Date(s) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2016
Audubon Center & Sanctuary
“Intro to Volunteering at the Nature Center” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.
This 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 introduce participants to faces and places at the Nature Center. The training is appropriate for people interested in volunteering as well as new volunteers.
Participants can bring a bag lunch and enjoy some camaraderie after the program. Coffee and tea will be provided.
Participation is free. Reservations are requested by Thursday, Jan. 21, and can be made by stopping by the Nature Center or calling (716) 569-2345.
The workings of the Audubon Nature Center depend on the dedication and commitment of a strong volunteer crew.
In the past year, nearly 300 volunteers worked more than 12,000 hours to support the 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.
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.