Riveredge Nature Center

Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Riveredge Nature Center.



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Volunteer Information

Volunteer Birthdate if under 18 (mm/dd/yyyy)
Are you a Riveredge Member?
  • Yes
  • No
Please list any allergies or conditions that we should know about.
Please list any limitations on the type of volunteer work you can do.
Emergency Contact*
Emergency Contact Relation
Emergency Contact Phone Number*
How did you hear about volunteering opportunities at Riveredge?
  • Community Event
  • From a friend
  • Newspaper
  • Riveredge website
  • Riveredge newsletter
  • Radio


Volunteer Interests

How frequently do you wish to volunteer?
  • Regularly (1+ times per week)
  • Frequently (1-3 times per month)
  • Occasionally ( as needed, multiple times a year)
  • Temporary/Up to a certain number of hours


Please check all areas of interest. Training is provided.

  • Volunteer Naturalist - Provide environmental education programs to school-aged children
  • Volunteer Naturalist Assistant - Assist a Naturalist with various needs during programs
  • Scout Naturalist - Help lead scout programs (weekends/evenings)
  • Summer Camp Counselor - Assist the Summer Camp education staff (mid June - mid August)
  • Winter Camp Counselor - Assist the Winter Camp education staff (week after Christmas)
  • River Connection Leader/Assistant - Work with Urban Ecology stadd to explore the Milwaukee River with school groups
  • Homeschool Assistant - Assist an educator with our homeschool programs (September - May)
  • Habitat Healer - Assist in caring for the lad: plantings, invasive species control, brush clearing, etc. (Tuesday mornings 9am-noon)
  • Organic Garden Assistant - Assist educators with planting and harvesting organic vegetables (April - October)
  • Sanctuary Special Projects - Help with land-based projects on an on-call basis
  • Riveredge Farm Assistant - Help with various projects and needs on Riveredge's permaculture farm (April - October)
  • Maple Sugarin' Sap Hauler
  • Water Quality Monitor - Take samples from various locations on the Milwaukee River (Spring)
  • Species Counts - Help with bird, frog, and/or butterfly counts (other species occasionally)
  • Sturgeon Rearing - Assist in raising Lake Sturgeon fingerlings at our Streamside Rearing Facility (approx April - September)
  • Visitor Center Receptionist - Greet and assist visitors, answer and direct phone calls, other duties as needed
  • Weekend Visitor Center Receptionist - Greet and assist visitors, answer and direct phone calls, other duties as needed
  • Special Events Worker - Help at various special events such as Maple Sugarin' events, Spring Egg Hunt, Earth Day, Frothy Forage (you will be contacted for scheduling)
  • River Valley Bike Ride - Help with various duties at the annual bike ride (4th Sunday in June)
  • Sturgeon Fest - Help with various duties at our annual Sturgeon Fest (Saturday in early fall)
  • Farm Dinner - Help with various duties at our annual Farm-to-Table Dinner (early fall)
  • Artist
  • Meal Prep
  • Photography
Have a special skill or an idea for a project? List it here!



About Me

Are you volunteering to fullfill a legal community service requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you volunteering to fulfill a school/employment service requirement
  • Yes
  • No
Please describe some of your past or current work experience.
We are interested in getting to know more about you and what you hope to bring to Riveredge. Please describe some of your special skills, personal areas of interest, and unique experiences.
What would you like to gain from volunteering with Riveredge?
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