Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are vital in helping Lake Erie Nature & Science Center fulfill its mission and provide wildlife services. Current volunteer opportunities and applications are listed below. Thank you for your interest and support of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center as we educate and inspire people of all ages to understand, appreciate and take responsibility for our natural world.

Opportunities:

Back to Nature Camp Volunteer (ages 13 & up)

Back to Nature Camp volunteers will work with children in kindergarten through grade 5 the week of June 15 – June 18. Applicants will assist Center staff in setting up, cleaning up and overseeing science activities, crafts, group hikes, monitoring and keeping track of campers, and many other fun activities. Camp is primarily outdoors, but indoor opportunities are available. Must be comfortable standing for extended periods of time.

Wild Summer Reading Camp Volunteer (ages 13 & up)

Wild Summer Reading Camp volunteers will work with children in kindergarten through grade 4, assisting Center staff 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. Applicants may spend time outside and must be able to hike in warm weather.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer (ages 18 & up)

Assist with the daily cleaning, feeding, and care of more than 150 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, amphibians and aquatic animals under the direction of the wildlife staff.

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, amphibians and aquatic animals under the direction of the wildlife staff.

Lights Out Cleveland Volunteer (ages 18 & up)

Assist with the collection of deceased and live injured migratory birds in the downtown Cleveland area.

Grounds Maintenance Volunteer (ages 18 & up)

Assist in performing general grounds maintenance in the Center’s Wildlife Gardens, including pulling weeds, plant care, leaf raking and removal, sweeping paths to clear stones, mulch and snow. Candidate must commit to a regular weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule.

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