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

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)

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


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07nov9:00 am12:00 pmFall Work Day9:00 am - 12:00 pm Type:Volunteers Only


08dec6:00 pm8:00 pmVolunteer Holiday Party6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Type:Volunteers Only


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