What do NAP Volunteers Do?

Our teens help with all aspects of running a nature center. From animal handling to helping with programs, NAP volunteers are learning while assisting SCNC staff. See below for more details!
Animal handling

Animal Handling!

During events or programs, NAP volunteers are trained to handle animals. Teens must pass a written test as well as demonstrate the ability to handle animals in public.

Schools, scouts, and the general public all enjoy programs at the nature center. Volunteers help visitors learn about nature topics through hands-on activities and animal encounters.

Special Events!
During events such as Snake Day or Scary Oozy Slimy Day, NAP volunteers create boothsScary Oozy Slimy Day and lead their activities. Booths in the past have included topics such as cryptozoology, animal myths and camouflage!

Animal Care

Help with daily or weekly care of our animals. Duties include feeding, cleaning and maintaining live exhibits.

Monitoring Stream Health

Stream monitoringGet certified through Georgia Adopt-A-Stream to help monitor the health of our streams. Volunteers monitor chemical and biological properties of the water.

Summer Camp Assistant
Be an assistant to our summer day camp staff. Help children between the ages of 7-10 years to explore our natural surroundings. Sign up to help for an entire week.

Special Projects
There is always something to do at the nature center. Working in the garden,maintaining trails, creating artistic exhibits or helping with mail outs, there is always something to help with at the nature center.