May 4, 2018
In 2010 I went through the OCVN program in Montgomery County. It changed my life. After the program, I changed careers and began the process of working towards my dream of creating an educational center in our area, where people of all ages could learn about animals and nature. I went back to college to get my master's in zoology, held a position as an ODNR State Park Naturalist for a few years and wrote a business plan for my venture. I traveled to Belize, Kenya and Namibia to study field conservation and incorporate that into the plan.
May 4, 2018
Pollinator Partnership (P2) is seeking volunteers to participate in the Ohio portion of their Monarch Wings Across the Eastern Broadleaf Forest project. Volunteers work with seed collection teams to collect seed from 20 targeted monarch host and nectar plant species.
Dec 13, 2017
At the Edge: Protecting, Restoring, and Interpreting Ohio’s Unique Natural Areas
Jun 28, 2017
The Butterfly House at Beech Creek Gardens in Alliance is short of volunteers for the season. Contact Amy Barr for more information by leaving a message in her voice mail at 330-639-9157.
All "Docent" (volunteer) shifts at the Butterfly House are:
10:00am to 1:00pm or 1:00-4:00pm, Monday-Saturday
12:00-2:30pm or 2:30-5:00pm, Sundays
Summer season is June 12 to September 17
Jun 6, 2017
The City of Kettering Habitat Nature Center and Rosewood Arts Center hosts several summer camps and special events that need volunteers through August 4, 2017. Contact Brittany Davis, Assistant Volunteer Administrator for the City of Kettering, to volunteer and complete a background check. The Adult Volunteer Application can be downloaded to complete at
May 11, 2017
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Building Your Ohio Natural History Knowledge and Interpretative Skills
To Register: Print out the registration form from The Wilderness Center, fill it out and mail it with your payment to: The Wilderness Center, PO Box 202, Wilmot, OH 44689
Apr 27, 2017
THREE projects are needing volunteers in the next two weeks – now thru approximately May 10th. We encourage you to take a little bit of time out of your busy life to make good things happen at Green Lawn!
Apr 18, 2017
Summer volunteer service June 6 –July 24 opportunity with the South Salem Branch Library. For more information, check with Marita Perry.
Volunteer Naturalist needed.
Apr 3, 2017
The Gardiner Lab at The Ohio State University Department of Entomology is seeking Citizen Scientists to aid in the study of insect pollination this summer! Our goal is to measure the amount of pollination provided to gardens in rural, suburban and urban landscapes. Measuring pollination is one way to gauge the health of our bee community. All that is required is a small garden space where you will be able to grow four sweet pepper plants and the willingness to follow an experimental protocol this summer!
Mar 23, 2017
Steve Herminghausen, Lead Librarian at the Northwest Library, is leading a project in the Northwest Columbus area near the Northwest Library to educate and encourage residents and property owners along the Hard Road area to replant their properties with native plants, shrubs, and trees, and to practice sustainable methods in their yards. This area has been affected by a couple years of road widening construction.