Volunteering at Dinosaur Hill

With a small staff and limited resources, Dinosaur Hill relies heavily on volunteers to help with all aspects of our operation.  We work very hard to match our volunteers with projects and activities that are a good fit for their interest and skills...we want our volunteers to have a rewarding experience!

Whether you are a retired teacher interested in sharing your love of outdoors with groups of visiting school children, a high school student that needs to do community service hours for graduation or a working adult looking to spend a few hours a week giving back to your community Dinosaur Hill might be the perfect match for you.


Assistant naturalist
'Assistant naturalist' is a paid volunteer program. We service Rochester Community schools k-3rd grade, and other schools and day cares in our area. We also do outreach and Birthday parties that need instructors.We are very flexible, so if you only want to work certain days we can work with you. We usually need assistant naturalists Tuesday through Friday, 9:30- 2 pm during the school year, and to a lesser extent during the summer. You will need to observe a class before you can help teach it for the most part but it's up to you if you want to observe multiple times until you are comfortable. Our programs are usually nature based. For instance animal habitats, animal adaptations and plant life cycles but we also have a few social studies based programs like The People of the 3 Fires (Native American) and Pioneer Survival. 
Camp Counselor 
Camp Counselor is a volunteer position great for high school and college aged and retired individuals. Our summer camps start on June 23 and go through August 29. We cater to preschool through 5th grade ages. We offer half and full day camps. We only advertise the morning sessions for the half day camps (9-12) then offer an afternoon session (1-4 pm) when the morning fills. You will help the kids with various activities depending on the camp.  We have loads of fun and the kids are great. They always love the assistants! 
General help

If you are interested in something more sporadic or something more in line with your interests we have gardens that need tending, trails that require some care, cleaning, office work, animal care, etc.

You can find out more about our current volunteer positions by phoning us at the office at:  (248)656-0999.

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  

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