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Audubon Nature Center Offering Volunteer Training
Audubon Nature Center Offering Volunteer Training

Jamestown, NY – In the past year, nearly 300 volunteers worked more than 12,000 hours to support the Audubon Nature Center’s mission to connect people to nature and promote environmentally responsible behaviors.

On any given day, volunteers can be seen working on the trails, leading school groups, managing the membership program, feeding animals, and more.

On Wednesday evening, May 4, naturalist and volunteer coordinator Katie Finch will present “Intro to Volunteering at the Nature Center” for people interested in volunteering as well as new volunteers.

This 6:30-7:30 p.m. introductory training will cover a brief history of the Audubon Nature Center, review the many facets of the organization in which volunteers are involved, and acquaint participants with faces and places at the Nature Center.

The workings of the Nature Center depend on the dedication and commitment of its volunteers. With school programs reaching nearly 19,000 students and a similar number of visitors each year, the Nature Center could not survive without the dedication and commitment of a strong volunteer crew.

For the volunteer, there are many benefits too.  Volunteering provides an opportunity to use skills and pursue interests, meet new people, and become part of a community.

Participation is free. Reservations are requested by Monday, May 2, and can be made by stopping by the Nature Center or calling (716) 569-2345.

To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or seeIntro to Volunteering at the Nature Center” at www.jamestownaudubon.org.

The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. The building, with its collection of live animals, interactive exhibits and the Blue Heron Gift Shop, is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays.  The grounds, including trails, gardens, picnic tables, arboretum, and Liberty, the Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.  

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