Can you spare a few hours for Five Rivers?

Friends of Five Rivers is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that supports the work of Five Rivers Environmental Education Center. Volunteers enable Five Rivers to offer more programs and services. Please consider giving some of your time to join other community members in this effort. The Center welcomes you! Thank you.

Volunteers will be provided with the necessary training

Opportunities for Young Volunteers, 12-18 years

Click here to find out about our Student and Assistant Naturalist programs.

Ways to Volunteer for those 18 and Older

Find out about donating your time to Five Rivers.
Volunteer opportunities include the following.


Help staff the Center reception desk and bookstore on Saturdays, Tuesday afternoons, and weekday mornings.

Wildlife Gardener:

Assist in designing and maintaining the Center’s Wildlife and Water Gardens. All levels of skill are welcome. Tools are provided. Gardeners meet monthly from February to April and twice a month from May to September

Volunteer Instructor:

Teach kindergarten through eighth grade students on weekdays throughout the school year. Five Rivers provides extensive preparation for this activity including basic training, lesson specific training, and co-teaching. Volunteers share a love of the outdoors and a desire to work with children on enjoyable, hands-on activities.


Help with set up, serving, and clean up at social functions.

Special Events:

Help with special once a year functions such as the Annual Fall Festival (September) and the Annual Birdseed Sale (October).

Please tell us how to reach you!

If you are 18 or older and if volunteering at the Center with the Friends of Five Rivers sounds good to you, please tell us how to contact you to discuss your areas of interest.