Closter Nature Center Summer 2019

Summer Program Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for the Closter Nature Center Summer Program! Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and entering 9th grade and able to commit to helping out 4 days a week for a minimum of two weeks during the summer program. 

This year the program begins on June 24th and runs through August 22nd, 2019. The program runs Monday – Thursday from 8:45 am – 4:15pm.  The week of July 1st the program runs Monday – Wednesday (no program on July 4th)

In order to be considered for the program, you must be a member of the Closter Nature Center and you will need to complete applications (see links below) that include a Parental Consent Form, a personal essay and recommendation(s).  Please be mindful that there will be a selection process, as we cannot accept every student who applies to the program.                    

Summer Volunteer interviews will take place between April 1st – 12th you will be contacted via email to schedule an interview.  All students accepted into the Summer Volunteer Program must attend a mandatory orientation during the week of June 15th.  

The deadline to submit your application is April 1, 2019. 

To help you with the process, here is a checklist of all the things you need to complete:

  • Volunteer Application
  • Parental Consent Form
  • Student Essay (500-word limit). Use space provided in the application form or send by email to .
  • Letter of Recommendation to be emailed by a teacher, counselor, coach or mentor directly to the Closter Nature Center at:


Click *here* for a link to the Summer Program Volunteer Application Form.

Click *here* for a link to the Summer Program Parental or Guardian Consent Form.

Click *here* for a link to the Summer Program Recommendation Form.