warm weather. Camps for Kindergarteners through Grade 2 meet weekly in the Log Cabin for 3 days - Tuesdays through Thursdays. Several school age camps meet all day for 4 to 5 days.


More information and an application form can be found here

 

Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer (ages 18 & up)

Assist with the daily cleaning, feeding and care to more than 160+ species of animals. During peak migratory periods there will be a great need to assist with native songbirds injured during migration. Other animals may include birds of prey, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and aquatic animals under the direction of the wildlife staff.


More information and an application form can be found here

 

Animal Care Volunteer (ages 18 & up)

Assist with the daily cleaning, feeding and care to our collection of more than 100 resident educational animals including domestic and native mammals, birds of prey, reptiles and aquatic animals under the direction of the wildlife staff.


More information and an application form can be found here

 

Wildlife Lights Out CLE (ages 18 & up)

Volunteers will assist with the collection of deceased and live injured migratory birds in downtown Cleveland area.


More information and an application form can be found here

 

Grounds Maintenance - Facilities Volunteer (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 and snow removal. Candidate must commit to a regular weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule.


More information and an application form can be found here

 

Internships

Program Internship (ages 18 & up)

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is seeking interns to take part in a unique educational opportunity by assisting with preschool, school age and public education programs. Interns will assist with daily program activities, supervise children 18 months through 18 years, assist with public education programs in addition to administrative duties.

More information and an application form can be found here

Wildlife Internship (ages 18 & up)

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is seeking interns to take part in a unique educational opportunity by assisting with wildlife rehabilitation, animal care and public education. Interns will assist with caring for wildlife admitted to the wildlife rehabilitation program, assist in the cleaning, feeding and additional daily care of the resident animals, assist with public education and programming and administrative duties.

More information and an application form can be found here

 

The William and Shirley Snider Family Scholarship

Each year, Lake Erie Nature & Science Center (the Center) makes available two $500 scholarships to high school seniors or the equivalent who have performed at least 50 hours of volunteer service at the Center during the previous calendar year. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be accepted at any accredited college or university to pursue a course of study that would contribute to and further the mission of the Center.

Applications are accepted through April 30, 2019. A committee comprised of Snider Family members, Center staff and volunteers will review all applications. Recipients will be notified within two weeks after the decision has been made. A check will be issued directly to the university or college.

To apply for the Snider Family Scholarship, please download the attached application, and follow instructions to submit the required information.

More information and an application form can be found here

Mike and Sue Clark pictured with 2018 William and Shirley Snider Family Scholarship Recipient Dante Centuori.

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