Volunteers provide valuable support in a variety of ways at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. By donating time, labor and TLC our volunteers help maintain our high standards on the trails, in the gardens and throughout the facility. Volunteers also supplement our staff by assisting with classes, programs and summer camps. This ensures every child experiences nature in a safe and nurturing environment.
Join the Friends of Hemlock Bluffs
The Friends of Hemlock Bluffs is our support organization providing funds, advertising and volunteers to help us meet our conservation mission. An all-volunteer board works throughout the year to support our programs, implement fundraising efforts and organize special "Friends" events. All proceeds earned by the Friends of Hemlock Bluffs benefit our environmental programs, conservation projects and events. Members receive a 10 percent discount on nature center programs. To join this important group, contact the Stevens Nature Center to receive an application form or come visit!
Brochure and Scheduled Volunteer Workdays
Check out our regularly scheduled Volunteer Workdays listed in the Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department’s Program Guides. Register in advance as these workdays have limited spaces and they fill up fast! You may also contact the Stevens Nature Center at (919) 387-5980 for more information on our scheduled Volunteer Workdays.
Long-Term Volunteer Projects
Wildflower Watering Club Volunteer Program
The Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve provides watering cans for you and your child to water plants in our native wildflower gardens. Each session includes a wildflower water club giveaway. This is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your child outside, while instilling the importance of volunteering at an early age. This volunteer program is for 2-5 year olds with a caregiver. Volunteer sessions take place every third Thursday, March through October. Registration is required. To register, call (919) 387-5980.