Fox Run Environmental Education Center
We have three categories of volunteers. Application link at bottom of page.
Garden Volunteer/ Work for Food:
Are you on a tight budget? Want to learn how to garden organically? Just love to be outside?
Our Work for Food Program allows you to work three hours per week in our gardens in exchange for a bag of fresh picked, organically grown produce. Produce and amounts vary depending on season. Some chores you may be doing - planting seeds, transplanting, hoeing, hand weeding, harvesting, watering or fertilizing, cleaning up the workroom, feeding chickens, collecting eggs. Most work is outside in a variety of weather. You will get dirty. :)
Workers come once a week throughout the growing season, May - October. We have several time periods available. Weekends during the school year and weekdays during summer.
Families may volunteer together in some cases, children's hours to not qualify for produce and Parents are responsible for having children with them at all times. Children are not allowed in any wildlife areas. Talk to Ame for more information.
Wildlife volunteers make a commitment to serve a three hour shift each week. This is a dedicated position. Volunteering does not mean playing with wild animals. There is minimal animal contact and there is a potential for bites, diseases, and parasites. Only serious, dedicated people need apply. Be aware that you must be 18 years or older to actively handle wildlife in our care. All volunteers must be up to date on their tetanus shot and those volunteers who work with high risk animals such as raccoons and skunks must have their rabies pre exposure vaccine series at your expense. Volunteer Training as a pre-requisite to volunteering with wildlife. Wildlife volunteer’s clean cages, clean work areas, wash dishes, take laundry in, prepare foods/formula, feed baby animals, and assist with medical procedures. One of the perks of volunteering with wildlife, besides the knowledge you are helping save animals, is that you get fresh produce from the garden!
If you would like to volunteer but cannot commit to a dedicated schedule we have several areas that need volunteers. Grant writing, fundraising help, and transportation. We also have a big need for people willing to just get the word out - deliver brochures, post flyers, organize a wish basket party and share us on social media. We also have a need for experienced education leaders - any volunteers working with children must have a background check on file.