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Make a difference in your community and get involved at Asbury Woods.

Every year, approximately 400 volunteers contribute nearly 9,000 hours to help Asbury Woods thrive. Volunteers with all skill sets can contribute to the mission and success of Asbury Woods.

Whether you’re looking to volunteer alone or with your family or a group, want to contribute a few hours per year or a few hours per week, our volunteer coordinator, Rachel Hull, would love to chat with you about matching your interests and availability to Asbury Woods needs.

Join our dynamic, diverse, and passionate corps of volunteers to make a difference at Asbury Woods!

Click the link below to log in to our Volunteer Matrix portal which lists all of the upcoming volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups.

For more information, please contact Rachel Hull, Development Associate at 814-836-6181 or rhull@asburywoods.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Facility and Grounds Volunteer Opportunity

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Asbury Woods is seeking 2-3 people to join us as key volunteers in helping to care for the facilities and grounds of Asbury Woods.  The F&G volunteers would assist with a variety of projects and routine upkeep including trail maintenance, mowing, weed whacking, painting, event set-up, invasive species control, and much more!  Scope of work may also include light construction so familiarity with use of drills, levels, saws, etc would be helpful.  The ideal volunteers will enjoy working outside, being part of a team, have some knowledge of working with a variety of hand tools, power tools and lawn care equipment, and desire to help advance the mission of Asbury Woods.  We are seeking volunteers who could make a commitment to 2-3 mornings per week, roughly 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.   

Volunteers would work under the direction of the Facilities & Grounds Manager to meet the board approved strategic objectives of Asbury Woods and to implement the board adopted Conservation Stewardship Plan.  Interested volunteers should contact Aaron Kulich, Facilities & Grounds Manager, at 814-836-6187 or akulich@asburywoods.org to discuss the opportunity further. 

Actively Recruiting For These Positions

For the full list of the many volunteer openings available, please click the button above to direct you to our volunteer management system. 

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Maple Festival

Dates: March 2 & 3, 2024
Times: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Nature Center

The annual Maple Festival celebrates a heritage unique to our region. Sugar maple trees are a natural resource found only in our region, and Asbury Woods proudly partakes in this tradition each year by tapping trees and then collecting and boiling sap into pure maple syrup! Join the fun by volunteering to help out during our festival. A variety of shifts are available.

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Summer Camp Assistants

Camp Assistants are volunteers who help Camp Counselors during summer camps offered by Asbury Woods. This position is an opportunity for those who are selected to gain practical experience working with children, develop teambuilding skills, meet new people, learn about nature, and earn service hours. Those who are 14+ are able to apply. To do so, please fill out this application. Be sure to also create a Volunteer Matrix profile by clicking on the “Volunteer Opportunities” tab and then “New Volunteer Registration.” Adult volunteers do not need to fill out an application but will need to have their clearances.

All camp assistants will need to attend a volunteer training that will be announced soon.

 Please contact Sarah Bennett, Camp Director at sbennet@asburywoods.org or (814) 836-6178 with any questions. 

Volunteer Education Assitant

Volunteer Education Assistant

One of the pillars of Asbury Woods is environmental education. This is an opportunity for our volunteers who are 18+ and have their clearances. Volunteers should be upbeat, like working with children, be able to stand and/or walk for at least 60 minutes, and be well prepared to lead activities during school visits both inside and outdoors. Shifts are available throughout April and May.

Please contact rhull@asburywoods.org to receive a list of necessary clearances.

 

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Visitor Services

Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering the phone, answering visitors' inquiries, making suggestions for activities to do while visiting Asbury Woods, registering people for programs, and running the register in the gift shop. 

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Program Helper

There is something for everyone with Asbury Woods’ public programs including hikes, homeschool programs, family-friendly events, preschool programs, and craft-making. Volunteers will assist our education staff during the program as well as with set-up and clean-up. Age requirements for helpers vary from program to program but range from 14 to adult.

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Adult Animal Care Training

Adult volunteers are invited to learn how to assist with caring for Asbury Woods’ animals. Volunteers will learn how to clean enclosures and facilities, feed animals, and handle some animals. All work with animals will be done under the supervision of an Asbury Woods staff member. Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get messy. 

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