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Upcoming Volunteer Events

Volunteer Application


  • Prep student rock and fossil bags for educational programs (many needed)
  • Volunteer Invasive Plant Initiative-Great for kids and first-time volunteers!
  • Help plant materials (seasonal) and weed and dead-head dead flowers (weekly/bi-weekly)
  • Help remove cat tails from the the wetland (requires tall waders)
  • Help move school field trip groups from station to station. (2-3 hours-M-F mornings)
  • Fill Bird Feeders (needed daily)
  • Litter Control- Great for kids and first time volunteers!

Volunteer Positions: Requires application, interview, and past volunteer experience, on the job training and long-term commitment.

  • Greeter
  • Volunteer Invasive Plant Initiative Leader-leads VIP Initiative days throughout the year!
  • Nature Center Docent (Program Guides)
  • Trail walker/answer questions and direct people
  • Help run the Nature Training Post
  • Answering phone and assisting visitors with questions and directions (summer months only)

Big Groups: Clubs, Organizations, Businesses

  • Trash collection along trails (monthly)
  • Volunteer Invasive Plant Initiative (can be scheduled to fit your group’s schedule!)

Small Groups: Clubs, Friends, and Families

  • Prep student rock and fossil bags for educational programs (many needed)
  • Volunteer Invasive Plant Initiative (can be scheduled to fit your group’s schedule!)
  • Help plant materials (seasonal) and Weed and dead-head flowers in beds park wide (weekly/bi-weekly)
  • Fill Bird Feeders (needed daily)

Specialized Trades:

  • Electrician
  • Plumbing
  • Painting
  • Birding (capable of leading a bird watching hike)
  • Knowledge of 1930’s furniture and fashion
  • Photography
  • Creative and Journalistic Writing

Special Projects: Events and Building Projects

  • Carpentry, shovel work, materials prep, trail construction
  • Help remove debris from the cave (requires getting WET, requires certain conditions)
  • Special Events, such as Great American Campout and Earth Day (help with parking, greeting visitors, serving, driving a golf cart, tidying, ect…) Signs are available at the top of the page.
  • Scrapbooking

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chad or Annie at 270-393-0077, chadwick@lostrivercave.org, annie@lostrivercave.org

Volunteer Application