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Pioneers Park Nature Center
Volunteer Opportunities

Location: West end of Pioneers Park, So. Coddington Ave. at West Van Dorn Street
Contact Name: Jamie Kelley
Contact Phone: 402-441-8708
Contact email:
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The Nature Center is greatly assisted and enriched by its volunteers. In return, volunteers meet staff and other volunteers who enjoy nature and who care about the earth and about wildlife.  Volunteer opportunities include:

Land Management

These volunteers help staff maintain the Nature Center land. Typical tasks include chipping trails, plant propagation, preparing for and assisting with prescribed burns, preparing soil for plantings, planting and watering, weed control, tree removal, and seed gathering. A group meets regularly on Saturday mornings from the beginning of April to the end of October.


Herb Garden

Help staff care for the herb garden. Workdays include several afternoons in April to clean up the garden, a garden planting party during the 2nd week of May, 8:30 - 10:30 sessions on a weekday chosen by the group weekly in late May and June, every other week in July and August, and a garden potting up party in October.


Prairie Garden

Help staff care for the prairie gardens and nursery. Saturday morning workdays from 8:30 - noon, April through September (need is greater in May through early June, then tapers off later in season). Some Friday afternoon work times possible in May and June.


Special Events

The Nature Center sponsors several special events. These could not be presented without volunteer help. They give volunteers an opportunity to give assistance with a one-time-only commitment. In the past  events included Halloween programming, International Migratory Bird Day, Earth Day, Waterfest , Prairie Festival, and Herbal Festival.


On-Call Volunteers

These volunteers agree to be called when we need help with staffing the buildings. Staffing needs are greatest from mid-March to the end of May and from early September until Thanksgiving.


Group Volunteers

Projects for groups of up to 10 people over the age of 18 are often available. Call Jamie Kelley at 402-441-8708 to discuss possibilities.


Eagle Scouts

Please call to discuss these opportunities.


Community Service

Please call to discuss these opportunities