Volunteers are an integral part of CNC! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups to share their time and talents throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities listed below or would like to discuss other options, please contact Cathy Devendorf, Director of Volunteers & Outreach at email@example.com or 989.631.0830. If you are interested in volunteering as a Counselor-in-Training, please visit the Nature Day Camp page.
Help with activities, the admission gate, set up or clean up. Shifts vary in length and are mostly on weekends or in the evenings.
There are frequent opportunities for outdoor volunteer jobs to help maintain CNC’s 1,200 acres, such as exotic invasive removal, trail work, gardening related tasks and other projects of varying lengths of time.
Do you have a skill such as sewing or clerical tasks that you want to share? You can participate once or be part of an ongoing project.
The historic 1870s Homestead is open May-Sept, and we rely on volunteers to welcome visitors, lead historic crafts and activities, work in the garden, teach lessons at the log one-room schoolhouse or demonstrate historic skills. An orientation is offered in early May with ongoing ‘on-the-job’ training. Reference materials are available to learn new skills. Volunteers must commit to working a minimum of 4-5 times during the season.
2019 Homestead Sunday Volunteer Recruitment
We are currently seeking volunteers for the 2019 Homestead Sunday season, June 5-Aug 25 from 1-5 pm! Experience historic rural living skills first hand, connect visitors to the natural resources of Midland and inspire people to be stewards of the environment! Volunteer Orientation for new and returning Homestead volunteers will be Sun, April 28 from 1-3 pm. It will begin at the Timber Frame Barn and will include info on opportunities, skill stations and light refreshments.
The Homestead offers a wide range of opportunities. Become an expert at one, or find a new talent each weekend. It’s up to you! No previous knowledge necessary, as training is provided. Examples of opportunities include:
Additional volunteer opportunities available at Fall Harvest Festival on Oct 5. Questions? Interested but unable to attend the orientation? Contact Cathy Fitzpatrick, Historical Interpreter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Day Camp offers a CIT volunteer opportunity for teens who have completed 9th grade and are interested in working with children outdoors. Online applications are accepted Jan-April each year. CITs are asked to make at least a two week commitment June-Aug. All training is provided. To learn more, visit the Nature Day Camp page.
Address:400 S Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640
Mon-Sat:8 am-5 pm
Sun & select holidays:12-5 pm
Closed:Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
Open daily dawn-to-dark