The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The maintenance department at Wildlife Prairie Park keeps Park operations moving smoothly every day. Maintenance staff and volunteers complete routine repairs on all Park buildings and some animal enclosures. Other duties include painting, train and vehicle maintenance, as well as construction and demolition of exhibits. It is preferred (but not required) that maintenance volunteers have some experience with tools, machinery and driving special equipment. The Park is always looking for volunteers who have experience in skilled trades, like electricians, IT specialists, carpenters, and plumbers.
Seasonally, volunteers are needed to mow trails and fields, trim and clear brush, mulch trails, plant flowers and maintain flowerbeds, and create and uphold the bike trails.