Get involved with Strawberry Hill!
Over 2,000 volunteer hours were given to help support the Preserve in 2010.
Why sit on the sidelines? Become a member, a volunteer, or both!
Strawberry Hill is a member-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental education and conservation organization dedicated to teaching, inspiring, and promoting stewardship of our environment. Strawberry Hill relies entirely upon membership dues, contributions, grants, program receipts, endowments, and special events to support our important work.
Volunteering brings our values to life and our community together.
For almost 20 years Strawberry Hill has offered a unique and rewarding educational experience to people of all ages because we have a dedicated corps of volunteers.
Staff at Strawberry Hill consists of just a few full-time and some part-time help. Our operations strive due to the support we receive from community volunteers. To complete various tasks, committees are formed to deal with a very specific activities. While some committees may last for years, others will only exist for a matter of weeks or months, depending on the requirements of the task/program.
2011 Committees – where we need help!
Special Events/Programs - This committee will work closely with SH staff and the Volunteer Coordinator planning, organizing, and promoting special events and activities. Special Events include but are not limited to Live Green Festival, National Trails Day, Auction Dinner, Twisted Turkey Trail Run, South Mountain Promotions, Annual Membership Meeting, Halloween, and Maple Sugaring.
Communications/Outreach - is responsible for ongoing public communications/public relations including updating the website, updating/manning tables at various expos, contributing to the member newsletter, and postcard coordination.
Education - is responsible for providing input to new educational programs, reviewing ongoing educational programs and providing input when necessary. In addition the committee helps to recruit and train part-time instructors.
Facilities - is responsible for recommending major repairs, renovations, and proposed construction. The committee provides counsel on the maintenance of the campus, and for long range planning involving building and grounds.
Natural Resources -is responsible overseeing management and stewardship of the Preserve’s natural resources; to include invasive control, water testing and management, riparian buffer management, and woodland management.
Membership - Responsible for creating and implementing recruitment and retention programs to increase and maintain membership.
Volunteer - Responsible for coordinating volunteers for SHNP programs and special events, maintaining volunteer records, and establishing/maintaining a volunteer appreciation program
Volunteer Projects at the Preserve (updated 5-1-11)
Volunteer opportunities change like the weather at Strawberry Hill. The following is a list of current volunteer opportunities:
Upcoming “Big Projects” we need help with:
Strawberry Hill will begin construction of a new ADA Accessible this summer. Staff are looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the trail construction. Volunteers will receive training from a professional trail builder on how to construct a low impact trail accessible to accomidate wheel chairs and strollers.
§ Nature Center Hosts for Saturdays & Sundays & Scheduled Program Dates
§ Provide animal care – feeding and cleaning
§ Set-up & manage displays at expos to promote S.H.
§ Painting the inside of the Log Cabin
§ Mend fence along Mt Hope Road
§ Weed Butterfly, Native Plant and Sensory Gardens
§ Paint/repair picnic benches
§ Invasive Plant Removal
§ Power wash and paint bridge over middle creek
§ Recover turtle platform from pond
§ Paint exterior doors to the Nature Center
§ Move spruce tree from next to Nature Center
§ Prune Crabapple Trees along pond
§ Take down large Tree of Heaven (now dead) behind log cabin
§ Remove fallen tree along lower side of nature trail behind pond
§ Create cover for Lane House septic
§ Paint cabinets in pavilion
§ Mulch and plant around office and Nature Center