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Sunday, June 26, 2011
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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer. The WNC Nature Center has many exciting and rewarding volunteer positions. You will have the unique opportunity to be a part of our ever-expanding and dynamic educational facility.

Volunteers will also be eligible for the following benefits:
* Gift shop discounts
* Field trips
* Special workshops
* Incentive awards
* Nature Center Newsletter.

Click here to download the Volunteer Application for the WNC Nature Center.

Volunteer Job Descriptions:

  • Docent - Assist the education department in providing programs to visitors.
  • Gardening - Assist in maintaining native plant gardens and landscape plantings.
  • Special Events - Assist with events such as Howl-O-Ween, Bug Day, Farm Fun Day, and many more!
  • Nature Lab Attendant - Assist visitors in exploring the Nature Lab by interpreting animals and objects on display.
  • Exhibits - Assist the exhibit department in design and construction of exhibits.
  • Sales Desk - Assist staff at front desk and in the Possum's Pouch gift shop.
  • Wild Animal Care - Assist animal department in the maintenance of the habitat and food preparation for the wild animals. **NOTE: There is no direct contact with the wild animals ***
  • Farm Animal Care - Assist animal department in the care and feeding of the domestic animals as well as watching the petting area and answering questions for visitors about the farm animals.
  • Apprenticeship - There are  multi-week apprenticeship opportunities available with the animal, exhibits and education departments. There is a time commitment required. * No Stipend Awarded.



~ WNC Nature Center ~ 75 Gashes Creek Road ~ Asheville ~ NC 28805 ~
Phone (828) 298-5600


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