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Volunteer Program

   Kelly Costa, a UNC-Charlotte Political Science major, volunteers her artistic skills at Reedy Creek Nature Center
  Kelly Costa, a UNC-Charlotte Political Science major, volunteers her artistic skills at Reedy Creek Nature Center
Are you looking for something fun and rewarding to do in your spare time?  Reedy Creek, Latta Plantation and McDowell Nature Centers are always looking for responsible, creative and energetic people to perform various responsibilities at all three nature centers.  All necessary equipment and training will be provided. If you are a boy or girl scout seeking a service project, please visit our scout project page.

Nature Center Volunteer Focus Areas:

Animal Care
Learn about local wildlife by assisting with routine maintenance and feeding of nature center animals.

Native Plant Gardening
Local flora is our specialty! So, if you are looking to improve your green thumb, assist with our wildlife habitat gardens.

Local flora is our specialty! So, if you are looking to improve your green thumb, assist with our wildlife habitat gardens.

Programming
Share the wonder of nature with children and adults alike. Present programs on local biodiversity and natural heritage.

Share the wonder of nature with children and adults alike. Present programs on local biodiversity and natural heritage.

Traveling Exhibits
Pack up those props and join us for local festivals, workshops, and off-site programs.

Pack up those props and join us for local festivals, workshops, and off-site programs.

Administration
Assist with routine operations including gift shop sales, bulk mailings, answering phones, and greeting visitors.

Assist with routine operations including gift shop sales, bulk mailings, answering phones, and greeting visitors.

Litter Prevention
Help keep our natural areas and trails clean and pollution-free.

Help keep our natural areas and trails clean and pollution-free.

The choice is yours! Hours are flexible and the rewards are endless. Volunteers receive our quarterly newsletter, discounts on gift shop purchases and program registrations, admission to special naturalist workshops, an invitation to our annual picnic, and much more.  Please contact the nature center nearest you for more information or to sign up for our next orientation session.  Or download our volunteer program brochure (146kB PDF).

 



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