Jester Park Nature Center Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


12130 NW 128th StreetGranger, IA 50109


Opening its doors in summer 2018, the highly anticipated Jester Park Nature Center will serve as central Iowa's prominent gateway to the outdoors, providing individuals of all ages the platform from which to get outside and get into nature. We are seeking dynamic volunteers to fulfill a much-needed niche at the Nature Center which affords volunteers the opportunity to give back to the community in a special way. Whether you are seeking an inspiring setting in which to give back to the outdoor community; are a college student looking to fulfill internship credit hours; a senior looking to enjoy retirement; or an extern instructor wishing to spend a summer, you are invited to share your unique talents and passion for the outdoors with park visitors entering into their adventure at Jester Park.

Volunteers will greet Jester Park Nature Center visitors, provide information regarding upcoming events and programs, assist in registration, check out rental items and equipment and sell merchandise. Shifts are available year-round on both weekdays and weekends:

Nature Center Hours: April 1st - November 1st

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM

Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday: 12 - 5 PM

November 2nd - March 31st

Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 4 PM

Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Sunday: 12 - 4 PM

Holidays Closed:
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • Easter Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
Recruitment is currently taking place for those interested in donating their time and talents. Training sessions are anticipated to begin in May 2018.


  • Office Reception
  • Transactions
  • Environmental Education
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly and Monthly Shifts Available

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