Nature Guides assist in teaching educational programs for visiting schoolchildren from September through June. Teatown’s education staff offers training sessions for anyone interested in becoming a guide. Requires a six-month teaching commitment of two hours per week plus attendance at monthly guide meetings.
Wildflower Guides and Garden Maintenance
Wildflower Island Guides lead small group tours of this two-acre treasure. Training begins each Spring with two Saturday or Sunday morning sessions. After the initial training, the Wildflower Island Guides meet monthly on Saturday or Sunday through September for additional training. Novice guides also work one-on-one with a mentor. Requires a commitment of at least 6 tours per season (April through September) or to work the equivalent hours on Wildflower Island.
Responsible, enthusiastic volunteers handle basic care of cleaning cages, preparing food and feeding, as well as general maintenance of the birds is essential. Because of the amount of training devoted to each volunteer, volunteers must make a commitment of working with the birds at least once a week for one year. We are not currently accepting new applicants for the Raptor Program.
Teatown hosts special events throughout the year, including Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest℠, PlantFest, and the Pancake Brunch. There are many opportunities for volunteers to assist the Teatown staff at these events.
Administrative and Clerical
Volunteers are always needed to augment the skills and efforts of the Teatown staff with administrative and general office duties, as well as in the more specialized arenas of public relations, membership and volunteer services, and fund raising.