at the gpnc

Volunteers are essential to our mission of nature education, contributing over 5,000 hours of service each year. We are always looking for passionate people in our community to join the volunteer team!

You can start the process of becoming a volunteer by completing the application below. If you have questions, comments, or need more information, email volunteer@gpnc.org.

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 volunteer@gpnc.org 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. (volunteer@gpnc.org)