Volunteer at Graham Creek Preserve
Just as the splendor of nature abounds at Graham Creek Nature Preserve, so do Volunteer opportunities. We can always use volunteers for a wide variety of duties . . . whether assisting with our Children’s learning programs, working Special Events at the Preserve, assisting with trail maintenance & clearing or habitat preservation. If you love the outdoors, nature and environment, consider joining our volunteer corps.
We appreciate youth volunteers, as well as adults, though we generally require volunteers under age 14 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
One task where help is always needed is our annual invasive plant removal. These dates occur in the Fall months, with dates to be announced for 2017. This work is physical in nature, so volunteers should consider taking part in this activity accordingly.
Among the Special Events always in need of volunteers during our busy Fall season:
• Oct 7th Baldwin and Mobile County Cross Country Championships (8am-noon).
Volunteers needed to help with pointing runners in the correct direction along 5k course and 2 mile course.
• Oct 20-21, 27-28 Graham Creek’s Haunted Forest (5pm-10:30pm)
Volunteers needed to be “actors” along the trail to scare visitors. Actors will come in about a week before the event to get their character assignments and instructions to loosely follow a “script” — but there’s a lot of ad-lib. It’s terrifyingly terrific fun!
• Oct 21 Pumpkin Play Day children’s event (10am-noon)
Volunteers placed at different stations in outdoor classroom to hand out prizes and candy to Preserve trick-or-treaters.
• Nov 18th Creek Crawl Obstacle Race (7am-noon)
Volunteers needed to help runners stay on course during 5K trail run and to be safe on multiple obstacles; also help at finish line and water stations. Free T-shirts for volunteers at this event.
For information about any volunteer opportunities at Graham Creek, please contact our main office at (251) 923-GCNP (4267) or email firstname.lastname@example.org