Volunteer with Us!

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin - William Shakespeare

We need your help!

Closter Nature Center was founded in 1962 and is charged with protecting 136 acres of natural wetlands and forest, as well as providing quality nature programming and education to our surrounding community. We have accomplished this over the past 62 years due to the dedication of our Volunteer Board of Trustees and community engagement.

Conservation is an active process and there is still so much to do, and so much more we can accomplish. We need your help!

Closter Nature Center is looking to create a strong group of volunteers who have a variety of skills and can fill an assortment of roles. We need help monitoring and maintaining our three miles of woodland trails. Our ongoing reforestation project will need many hands to make the greatest impact. Our educational programs would benefit from new voices and perspectives to provide programs covering a wide spectrum of topics. Finally, we could use knowledgeable people to be on-site when we receive visitors, so that they can answer questions, provide instructions, and ensure our center is a place of discovery that can be enjoyed safely.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please join our Volunteer Mailing List to be kept up to date on volunteer events and opportunities.

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Volunteer Positions Coming Soon!

We are in the process of revamping our volunteer system, and for this reason, we are not yet recruiting for specific volunteer roles. However, we hope to post exciting opportunities for dedicated volunteers soon, so please keep checking back with us for updates! We will also send out recruitment notices via the volunteer mailing list that you can join above.

Limited Volunteer Recruitment:

Follow this link to learn about a limited volunteer opportunity with our Senior Trail Crew

Under 18?

If you are a minor (under 18) interested in Volunteering, please visit our separate page here

Interested in Doing More Now?

We are always seeking new trustees or dedicated volunteers to join the Committees that run our Nature Center.  You may even be ready to put in a large amount of volunteer hours on your own!  If you are a dedicated individual who is ready to jump into our organization, we suggest that you attend one of our volunteer events and speak to an attending trustee or staff member.  Or you can reach us via the contact information on our website.