Volunteer Opportunities

Student Volunteer (ages 14 and up)

Maple Fest – April 1st & 2nd

– Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Duties include assisting with crafts, face painting, and other children’s activities. Volunteer hours can count as community service hours for your school or other organizations.

Summer Camp Assistants   

Are you, or do you know, a student ages 15 years and older who loves nature and would like to help younger students discover cool things about nature? Asbury Woods is looking for Nature Camp Assistants for summer 2017 to help the Camp Educators with organizing materials, preparing supplies, keeping campers excited and engaged, and modelling a positive attitude and adventurous spirit. Camp assistants will need to be available from 8:30 am – 3:15 pm or 8:30 am – 12:15 pm, Monday – Friday at least one week during the summer camp season. Camp Assistants will get to learn more about the ecosystems in Erie and beyond while also getting a behind-the-scenes look at the job of an environmental educator. Perfect for any student interested in becoming a teacher, working in other child-centered fields, or who enjoys spending time outdoors and wants to show others why nature is fun. Assistants who successfully complete their duties can expect to gain around 32 volunteer hours for each week of camp as well as a written evaluation of professionalism, teamwork, and effectiveness in working with children. If you are interested in becoming a camp assistant, please contact the Nature Center to fill out the application and submit by Tuesday, May 23rd.

(ages 15 and up) – Student volunteers are needed to assist Camp Educators with the 2017 Summer Nature, Art, and Preschool Camps, Monday – Friday. Please call or email to receive an application.

Adult Volunteers

 Maple Fest – April 1st & 2nd

Volunteers are needed for Maple Fest. Morning, afternoon and all day shifts available. Duties include admissions, membership, characters, pancake room assistants, children’s activities, and tour guides.

Gift Shop/Welcome Attendant

– Volunteers are needed to help in the Squeaky Frog Gift Shop, answer phones, and greet visitors. Training provided.

Adult and Student Volunteers

Day of Caring – Saturday, April 22nd – 9:30 -11:30 am

Please join us, rain or shine, in honor of Earth Day, to clean up the grounds and forests of Asbury Woods. Gloves, trash bags, ponchos, and water will be provided. Registration required.

National Trails Day – Saturday, June 3rd – 9 am-noon Adult Volunteer Group Leaders and volunteer workers(adults, students age 14 & up, as well as families). Join us in caring for the trails and grounds of AWNC. Trail work will include adding bark mulch to the trails, general cleanup, pruning, and weeding. Meet at the Nature Center.Water and gloves will be provided to all volunteers. A cookout lunch will follow at noon in the picnic pavilion. Registration required.

TLC Landscape/Garden Volunteers – One time clean-ups, weekly or biweekly tending. Individuals and groups are needed to weed the many beautiful gardens at Asbury Woods.