Volunteer Opportunities at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
We offer many volunteer opportunities here at the Center as well as Citizen Science initiatives with the Marine Mammal Stranding Team and the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles. You can help orient guests to opportunities at the OBCWE, explain education programs and take reservations, as well as clerk in the Wild store and even help deliver education programs. If you enjoy being outdoors or learning about the history of our area, please consider becoming a volunteer.
Contact: Call Sharon Meade at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education at (252)453-0221 x8 or (919)707-0237 if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer Opportunities at Centennial Center for Wildlife Education
- Box Turtle Monitoring: Track box turtles with radio telemetry equipment and collect data during the months of April through November. Minimum commitment: 6 checks. Contact Kim Burge at 707-0204.
Volunteer Opportunities at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
Volunteers are valued at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Our volunteers are an extension of the eyes, ears, hands, energy, and creativity of the staff. Volunteer assistance and independent activities allow PCWE to broaden the scope of educational opportunities we offer.
PCWE offers numerous volunteer opportunities, some with standard work schedules, and other schedules designed to meet the needs of the job. The volunteer coordinator will discuss with the volunteer the details of the work assignment, the minimum hourly requirements, and the procedures involved in developing a work schedule. Each volunteer will be assigned a work area with the staff coordinator of that area as their immediate supervisor. At times, a volunteer may be assigned to more than one work area.
- Assignments: All volunteer assignments require a minimum commitment of 12 hours per year. Volunteers are most active when visitation is high in spring, summer and early fall. Most assignments are on hiatus from November through March.
- Uniforms: A uniform shirt and hat are provided. Please wear your volunteer shirt when on duty. Beige or khaki shorts or pants and closed toed or hiking boots complete the uniform. Each volunteer represents the Center to our visitors and should appear neat and clean. Your appearance allows you to be recognized as a staff person and contributes to the overall impression that our visitors receive.
- Training: PCWE staff will provide volunteer orientation and training. In-service training opportunities are available year-round on a wide variety of topics. These include special programs held at the center and at other facilities in the area that are consistent with the goals and programs of PCWE.
Contact: Call the Program Coordinator at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education at (828)877-4423 if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities.