Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to Delaware Nature Society. Your hours of service help promote our mission of improving our environment through education, advocacy, and conservation.

Hours are flexible and there is something for everyone. Join our vibrant community of volunteers today!

Available Volunteer Positions

Greeter

Interact with visitors while learning about nature. Perform visitor services tasks including welcoming guests, interpreting environmental and cultural history for adults and children, answering phones, and assisting with visitor programs.
DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, DE
Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, DE
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Office Assistant

Perform data entry, assist with mailing, and other general office tasks.
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Nest Box Monitor

Monitor the contents of bird nests to see if eggs have been laid, track stages of life, collect and report data.
Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, DE
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Habitat Steward

Interact with visitors while learning about nature. Perform visitor services tasks including welcoming guests, interpreting environmental and cultural history for adults and children, answering phones, and assisting with visitor programs.
Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, DE
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Stream Watch

Monitor the health of a stream by surveying, learning about, and caring for that stream.
Various stream sites around New Castle County, DE
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Water Warrior

Promote clean water in Delaware through advocacy, hands on conservation, and other opportunities.
Location varies
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Land Management

Monitor and maintain trails, including trash removal and invasive species control.
DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, DE
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Nature Guide

Teach environmental, farm-based agro-ecology, and cultural/historical education lessons. Assist with program preparation and clean-up and with care and handling of program materials and equipment.
DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, DE
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Herp Room Assistant

Help in our herp room, which houses reptiles and amphibians. Jobs include feeding and exercising the animals, and cleaning tanks.
Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, DE
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Butterfly House Assistant

Assist with weeding, planting, and watering garden in our butterfly house.
Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, DE
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Summer Camp Counselors

Are you a teen aged 14 – 17 who loves nature and kids? Assist our experienced teacher naturalists with our fun and educational camps for kids age 3 – 8.
Abbott's Mill Nature Center, Milford, DE
Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin, DE
Coverdale Farm Preserve, Greenville, DE
DuPont Environmental Education Center, Wilmington, DE
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Event Volunteering

Middle Run Tree Planting

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Middle Run Natural Area, Newark

Come help plant trees at Middle Run Natural Area, the beautiful county-owned park that we manage for increased biodiversity of native plants and wildlife.
Register for Middle Run Tree Planting »

Red Clay Valley Clean-up

Saturday, April 15, 2018
Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin

Join our annual clean-up of the scenic Red Clay Valley to help keep its land and waterways beautiful and healthy for people and wildlife.
Register for Red Clay Valley Clean-up »

Native Plant Sale

May 3-6, 2018
Coverdale Farm Preserve, Greenville

Prepare, tag and sell native plants at our annual Native Plant Sale occuring the first weekend each May. Native plants support wildlife and clean water.
 Volunteer at the Native Plant Sale »

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