Current Volunteer Needs

From now through early August, we are accepting applications for public engagement volunteer positions that will begin their training in September: Docents, Canyoneers, Whalers and Naturalists. We are also currently recruiting Youth Volunteers to serve as summer camp aides from June through August. 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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