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Volunteer Opportunities

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The Westwood Hills Nature Center is only as successful as its many wonderful volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include junior naturalist, administrative support, educational programming, animal and raptor care, special events, planting trees, habitat restoration, general maintenance and much more. 

Junior naturalist

Do you enjoy hanging around animals, kids or helping with projects? If so, the Westwood Hills Nature Center’s junior naturalist program may be the volunteer opportunity for you. Junior naturalists must be in grades 7-12.

Our 2018 junior naturalist positions are filled.

Applications for the 2019 program will be available March 1, 2019.

For more information on the program, contact Becky McConnell at 952.924.2620 or

Administrative support

Greet visitors, answer phone calls at the front desk and assist with administrative tasks as needed. Time commitment is weekly on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Other volunteer opportunities

Additional volunteer opportunities will be available from time to time. Below are some examples of these opportunities.

  • Education program assistant
  • Animal care
  • Raptor care
  • Water garden caretaker
  • Maintenance assistant
  • Natural resources steward

More details about each volunteer position will be added when they are open.


For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities, email or call 952.924.2544.