Volunteer at the Tacoma Nature Center

Tacoma Nature Center
1919 S. Tyler St.
Tacoma, WA 98405

Brianna Charbonnel
(253) 404-3930

Summer Teen Volunteers & Youth Council applicants  Contact
Lauren Bentson
(253) 404-3930

By volunteering, you’ll discover that taking an active part in helping out is its own reward.

Habitat Restoration Work – Stewardship Volunteers
Help maintain the trails and grounds at the Tacoma Nature Center. Tasks include trimming vegetation, planting, removing non-native species and maintaining planting beds and gardens. Picking up litter and other miscellaneous tasks also may be part of the job.

Special projects may be available based on the abilities and interests of volunteers.

All work parties are from 9 am – noon

  • Register to participate by choosing an event below.

Upcoming Activities

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Naturalists

Volunteer Naturalists
Help lead tours and programs at the Tacoma Nature Center. All that is required is a love of nature and a desire to share it with others. We provide training and a manual to help you along with mentor docents eager to share what they know.

Most programs occur between 9 am and 3 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Volunteer Naturalists may also choose to participate in Birthday Party Program presentation and Outreach presentations.

Special Event Volunteers

Special Event Volunteers
Help plan and prepare for special events, set-up or clean-up event and assist visitors during the event. Most events occur at the Tacoma Nature Center, but some take place at other Metro Parks sites. Events occur mainly on Saturdays, but occasional weeknight opportunities also exist. No special training or commitment required.

Teen Volunteers

Teen Volunteers
The Tacoma Nature Center has volunteer opportunities for teens ages 12 and older.

Teen volunteers, after a training session, help with a variety of tasks.
Duties may include:

  • Leading games and hikes at nature camps
  • Assisting staff at family events
  • Stewardship projects
  • Light animal care

Teen volunteers must have permission from parent(s) or guardian(s) before volunteering.

Some students are able to receive extra credit for school or use the experience to fulfill project requirements.

It’s a great way to learn while making a difference to help our natural community.

Download the Teen Summer Flyer

Youth Council

Tacoma Nature Center Youth Council
Elevating Youth Voice for the Natural World

NEW leadership opportunity for youth ages 13-18

TNC Youth Council is a dedicated space for youth voice. YOU will choose the projects, events, and focus of TNC Youth Council. An adult facilitator will be present to guide the team.
Fill out an interest form today! TNC Youth Council Interest Form 2020
For questions email Lauren at laurenb@tacomaparks.com or call (253) 404-3930