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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.

hoot n howl volunteer
Help out at Hoot 'n' Howl
(Spooky fun!)

Volunteer at Northwest Trek’s spookiest event! Volunteers will help with crafts, games and trick-or-treat stations. Dress up for the festivities and encourage your friends and family to volunteer too!

Apply now.

Education volunteer with cart
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.

Apply now for August training!

Frog in hand of conservation volunteer
Conservation Volunteers

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

Applications now closed. Check back this winter!

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!

Applications now closed. Please check back.

How to volunteer
in 5 easy steps.

1. Explore the programs above and decide which is your passion.
2. Click that one to apply. You’ll receive an email confirmation.
3. Attend volunteer orientation and training. (This is required for all formal volunteers.)
4. Pay the $35 administrative fee.
5. Make a commitment to make a difference. (Check each program to find out what’s involved.)

Volunteer orientation: 10am Aug. 17

Volunteer training: 10am Aug. 24

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