Volunteer Positions Available
We are always looking for volunteers and potential new board members who meet our current needs for diversity of backgrounds and skill sets. If you think you might be a fit for a role but do not fit the descriptions below feel free to reach out anyway.
The Closter Nature Center Board of Trustees is looking to fill the following roles:
This is a volunteer position for an individual(s) willing and able to help with the ongoing care and maintenance of our trail network (roughly 3 miles of trails) and to help to identify and manage trail related projects (such as bridges, stream clearing, etc.). Trail maintainers patrol the trails on a regular basis (on average twice a month); report any problems they see; clear the trail of overgrown vegetation, natural obstructions, and litter; blaze (mark) the trail so no one gets lost; protect the trail from erosion and misuse; and educate hikers about trail use and preservation. There is room for this person to also join our Board of Trustees, although this is not a mandatory part of the role, we have some flexibility for the right person.
This individual would receive training and support from the NY/NJ Trail Conference and would serve as our liaison.
House Committee Chair
This is a volunteer position and involves becoming a member of our Board of Trustees as the House Committee Chair. This Chairperson is responsible for helping to maintain needed supplies for the cabin (paper towels, cleaning supplies etc.) and to oversee necessary repair projects (meeting with contractors etc.).
This person should be able to work with our caretaker and have the ability to lead and organize other volunteers and resources to help achieve our goals.
This position requires a smartphone and familiarity with the popular social media platform, Instagram. Volunteer would be asked to occasionally walk the trails and photograph the natural beauty of the nature center and also, community events as possible.
Trail & Special Project Volunteers
For those hearty volunteers who are willing and able to be "hands on" we have ongoing needs for people to assist with trail maintenance, and for occasional projects that require manual labor. Example projects range from helping to build bridges, clearing trails of debris after storms, building bridges, put up fencing deep in the woods, minor cabin repairs, etc. No special skills are necessary, just a "can do" attitude!
Interested Candidates for any of the above opportunities should fill out the form below or send a brief email and bio to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No Phone Calls Please