Volunteer programs are currently paused due to COVID-19. Check this page, and sign up for our email newsletter for future volunteer opportunities upon Manor House reopening. Thank you for your interest!


Volunteers are at the core of Greenburgh Nature Center’s community. They have helped us to ignite passion, curiosity and respect for the natural world since our doors first opened over forty years ago. We thank them for their vision and dedication, and we thank you for your interest in joining their ranks.

We offer volunteer opportunities for dedicated adults, high school and college students, school and outside clubs, and community groups to assist with a wide range of activities throughout the year. These include: animal husbandry; trail tours and maintenance; gardening and greenhouse care; recycling and composting; assistance at weekend and community events; administrative support; special projects; and more.

Working with Greenburgh Nature Center staff, volunteers will acquire valuable pre-professional training in the aforementioned fields.


Volunteer with Greenburgh Nature Center and expand your knowledge of animals, plants and sustainable best practices. Identify the ways in which you’d like to lend a helping hand from this list of opportunities.

*You must be at least 14 years or older to volunteer at the Nature Center.

Internships and externships for school credit are available. Please write a proposal stating your interest in working with Greenburgh Nature Center for school credit. Include what you hope to contribute and what you would like to learn from your experience. If you would like assistance designing your proposal, please contact Dana at volunteer@greenburghnaturecenter.org. Once we have received your proposal, we will contact you for an interview if your skills and availability match our current needs.


Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Dana DeSousa at volunteer@greenburghnaturecenter.org with interest in ongoing group volunteerism.

Special Events and One-Time Opportunities

We also have opportunities to volunteer for special events that take place throughout the year. Please inquire about current opportunities by emailing volunteer@greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Special Projects

Individuals or groups who have a specific community service project in mind, please email a description of your idea and specify ‘volunteer project’ in the subject line to volunteer@greenburghnaturecenter.org. We thank you in advance for your support of Greenburgh Nature Center.