at the gpnc

Volunteers are essential to our mission of nature education, contributing over 5,000 hours of service each year. Join our volunteer team! Get started below.

Cassie sewing a preserved owl foot
Volunteer Coordinator

Cassie Standley

(316) 683-5499 ext 309

Contact Cassie for all your volunteer needs, questions, and more information

Become a Volunteer

Complete the Volunteer Application to get started. You will be contacted for an interview after we receive your application.

We need help with...

  • Front Desk Reception
  • Roving and Pop-up Interpretation
  • School Groups
  • Special Events and Camps
  • Gift Shop Assistance

We need help with...

  • Animal ambassador feeding and cleaning
  • Kansas Wildlife Exhibit caretaking
  • Animal Roving and Pop-up Interpretation
  • Docent educators for school groups
  • Docent educators at events

We need help with...

  • Building & exhibit maintenance
  • Transcribing podcasts
  • Tear-down and set-up for events
  • Updating creative lobby displays

We need help with...

  • Trail and park maintenance
  • Outdoor public events
  • Native garden maintenance
  • Club activities (archery, nature journaling)

Are you at least 16 years old and looking to get involved? Let us find the perfect fit for you! We need dynamic volunteers in all areas of our operation.

Expand Your Volunteer Skills

Check the calendar below for volunteer events and training.

While the current pandemic has put a pause on our educational outreach, we're excited to continue growing our GPNC Docent Program to give educational volunteers more resources to grow their skillset.

Previous training resources are archived in our Volunteer Hub for all current volunteers to access. Contact Cassie for the password.

Docent Training: a one-time training on educating at GPNC

» Interpretation Training
» Guiding Conversations
» Engagement Techniques

Docent Education Workshops: Expand Your Docent Toolbox

Get a taste of the volunteer life or expand your skills if you're already part of our team. Come explore nature topics with our naturalists! No prior experience needed. (cassie@gpnc.org).

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Owls Nest 2020

Owl's Nest Gift Shop

gifts, federal permits, local art


Chisholm Creek Park

paved trails, wildlife, fishing