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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

Help staff care for the herb garden. Workdays include cleaning up the garden in the spring, a planting party, regular scheduled weekday sessions working in the garden, and a garden potting party in the fall.


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).


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. Past events include. Wild Adventure Day, Herb Festival, Prairie Jazz Festival, and the Wild Fall Festival.


On-Call Volunteers

These volunteers agree to be called when we need help with staff the building, mailings, and other administrative assistance.


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