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Volunteer Opportunities-lend a hand on public landsMother and daughter planting a spruce sapling

Whether you’d like to work with kids, help create or maintain educational props, or assist with biological inventories, there’s an opportunity for you to help in the work of the Campbell Creek Science Center. Use this page to find out more about the range of opportunities available. If you find something that sounds good to you, contact us. We’d love to bring you on board!

  • Educational Program Volunteers serve as instructors for the Science Center’s many educational programs and help create and maintain the props and areas used for educational activities.
  • BackTwo women collecting data during a bird banding studyyard Discoveries Program Volunteers assist with the annual butterfly count, semiannual creek bioassessments, and other inventories as well as conduct weed pulls, plant and maintain gardens, and develop and maintain the Center’s collections (insects, plants, fungi, and lichens).
  • Administrative Volunteers help keep the Science Center itself running by doing everything from maintaining and organizing the library to answering the phones to taking care of the fish.
  • Special Events Volunteers assist with trail work and other projects at Scoop the Poop Day, National Trails Day, and National Public Lands Day.
  • Opportunities for Scouts
    Boy and Girl Scouts have helped with many different projects, including adopting and maintaining trailheads; planting gardens; revegetating areas; installing steps, interpretive displays, and sign posts; and stabilizing trail approaches to pedestrian bridges. Many scouts have completed projects on Campbell Tract to help fulfill Eagle Scout requirements, scout badge requirements, or to attain Bronze Awards.
  • Friends Group members serve on the Friends Board, promote Science Center programs, work with community groups and individuals to acquire donations, write thank you letters, and manage the affairs of this nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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Thanks to all our volunteers! Girl Scout Troop posing at the Smokejumper Trailhead which they adoptedWe could not do what we do without your help!

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