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.


Do you like being outside?


Volunteer Naturalist - Assist GPNC staff conducting field trips. Help educate students about nature.

Special Event Assistant - We have several events throughout the year where we need extra hands. (Walk With Wildlife, Art on the Trail, OK Kids, Pollinator Party, Howl-loween)

Trail Maintenance - Help keep Chisholm Creek Park looking beautiful! We provide the tools, you provide the labor.

Landscape Maintenance - Help keep our flower beds and foundation plantings looking sharp.


Do you like working with animals?

Animal/Habitat Care - We have a number of live animals on display who need daily care.

Special Event Assistant

Volunteer Naturalist

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Do you like working with people?

Nature Educator - Teach children/students about the world around them (Little Nature Lovers, Critter Tales)

Front Desk Receptionist - Greet visitors and answer questions as they walk in the door. Handle incoming phone calls

Gift Shop Clerk - Assist with “Owl’s Nest” sales. Keep inventory current.

Volunteer Naturalist


Do you like working behind the scenes?

Building/Exhibit Maintenance - Clean exhibits in Koch Habitat Hall. Basic janitorial duties.

Special Event Assistant- Assist with set-up or tear-down for our special events.

Mailings - Help process “Prairie Reflections,” our quarterly newsletter, and other mailings.

Bulletin Board Designer - Regularly update the bulletin board in the lobby.

Are you at least 16 years old with good people skills, and available mornings or afternoons Monday-Saturday?

Please complete the Volunteer Application and press submit after filling in your information. You will be contacted for an interview after we receive your application.

Let us find the perfect fit for you! We need dynamic volunteers in all areas of our operation.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Cassie Standley at:
(316) 683-5499 x 309 or Cassie@gpnc.org