Volunteers are an integral part of Quarry Hill Nature Center, helping not only to support the staff, the park, and the wildlife, but also helping us achieve our mission of “Opening eyes and minds through natural science discovery.” With more than 300 volunteers collectively logging over 3000 hours of time annually, there is something for everyone. Consider how you can share your enthusiasm and appreciation of the environment with us in one of the following areas:
- Classroom Assistant
- Snowshoe and Ski Rental Assistant
- Special Programs Assistant
- Materials Preparation
- Outdoor Projects
- Weed Warriors - specializing in invasive plant removal.
Weed Warrior Volunteers, a nationwide grass roots movement, is dedicated to removing invasive plant species from public lands and restoring the native plant communities vital to supporting a rich and diverse habitat for all living things. Our regional parks rely on volunteers to make a difference.
Quarry Hill Nature Center is the local Weed Warrior home base. Trained facilitators lead each work session and teach you how to identify and remove invasive species. We pull/bag green plants, cut/chemical woody plants, collect native seed, process, and sow it in cleared areas. Weed Warriors meet twice weekly through most of summer.
How Do I Become A Volunteer?
Simply contact Quarry Hill volunteer coordinator, Jill Danielsen by email or (507)328-3950.
Volunteers who wish to volunteer more than on a one time basis will be asked to fill out a volunteer application form.
Student Volunteer opportunities
If you would like to complete hours required for classes or service clubs, we have several opportunities for you and/or your group. The 4th Saturday of each month volunteers meet from 1:30-3:30. Projects depend on the time of year and weather. Be prepared to work outside and get dirty! To make arrangements to volunteer, please contact Jill Danielsen, volunteer coordinator, Monday - Friday.
Quarry Hill Nature Center has a variety of opportunities for companies and groups to volunteer. These projects are perfect for team-building, while making a difference in your community. To schedule a group volunteer event, contact Jill Danielsen, volunteer coordinator.