Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities

Environmental Educators

The Environmental Educators Team assists with planning, implementing and developing new and exciting programs for youth, families, and the general public.   The Oxbow offers an array of science based curriculum for school field trips, outreaches, community groups, and others.

Botanical Stewards

Botanical Stewards have the green thumbs of our volunteer group.  They help to maintain the butterfly garden and other native species planted around the VIP hiking trail that circles the building.  In addition to maintaining the garden(s), Botanical Stewards help with signage and developing/implementing garden based programming.  

Animal Caretakers

Animal caretakers cover all aspects of animal husbandry from feeding, water changes, maintaining cleanliness of enclosures, and animal enrichment.  They become well versed in animal handling and help to implement animal based interpretive programming.

Dirty Hands Crew

Getting dirty is part of the fun!  The Dirty Hands Crew helps with natural resource management on the Oxbow’s 225 acre preserve.  This crew works on everything from trail and building maintenance to invasive species management and more. 

Friendly Faces

A significant aspect of what the Oxbow offers the public is specialized visitor services. The Friendly Faces Team is responsible for leading tours of the center, staffing the greeter desk, answering general inquiries, occasionally checking people out at the gift shop, and ensuring visitors have an overall positive experience.

Oxbow Archers

Oxbow Archers develop, schedule and implement safe and fun archery classes and competitions, train and certify other volunteers to assist in program implementation, and help build a team of archery mentors and students such that Oxbow archery programs continue well into the future.

Outdoor Architects

With ambition and imagination the possibilities are endless for Outdoor Architects!  This team utilizes both artistic and mechanically minded  volunteers to develop, coordinate, and fund raise for innovative new outdoor displays and activities. 

Community Connectors

Community Connectors represent the Oxbow at various outreach events from environmental festivals to guest speaking at school events, community groups and others.   They also help to design and create engaging activities and presentations.

Staff Support

With all the great ideas flowing from our staff and volunteers, there are many projects on the horizon, but not enough resources to get them all accomplished.   Staff at the Oxbow welcomes volunteers to help with tasks such as grant writing, volunteer coordination and administrative duties.