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Volunteering at Hardware Ranch WMA

We have some great opportunities for important volunteer work.

Volunteers at the Hardware Ranch WMA can help with many of the facilities education programs, as well as facility and grounds maintenance projects. Hardware Ranch always needs help from skilled plumbers, electricians and other individuals with general construction skills (e.g., drywall, painting).

All education volunteers will need to pass a background check before their first shift. For more information on volunteering at the Hardware Ranch WMA, please email Brad Hunt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer opportunities

Field Trip Education Volunteer

Availability: Fridays, January through February, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Minimum commitment: at least one day per week.

Assist our education program by volunteering to teach visiting fourth graders about Hardware Ranch WMA and wildlife.

Directly assist the Programs Specialist by acting as an on-site point of contact for school groups who have made reservations to conduct self-guided field trips. Welcome groups to the center by giving them an overview of the facility and an introduction to their activities. Explain expectations to students. Check out and check in materials for school groups. This position involves the typical physical requirements of an office setting, along with occasional lifting and standing. Educational activities will take place both indoors and in cold weather conditions outdoors. Note: if you're interested in volunteering for field trips, please contact Hardware Ranch WMA by December.

Facilities Maintenance Volunteer

Availability: Flexible shifts are available during open hours.
Minimum commitment: At least one shift per month. Hours vary.

During our open hours, perform light facilities maintenance duties around the visitor center. This could include window-washing, spot cleaning, emptying trash cans and similar tasks. This position requires standing and walking in both indoor and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions and possibly for extended periods of time on uneven terrain. This position could also involve lifting, bending, twisting, stooping and other physical activities.

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