VOLUNTEER

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

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.

Please complete the Volunteer Application. You will be contacted for an interview after we receive your application.

Cassie Standley
Volunteer Coordinator
(316) 683-5499 x 309
Cassie@gpnc.org 

I like working with people.

We need help with...

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

I like working with animals.

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

I like working behind the scenes.

We need help with...

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

I like being outside.

We need help with...

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

Already a volunteer? Thanks! Here are some resources for you.

GPNC Docent Program

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. RSVPs appreciated (cassie@gpnc.org).

Volunteer Calendar

april

23apr6:00 pm8:00 pmD.E.W. Wildflower Walk6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Type:Volunteers Only

25apr9:00 am12:00 pmSpring Work Day9:00 am - 12:00 pm Type:Volunteers Only

28apr6:00 pm8:00 pmVolunteer Appreciation Banquet6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Type:Volunteers Only

may

28may6:00 pm8:00 pmD.E.W. Hike Hacks6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Type:Volunteers Only

june

25jun6:00 pm8:00 pmD.E.W. Invert Interp6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Type:Volunteers Only

july

No Events

august

No Events

september

No Events