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Volunteer Opportunities

Tenafly Nature Center relies on the generosity of volunteers to maintain its mission.

As a Tenafly Nature Center volunteer, you become part of the solution, helping to protect our clean air, clean water, and preserve wildlife and the community. You can help us keep our mission of environmental education and land stewardship alive. In turn, you will work with our staff, gain valuable knowledge, partake in unique experiences and deepen your environmental awareness.

Who should apply?

  • Adults, teens (14+), and groups
  • Those who can make a time commitment 
  • Independent people and team players
  • Small businesses & corporations wishing to fulfill community service programs/endeavors. Small businesses & corporations must be TNC small business or corporate members.  Learn more about small business & Corporate Memberships here 

Want to help, but you’re under 14 years old? You can! You need to have an adult guardian work with you. 

We encourage teen applicants to fill out applications themselves. This way they can learn about the nature center on their own and we can learn about them too.

Volunteer opportunities are limited. Availability is determined by the seasons, weather, skills offered and supervision/leadership available. Volunteers that are able to commit to a weekly schedule are needed.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

How to apply to volunteer at TNC?

  1. Login/Create an account with Bergen Volunteer Center

  2. View the available opportunities at TNC's VOLUNTEER PORTAL

  3. Apply for the opportunity you are interested in.

  4. Wait for TNC staff to contact you and send you a TNC volunteer application. Please DON'T contact us.

  5. Complete a TNC volunteer application If your interests and schedule match with our needs we will contact you to set up a schedule. 

President’s Volunteer Service Award

Tenafly Nature Center has been selected and approved as an official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award.

The President's Volunteer Service Award is a national award created from the White House established to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard, measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

TNC is one of thousands of organizations that deliver the President’s Volunteer Service Award and honor volunteers. As a certified organization for the award, Tenafly Nature Center is responsible for verifying service hours, nominating potential recipients and delivering the Award.

TNC volunteers are eligible for this award and can be approved for it via TNC as their Certifying Organization. Volunteers can begin their pursuit of the award by tracking their volunteer hours online. The hours do not have to be only for volunteer work in support of TNC; they can be for a wide range of projects and service. However, it is important that TNC volunteers use Tenafly Nature Center's Record of Service Key, YER-8122, when identifying their Certifying Organization.

Click here (and use YER-8122 as your Record of Service Key) to get started.

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