In the Community
In community- Adult/Families
We love being involved in the community whenever we can. However, with a small staff, that isn't always possible. That's where you can help us! If you enjoy talking to people in the community, help us work a booth for an event. If you like the excitement of parades, volunteer to walk with us in one! Together we can help connect our community to nature.
Accessibility requirements: vary by activity.
DHNC, FG, WG- Adult/Families
As a non-profit, festivals are a key part of our funding. Whether you want to dress in a costume, work logistics (food, organizing groups, etc.), or work a booth (craft, game, information, etc.), there is something for everyone.
Accessibility requirements: vary depending on festival. Can include walking up to a mile on our flat trail, hospitality, and adaptability
Our tour guides are trained members of the community who lead scheduled groups around The Whiteside Garden. We provide training to all our guides on what spots they may want to mention and how to guide a group.
Accessibility requirements: hike up to a mile along on rough terrain, public speaking, ability to retain general talking points
DHNC & WG- Adult/Families
Our hosts manage our centers, allowing the community to have access to our properties on weekends. Background check required.
Accessibility requirements: speaking to the public
Junior Counselor Internship
DHNC- Ages 13-17
Want to be a part of the summer fun at the nature center? Apply to be a Junior Counselor for our summer camps. Engage with kids, explore the Nature Center with them, and help with various activities.
Accessibility requirements: walking, standing for long periods, bending, lifting, and squatting.
DHNC, FG, WG- Adult
Our program helpers assist our educators with various educational programs both indoors and outdoors. A background check is required.
Accessibility requirements: vary depending on event but could include hiking up to a mile on our flat trails, ability to bend and pick up
Our program preppers help set up our various programs. There's always something to prep for, from cutting and laminating to setting up decorations.
Accessibility requirements: include ability to complete repetitive movement, bend, and pick up
Walk on the wild side with us as we work to create exciting and informative exhibits in our Nature Center to help encourage patrons to be involved in nature.
Accessibility requirements: vary depending on project