Volunteer at the Rye Nature Center | Rye & Rye Brook Moms

The Rye Nature Center owes much of its success to its Friends, and the volunteer support we receive in all areas of our operation.  Volunteer projects do not require special skills and will be supervised by our staff. Volunteers are generally needed for 1 – 1.5 hours, but longer experiences could be arranged. Please note:

from June – August all volunteers must be 15 and older to volunteer.


Please contact AJ Johnson at ajjohnson@ryenaturecenter.org for more information about volunteering.

Animal Volunteers are needed to help feed, clean and interact with resident Nature Center pets.

Volunteers should be at least 14 years or older and able to commit to helping weekly or biweekly for 1.5 hours for at least an 8 weeks. No prior animal experience is necessary.


Summer Camp Volunteerhelp our educators and specialists provide fun, hands-on nature explorations to children.  Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, and commit to helping out 5 days a week for two weeks between June and August.  Prior experience working with children is preferred, but not required.


Garden and Trail Volunteers are needed to help maintain our trails, survey the grounds for plants and wildlife, and complete special projects. If you are interested in working outdoors or bringing a volunteer group.


Phenology Volunteers are needed every Thursday at 10:00 am to help the nation-wide effort to understand the impact of climate change on plants. Learn how to identify the stages a tree goes through during a year. Data collected will be submitted to the USA National Phenology Network.

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