With 46 acres of woodlands, trails, gardens, historic buildings, classes, events, collections of artifacts and oral histories, fundraising needs, etc. – the list of volunteer options is almost endless. But here are some areas where help is needed.
- Trail building and maintenance
- Nature & heritage education
- Garden upkeep
- General “handyman” work
- Experienced carpenters, electricians, plumbers, painters, engineers, architects, landscapers
- Fundraising ideas and events
- Greeters & docents
- Grant writing
- Marketing, graphic design & printing services
- Technical /computer assistance
- Special events and festivals organization and staffing
- Preservation and cataloging of historical items
- Oral history project
- Musicians, artists, and storytellers
- Office tasks
- “Grunt workers” of all ages
Consider providing time as a Volunteer. The time spent will provide vital support to on-going operations while leaving you with the great feeling achieved from being a meaningful part of the community and its environmental and historic preservation.
To sign up please create an account and complete the:
Internships at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
Autrey Mill is very appreciative of our interns! We couldn’t have blossomed into the Nature and Heritage Center we are today without countless hours provided by the community. If you would like to come over and pitch in, review our procedures below and email us at the listed address.
Steps to Applying for Internship:
-Complete the Volunteer Application
-Compose a letter of interest that includes personal goals, hobbies and any other motivation for working with Autrey Mill.
-Comprise a resume that includes work experience, clubs attended, awards received, and at least 2 references.
-Interns must have completed the free “Mandated Reporter” training. Once complete save the certificate.
-Compile the above documents digitally and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
General Internship Information:
-Interns will be tasked with a variety of assignments and may include: animal care, garden care, grounds work, exhibit restoration, habitat restoration and more.
-It will be up to the intern and the Education Director to come up with a semester project. The semester projects range from sustainability garden projects, to exhibit restorations or signage upgrades.
-All interns must complete a volunteer waiver before beginning work. Children under 18 years of age must have their waiver signed by their legal guardian.
-Volunteers should come dressed for the weather, including appropriate footwear. Sandals are not appropriate.
-Please wear appropriate or and refrain from non-family-friendly clothing.
-Internships may be terminated at any time for any reason deemed appropriate by the Autrey Mill Staff.
-Inappropriate language, poor attitudes and lack of motivation will not be tolerated and will result in a reciprocated warning. After a verbal, and two written warnings Autrey Mill reserves the right to terminate any internship agreement.
Thank you to our Community
These individuals are corporate partners, Local Organizations and a few faces Autry Mill couldn’t operate without!
Special Thanks to the National Charity League
The National Charity League supports Autrey Mill at every event, every other program and throughout the summer at Summer Camp. Recently they came to help set up for Spooky Mill!
Let’s Make History Together – Become a Docent!
We’re looking for volunteers to help with our heritage programs, tours of our historic buildings, care of collections and research. The schedule is flexible and training is provided. And you get to work with great people! If you are interested in becoming a docent, please email us.
If you have local history to share, contact our collections and exhibit manager.
Community Service Volunteers
We’re are happy to have the help of court mandated Community Service Volunteers. We only accept non-violent offenders. Hours are only offered after reviewing your application. Community Service work includes cleaning, trail care, gardening, and more.
If you are in need of Community Service Hours please complete the application:
Volunteer Partner Organizations