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Volunteer

We love our volunteers.

Fresh air, forest, fun – there’s a lot of reasons to volunteer at Northwest Trek. If you love working outside, learning about wildlife and helping others enjoy it too, then we’ve got a spot for you!

Find your passion – then join us.

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Hoot 'n' Howl volunteers
Help at the Northwest's spookiest event.

Help make Hoot ‘n’ Howl the best fall event ever by directing visitors, leading activity and trick-or-treat stations, or helping set-up/tear-down.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be 14 years or older
  • Work 4-10pm either Oct. 19 or 20
  • Attend a 1-hour orientation at 3pm (new volunteers only)
  • Be neat, clean and organized
  • Carry out oral and written instructions
  • Communicate accurately, clearly and pleasantly with visitors of all ages
  • Work well with staff and independently
  • Learn and demonstrate craft skills

More questions? Contact us at 360-832-7231 or volunteers@nwtrek.org

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Education Volunteers

Help our education staff interpret the park and its animals to the public! As an Education Volunteer you’ll staff discovery carts at animal habitats, help visitors explore the Cheney Discovery Center and Baker Cabin, greet visitors entering the park and help with special events.

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Conservation Volunteers

Our volunteers are crucial in helping us conserve species. As a Conservation Volunteer you’ll conduct NatureMapping data collection, amphibian egg mass surveys, AZA FrogWatch surveys and more, both in and around Northwest Trek.

Volunteer and child at SlugFest
Special Events Volunteers

Help out at one of the many fun events at Northwest Trek! As a Special Events Volunteer you’ll assist at special events like SlugFest, Hoot ‘n’ Howl and more by directing visitors, leading craft and activity stations, set up and take down and more.

Child and staff member doing trail work.
Horticulture Volunteers

Love gardening and working in nature? As a Horticulture Volunteer you’ll help out our horticulture staff with projects large and small: clearing paths, removing invasive species, landscaping and restoration. It’s a great way to learn more about Northwest plants!

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Eagle Scout Projects

Become a steward of the environment by completing your Eagle Scout project at Northwest Trek. Projects can contribute to animal care, wildlife conservation, visitor experience, education, habitat restoration or many other fields.

How to Volunteer
in 7 easy steps

1. Explore the programs above and decide which is your passion.
2. Complete and submit a volunteer application (below). You’ll receive an email confirmation.
3.. Complete an interview. We’ll contact you to arrange a convenient time and date.
4. Attend a Volunteer Orientation Day.
5. Attend the next Volunteer Training Program. This is required for all Education volunteers and suggested for all other volunteers. You will need to pre-register.
6. Total cost is $35, which includes uniform, volunteer ID and nametag, background check and materials.
7. Make a commitment to make a difference. (Check each program to find out what’s involved.)

 

Next Volunteer Orientation: June 2

Next Volunteer Training: June 9

 

Need more information? Email us at volunteers@nwtrek.org

Ready?
Apply now!
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