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Volunteer at Gahagan

At the Gahagan Nature Preserve we rely on the dedication of our amazing volunteers to help us achieve our mission of protecting habitat and providing environmental education to our community.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering at Gahagan allows you to:

Protect the Environment

Help us maintain hiking trails, remove invasive species, monitor wildlife, and keep our forests and wetlands thriving for future generations.

Learn New Skills

Gain hands-on experience in areas like habitat restoration, environmental education, wildlife monitoring, and more.

Connect with Nature

Spend time outdoors while giving back. Volunteering allows you to unplug and immerse yourself in the beauty of our natural areas.

Meet Like-Minded People

Join a community of passionate environmental stewards and outdoor enthusiasts. Make new friends while making a difference.

Gain Work Experience

High school and college students can build their resumes and explore potential career paths in conservation, education, and outdoor recreation.


Volunteer Opportunities

We offer a variety of volunteer roles to match your interests, skills, and schedule:

Trail Crew

Maintain our hiking trails through pruning, clearing debris, building footbridges and more.

Habitat Restoration

Remove invasive plants and help re-establish healthy ecosystems.

Environmental Education

Lead nature hikes, deliver educational programs for kids and adults, and assist with community outreach events.

Wildlife Monitoring

Conduct bird counts and other citizen science projects to track local species.

And More!


With opportunities in special events, administrative tasks, and more, there's a way for everyone to get involved.

By volunteering at Gahagan you'll be joining a community dedicated to preserving this local gem for generations to come. Get started today by filling out our Volunteer Interest Survey, or send questions to



Volunteer Leadership and Support Roles

In addition to the above opportunities, we are in need of volunteers to help lead our efforts and support operations behind the scenes. We are actively recruiting volunteer coordinators, committee chairs, and other leadership roles to help manage volunteer projects, organize events, conduct trainings, and oversee administrative tasks. Those with skills in areas like project management, marketing, data entry, fundraising, and general office support can make a big impact by donating their time and expertise. These critical support roles allow our small staff to focus on priorities while ensuring our organization runs smoothly.

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