Volunteer Opportunities

Since Friends of Banshee Reeks operates completely through dedicated volunteers, we always need your help.  The third Saturday of each month is Volunteer Day, and provides an opportunity for members of the public to contribute to volunteer projects.  The preserve manager decides on the projects that need to be completed that day, and participants can choose a project based on their interest and ability.  No need to sign up — just show up at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday in front of the Visitors Center.  Some projects that need volunteers throughout the year include:

  • Pollinator and rain garden maintenance
  • Vertical trail maintenance (clipping small overhanging branches and vines)
  • Native tree, plant, and wildflower plantings
  • Invasive plant species management (helping to remove identified invasives)
  • Basic carpentry work (BRNP builds its own benches and picnic tables)
  • Assistance with ongoing preserve research
  • Monitoring programs (e.g., bluebird boxes, kestrels and owls, box turtles)
  • Species inventories (i.e., hiking out to ID and count wildflowers, dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, trees, and more)
  • Creating a new outdoor classroom that is possible with financial support from Friends of Banshee Reeks and the Banshee Reeks VMN chapter

If you do not enjoy outdoor work but like greeting people and welcoming them to the preserve, you can also volunteer to staff the Visitors Center.  We often have difficulty finding enough volunteers to staff the Visitors Center, so we appreciate any time that you can give.  No experience is required — we will train you!  If you are interested in staffing the Visitors Center, please contact us at info@bansheereeks.org, and type “Visitors Center Volunteering” in subject line.

Please see these documents for information that all volunteers should be aware of:

BRNP_VolunteerHandbook
BRNP_Policy_Procedures