a butterfly resting on a purple flower


Volunteers are a vital part of Leslie Science & Nature Center and participate in almost every aspect of our organization. Volunteers help us meet the demands of our work throughout the year, but are especially crucial during the spring, summer, and fall. The volunteer experience offers participants the ability to develop knowledge and skills in a supportive environment. There are ongoing educational opportunities along with many other benefits.

Teen Summer Camp Volunteers

Enthusiastic, responsible teens who enjoy working with young children, learning about nature, and being outside can volunteer with LSNC's Summer Camp. Summer Camp Volunteers assist our Summer Camp Educators with their group of campers throughout the day by leading games, helping with crafts, and supervising lunchtime activities. Preference is given to teens available 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, and to those in 9th grade and up. Ideally, volunteers will be able to work at a minimum of two weeks of summer camp. If you’d like to join us as a teen summer camp volunteer, view more details and complete an application today!

Please fill out an application, and e-mail it to volunteer@lesliesnc.org
Teen Summer Camp Volunteer Application

Wildlife and Site Volunteers

Our volunteers work in the LSNC Critter House, assist program coordinators, help out with trail maintenance, garden in our native plant beds, assist with the care and educational use of our birds of prey, and participate in a variety of special programs.

Please fill out an application, and e-mail it to volunteer@lesliesnc.org
Adult Application

Group Volunteer Opportunities

LSNC would be delighted to schedule a volunteer workday with your group! Volunteer groups participate in vital work that helps to maintain our grounds, trails, and facilities. We offer a variety of scheduled volunteer workdays throughout the year. If those dates do not work for your group, you can schedule a separate day by e-mailing volunteer@lesliesnc.org.

Volunteer Workdays

Sign-up to volunteer with LSNC for a one-day event or workday! Volunteers help maintain and beautify our site and grounds! We use our site for a multitude of environmental education events and school programs, and we depend on volunteers to help keep our site in great condition!

Volunteer Workday, November 6th, 9-12pm Sign up today!

Volunteer Workday, April 9th, 9-12pm Sign up today!

Volunteer Workday, June 11th, 9-12pm Sign up today!

Volunteer Workday, September 3rd, 9-12pm. Sign up today!

9-28-2013 - National Public Lands Day Amy, Dennis, and Jeff volunteering

Serve on our Board of Directors

Leslie Science & Nature Center is governed by a Board of Directors. These members serve the organization as volunteers. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact our Executive Director, Susan Westhoff. The Board of Directors, individually and as a group, provide organizational governance, takes an active role in fundraising, fiscal stewardship, networking, public relations, long-range strategic development, event planning, and Board recruitment. Directors must exercise a strong sense of professionalism and high moral standards, maintaining the best interest of the Leslie Science & Nature Center. The Board relies on the experienced and professional staff of LSNC to run the daily operations and programming of the Center. We have periodic openings on the Board of Directors and/or its subcommittees.