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Current Volunteer Needs

We are currently recruiting Volunteers to serve as Native Plant Garden Outreach volunteers. We are also accepting applications for Naturalists who are onboarded on a quarterly basis, and for public engagement volunteer positions that will begin their training in September 2024: Docents, Canyoneers, and Whalers. To learn more about these open volunteer opportunities, click here.

We are not actively recruiting volunteers for science department activities at this time. However, if you have specific educational or professional background in Ornithology, Mammalogy, Entomology, Herpetology, Botany, Archaeology, Paleontology, and Library Science, we welcome your inquiry for potential future opportunities. Click here to learn about Science Volunteers or email

Volunteer Application Process

Our volunteer application and onboarding process is simple and straightforward. All interested applicants must:

  • Submit an application
  • Attend a virtual orientation
  • Have follow-up program-specific conversations with our recruitment committees (as necessary)
  • Complete a background check (The Nat will reimburse Livescan/background check costs)
  • Submit necessary forms

Selected applicants will undergo program-specific training that is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful volunteers for The Nat.

If you would like to submit an application, please click on the button below. For more information or questions, please email

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