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Volunteer at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm

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    Greeting guests at the Cibolo Nature Center Visitor’s Center is just one of the many volunteer opportunities available at the CNC&F.

The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm hosts a variety of ways to volunteer and get involved with outdoor classroom, nature education, the historical Herff Homestead, the gardens at the farm and so much more. Let us help you find the perfect fit!

“I always ask incoming volunteers ‘what is your dream volunteer job?’ Chances are we have an avenue that can fulfill that dream. Our volunteers are crucial to our mission and our work and we strive to place each one in a modality that they love doing. It’s truly a rewarding experience on every level.” Ariel Cummins, volunteer coordinator, said.

If you are interested in volunteering, here’s a list of upcoming trainings sessions:

Visitor Center Docent Training, Wednesday, Jan. 29, CNC&F, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Do you love the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm? We need some enthusiastic and friendly faces to staff our Visitor Center and welcome folks. Direct visitors to the trails, answer questions about the nature center and be a great ambassador for this space! Learn how to become a visitor center host during this casual and interactive training. This position is indoors and does allow for some sitting.

Outdoor Classroom, Saturday, Feb. 5, Herff Farm – 9:30 a.m. to noon; Saturday, Feb. 12, CNC 9:30 a.m. to noon. Want to give back to the community in a flexible, engaging and meaningful way and connect with nature? The Cibolo Nature Center and Farm is looking to add to our education docent family to help inspire school children as part of our field trip and education docent program. Meet us at 9:30 a.m. for a sample classroom program and learn how to become an education docent.

Herff Homestead Docent Training, Saturday, Feb. 22, Herff Farm, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Help visitors learn about the rich history of the historic Herff Homestead during the Farmer’s Market. This position is indoors, involves standing or sitting for several hours, and does require talking to the general public. Extensive knowledge not required – we will train you! If you are interested in this position, we will arrange for you to shadow a current docent until you are comfortable working on your own. Meet us at 9:30 a.m. for a tour of the Herff House and to learn how to become a docent.

Day of Service Workdays, second Saturday of each month, Herff Farm Teaching Garden9:30 a.m. to noon. Help us in our Teaching Garden with planting, maintenance and special projects. Don’t have gardening experience? Don’t worry! We’ll pair you with an experienced volunteer or staff members who can help you learn as you work.

To register for the any of the above volunteer opportunities, or to learn more about how you can volunteer with the Cibolo, contact Ariel Cummins at ariel@cibolo.org, or visit Cibolo.org. The Cibolo Nature Center is at 140 City Park Rd. and Herff Farm is at 33 Herff Rd., both in Boerne.