About 500 volunteers support our programs every year! You can either join us for a volunteer event, such as Stewardship Saturday, or become one of our committed volunteers that help with prolonged site maintenance, leading volunteer crews, education programs, events, and more!
Our public service events are perfect for people who want to spend a couple of hours working outside at the Columbia Springs 100-acre natural area. These drop-in events greatly increase our ability to maintain our site and continue to host field trips, festivals, and the general public. Each event will be slightly different, as the needs of our site change throughout the year. Projects typically include planting native plants, removing invasive species, trail maintenance, and improving the accessibility and safety of the site. Columbia Springs will provide snacks, tools, gloves, training, and trained volunteer group leaders. Signing up ahead of time to participate in a stewardship event is required. Groups are welcome, please let us know how many will be in your group.
Volunteer Requirements: Children must be at least 7 years old to participate. Children ages 7-15 are welcome to volunteer with their parent or guardian. Teens ages 16 and 17 can volunteer independently with their parent or guardian’s signed permission, please fill out this liability waiver. Volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes, and dress in outdoor/work-appropriate clothing.
View Our Full Stewardship Saturday Schedule!