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Volunteer at the Glen

Please email filled application to Laurie Freeman or drop off at the Vernet Center


Volunteer at the

Nature Shop

Support our Administrative Staff, Special Events, & More

Support our Administrative Staff, Special Events & More

Glen Helen would not be successful without the assistance of a legion of regular volunteers. THANK YOU!

Last year, volunteers at Glen Helen logged over 5000 hours, doing everything from greeting visitors at the front desk to leading hikes deep into the Glen. Tracking volunteer hours is important. It assists us in obtaining grants and other funding, helps us to evaluate our progress, and and allows us to brag!


Volunteer at the Trailside Museum

Volunteer at the
Trailside Museum
Currently Closed

We depend on volunteers to carry out the programs, events, and initiatives that help preserve the regional treasure that is Glen Helen. From fundraising to mailings to trail maintenance, volunteer at the Glen, and not only will you participate in our important efforts, but you'll also have fun while you do it. Whether you are a short-term volunteer with a service requirement, or seek a longer-term position in the Glen Helen community, we may have an opportunity for you. Please contact the Glen Helen Outreach Manager, Laurie Freeman (Click name for email or call 937-769-1905.)

  • Guide educational hikes through the Glen

  • Welcome visitors to the Trailside Museum

  • Assist with animal care: birds, snakes, and/or turtles

  • Share your talent/knowledge by leading or assisting with a fun and educational programs for visitors of all ages at the Trailside Museum, on the trails, or other locations within the Glen. *Regular training opportunities available. OCVN participation encouraged.

  • Greet visitors to the Glen Helen Nature Shop and Vernet Building

  • Discuss Membership opportunities with visitors

  • Process visitor purchases from the Nature Shop

  • Assist with inventory

  • Answer visitor questions

  • Light office work and mailing assistance

  • Literature distribution to area locations

  • Data entry and other administrative support tasks

  • Marketing and design assistance

  • Board and committee involvement

  • Writing, researching, and mapping initiatives

  • Assisting with signature fundraising initiatives, such as the 5K/10K, Make it Count for the Birds, Whoo Cooks for You, and more

  • Be a Guardian of the Glen, assist our Ranger with land preservation and trail maintenance tasks such as:

  • Trail cleanliness

  • Graffiti removal

  • Trail structure maintenance (bird blind, stone paths, bridges, handrails, etc)

  • Invasive species removal

Volunteer on the trails

Volunteer on the Trails

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