Volunteer Opportunities

If you enjoy the outdoors and sharing your love of nature with others, then you will definitely enjoy volunteering at the Louisville Nature Center! Consider one of our many volunteering opportunities at the Louisville Nature Center this summer and help with our summer camps.

We host nature related camps for many ages and across many interests.

For more information contact our Office Resource Coordinator at officecoordinator@louisvillenaturecenter.org.


education program volunteers

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Like working with kids?  We’re always looking for engaging and enthusiastic Volunteer Education Assistants to work along with the LNC staff presenting nature programs and leading hikes through Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve for schools, scouts, and those interested in nature education.  Education volunteers assist in the classroom, lead hikes, and take small groups to the bird blind and garden. You needn’t have teacher experience, and you will receive training and have shadowing opportunities prior to working with our students and campers. Education volunteers should be able to help during week days for up to 3-hours at a time.

restore the forest  

If you would like to help in our forest restoration efforts, please contact the office coordinator at officecoordinator@louisvillenaturecenter.org.


Various Volunteer Opportunities

The Nature Center also has the need for help with office work, cleaning, gardening, and other jobs for which no training is required. Almost any skill is needed and appreciated at LNC, including:

  • Help maintain the native plant and butterfly gardens

  • Help rid the nature preserve of exotic and invasive plants

  • Help repair and maintain trails

  • Maintain the bird feeders and pond

  • Cleaning the nature center facilities

  • Assist with special events

  • Design and build educational displays

  • Assist with clerical work and answering phones

  • Perform maintenance and carpentry services

We look forward to meeting you and appreciate your interest in helping us provide nature education and encourage stewardship in an urban forest!!

To sign up to be a volunteer with LNC, complete the applicable forms below and send or bring to the LNC office at:

3745 Illinois Ave. Louisville, Ky. 40213

For questions you can contact our office coordinator at officecoordinator@louisvillenaturecenter.org

Click and print an application: