Ogden Nature Center
Help keep the Ogden Nature Center beautiful and preserve a designated adopt-a-spot area by pulling noxious plants and weeds, picking up garbage, and potentially planting and seeding! Adopt-a-spot volunteers are critical in helping to make the property presentable to visitors so that we may further our mission of uniting people with nature and nurturing appreciation and stewardship of the environment. This is a great volunteer opportunity if you want to get outside in your free time. Timing is flexible and families are welcome! If you are interested, please sign up for a volunteer orientation on our website.
- Select a plot of land to take care of (plot sizes vary according to ability and interest)
- Keep plot well cared for, visiting at least every 2-3 weeks
- Ensure plot looks well-kept
- Tend to plot from April to first snow fall
- Learn about weeds in your plot (training will be provided)
- Safely use tools and return them after you are done
- Communicate with supervisor as to whether you would like to continue your plot into the next season or there are changes in your availability
Volunteer Coordinator; or 801-621-7595Length of Appointment
April to the first snow fall.Time Commitment
Shifts and hours are flexible, though you are encouraged to visit at least every 2-3 weeks.Qualifications
- Willing to get dirty and have fun!
- Basic knowledge of plants is a plus
- Respectful of staff, visitors and other volunteers
Volunteers will undergo an orientation and receive a volunteer handbook.Benefits
- Invitation to volunteer recognition events
- Rewards for number of hours of service completed (see volunteer handbook)
- Gain new skills and work with a great team of staff and volunteers
- Make a difference and have a positive impact in the community!
About Ogden Nature Center
966 West 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404, US
To unite people with nature and to nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment.
We are a 152-acre nature preserve with a focus on environmental education.
Each year the Ogden Nature Center brings more than 27,000 children, teachers, and adults together with nature through hands-on field classes. Participants in our education programs, both for school groups and for the community, observe and learn about plants and animals up-close, discovering the pleasure of being in nature and realizing their own connection to the environment.
The center is open to the public for discovery and exploration.
Visitors enjoy meeting our resident animal ambassadors including birds of prey, snakes, tortoises, salamanders and other native animal species. Outside there are picnic areas, treehouses, bird blinds, a spotting tower and 1.5 miles of walking trails. The Nature Center boasts two of Utah’s greenest buildings, with hands-on nature exhibits and a unique gift store.
The Ogden Nature Center offers a wide variety of community programs for all ages including art, photography, birding, wildlife in Utah, outdoor recreation, conservation, sustainable practices and more. During the summer, week-long nature camps are taught by our team of teacher-naturalists. Several community events are held each year including an Earth Day Celebration and Creatures of the Night at Halloween.