Many ways to volunteer at Bernheim

By Renee Hutchison

Volunteers are essential to Bernheim! They can give a few hours or several hundred hours, providing support to Bernheim and its visitors. While working throughout the forest or arboretum, volunteers can participate in a variety of activities while having fun in the great outdoors, meeting new people, and learning from our expert staff and other volunteers. Want to learn more about our fantastic volunteer program? We have two opportunities this month for you to learn about the wonderful programs for volunteering at Bernheim.

Volunteer Orientation Training

Those interested in learning more about Bernheim’s volunteer program are invited to the Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, January 18, from 10 a.m – noon at the Education Center.  Reservations are recommended, but not required. For more information, contact Renée Hutchison, Volunteer Coordinator at (502) 955-8512 or  click here.

Volunteer Naturalist Orientation

Join Bernheim’s dynamic team of Volunteer Naturalists to enrich your knowledge, and help others discover deep connections with nature. Bernheim’s award-winning Volunteer Naturalist program provides a supportive climate for learning about nature, history, and ecology, as well as in-depth and continuous mentoring in the art and science of interpretation — a communication tool that allows Volunteer Naturalists to effectively share their knowledge and passion for the natural world.

This orientation runs from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 and is open to both members and non-members. Contact Wren Smith to learn more about this award-winning program at (502) 215-7134 or There is no cost for this program, but registration is required.

In the case that Bernheim is closed for snow, the Volunteer Orientation snow date will be rescheduled for Saturday, January 25 from 1 – 3 p.m.

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