Volunteer Opportunities

Friends of Rogers relies on volunteers to support our programs. Make a difference at
Rogers Center by donating your time! For more details, call (607) 674-4733.

Bracelet Maker
Responsibilities: weave paracord into bracelets for bookstore/giftshop
Hours: to be arranged with staff
Carpentry
Responsibilities: building bridges, boardwalks, fences, exhibit to add convenience, safety, and beauty to Rogers Center
Hours: to be arranged with staff
Exhibits
Responsibilities: remove dust from mounted animals and cases and assist staff in arranging displays
Hours: 1-2 hours weekly
Feeder Maintenance
Responsibilities: fill fish food vending machines spring through fall and bird feeders fall through spring as well as cleaning feeders once a year
Hours: 2-3 times per week– 1 hour
Horticulture
Responsibilities: plant, weed, and water a section of our gardens designed to attract wildlife
Hours: as many as you have in spring to prepare beds and one or two days in the fall to weed beds at season’s end
Nature Writer
Responsibilities: write nature articles (up to four per month) for publication in local newspapers; articles vary in length and topics will be prearranged with staff
Hours: 1-2 hours per week
Nest Boxes
Responsibilities: inventory and record use, check condition, and clean out bluebird boxes and wood duck boxes
Hours: one to two days in each season
Office
Responsibilities: greet visitors with a big smile and friendly demeanor, answer the phone, sell bookstore/giftshop items, maintain inventory and office organization, and help provide answers for visitor questions
Hours: anytime during regular Visitor Center hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10-4:30, and Sunday 11:00-3:00
Recycling
Responsibilities: coordinate recycling donation program for soft-drink bottles, Terracycle, or electronic waste for generating revenue
Hours: to be arranged with staff
Seamstress/Tailor
Responsibilities: make minor repairs on costumes; sew empty birdseed bags into reusable bags for bookstore/giftshop
Hours: to be arranged with staff
Trail
Responsibilities: clip branches, spread mulch, pick up litter, and check signs along the trails; tools are provided
Hours: weekly, as you have time and as often as you’d like
Worm Manager
Responsibilities: feed worms, aerate worm compost box, shred new bedding materials
Hours: one hour, every other week