Los Alamos Nature Center: How To Find The Right Volunteer Opportunity

Christa Tyson is the volunteer coordinator at PEEC. Courtesy photo
 

Natali Steinburg has volunteered at PEEC since 2005. Courtesy photo
 

By CHRISTA TYSON 
PEEC Volunteer Coordinator
 
In the midst of political season, I like to remind people of an anonymous quote that has stuck with me over the years; “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”
 
There are numerous volunteer opportunities available with the Los Alamos Nature Center. The key is to find a volunteer position that you would enjoy and are capable of doing. The following questions can help you narrow your options:
  • Would you like to work with adults, children, or animals, or remotely from home?
  • Do you prefer to work alone or as part of a team?
  • Are you better behind the scenes or do you prefer to take a more visible role?
  • How much time are you willing to commit?
  • How much responsibility are you ready to take on?
  • What skills can you bring as a volunteer?
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center provides a variety of volunteer opportunities that can help foster positive change in our community and environment. Cherished volunteers choose from; working with our education program on and off site, presenting programs, docenting the center, data entry and computer work, assisting with planetarium shows, fundraising and marketing, helping care for our animals, and other odd jobs!
 
For more information:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
Christa Tyson, Volunteer Coordinator
Office: 505.662.0460
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