Learn About Volunteering at the Nature Center
Jamestown, NY – With programs reaching nearly 19,000 students and a similar number of visitors each year, the Audubon Nature Center could not survive without the dedication and commitment of a strong volunteer crew.
In 2014, almost 300 active volunteers worked more than 12,000 hours to support the Nature Center’s mission to connect people to nature and promote environmentally responsible behaviors through education. On any given day, volunteers can be seen working on the trails, leading school groups, managing the membership program, feeding animals, and more.
From 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 13, Nature Center naturalist and volunteer coordinator Katie Finch will present “Intro to Volunteering at the Nature Center.”
This introductory training will cover a brief history of the Audubon Nature Center, review the many facets of the organization in which volunteers are involved, and introduce participants to faces and places at the Nature Center. The training is appropriate for people interested in volunteering as well as new volunteers.
Participants can bring a bag lunch and enjoy some camaraderie after the program. Coffee and tea will be provided.
Participation is free. Reservations are requested by Sunday, July 12. For more information and to register online click on “Intro to Volunteering at the Nature Center” at http://www.jamestownaudubon.org or call (716) 569-2345.
Visitors are welcome to the Audubon Nature Center at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.
Hours for the building and Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Sundays 1-4:30 p.m. The arboretum, gardens, picnic area, more than five miles of trails, and exhibit of Liberty, Audubon’s resident non-releasable Bald Eagle, are open dawn to dusk daily.
For more information about all the events and opportunities at the Nature Center, call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://www.jamestownaudubon.org.