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Grounds and Maintenance Volunteer

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Ogden Nature Center

  • 3 people are interested

We are looking for a volunteer to help regularly with grounds and maintenance. Do you love tinkering around, being outdoors, and working with your hands? Come put your skills to use to benefit our 152 acre nature preserve! Join our dedicated team of staff and volunteers as we work to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment.

Description: Work with our grounds and maintenance team to help keep the Ogden Nature Center beautiful and maintain daily operations. We are looking for a volunteer with some basic knowledge of landscaping, painting, plumbing, carpentry, and building repair and improvements. Tasks would include: mowing and pruning, basic repair of tools or buildings, maintaining landscape ponds, clearing and hauling brush, trash pickup, clearing canal grates of debris, walking the grounds to identify problems, and so on.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist and train with our grounds/maintenance staff
  • Perform grounds keeping and building maintenance duties
  • Safely use tools and equipment and return them when you are finished

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to safely and effectively operate tools and equipment
  • Some knowledge and experience, able to work independently
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must be dependable and respectful
  • Bonus if you can bring your own tools and equipment to use!
Time Commitment: We are looking for someone who can commit to coming in weekly or every other week for at least 6 months, as training is required. Days and times are flexible. We are open Mon- Sat 9 am - 4 pm.

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About Ogden Nature Center

Location:

966 West 12th Street, Ogden, UT 84404, US

Mission Statement

To unite people with nature and to nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment.

Description

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.

Animals
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

966 West 12th StreetOgden, UT 84404

(41.24463,-112.00533)
 

SKILLS

  • Renovation
  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Home Repair
  • Appliance Repair
  • Woodworking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are looking for someone who can commit to coming in weekly or every other week for at least 6 months, as training is required. Days and times are flexible. We are open Mon- Sat 9 am - 4 pm.

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