Every first Saturday of the month, students are invited to earn service hours by working on projects at the nature center. We offer on-going individual projects as well as larger projects for groups. Students can also create their own projects based on service learning objectives set by their school. After service hours are completed, the nature center conducts exit interviews which include individual conversations and time for reflection.

To get started, please contact our acting Volunteer Coordinator,Emma, at cmnc.volunteers@baltimorecity.gov. Service opportunities are held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on the first Saturday of every month, weather permitting. 

If you are interested in the service opportunities below, please reach out to our Volunteer CoordinatorAll of these opportunities are approved by the City Schools Service Learning Office.

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Summer Camp Counselor

Explore and teach in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park this summer with kids from all over Baltimore. The adventures are endless!

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Animal Care

Feed, clean, and interact with the Nature Center's live animals. This is opportunity is a great way to learn about animals from all over Maryland.

Trail Maintenance

Removing non-native plants and clearing brush from trails are both important parts of long-term forest health. It's also a great way to learn about forest ecosystems.

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Do you want experience as an office manager? Answering phone calls, responding to emails, scheduling events, and welcoming visitors are all great professional skills.


Learn about native Maryland plants while tending to new sprouts and blooming flowers in spring time.