Giving

It’s thanks to people like you in our community that all of this is possible.

There’s more than one way to give at Blandford Nature Center.

Donations

Blandford Nature Center is an independent non-profit which means that we do not receive any tax funding. All of our support comes from program fees, memberships, annual donations, corporate gifts, awarded grants and sponsorships.

General Donations

Your admission dollars help support our operations so we can maintain trails, conduct building maintenance, host land stewardship projects, and more. Support our mission as we engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature for years to come!

Sponsorships

Sponsoring an animal is just one way to help us care for our animals and provide educational programming.

View our Wishlist

Donating new or gently used items is an excellent way to make an important contribution to Blandford Nature Center. Looking for ideas on what to donate? Click below to see a list of items that we’d find helpful.

Legacy gifts

The Circle of Stewards Legacy Society is for donors who want to create a philanthropic plan that goes beyond their lifetimes to benefit Blandford Nature Center’s future.

Volunteering

Blandford Nature Center has several areas of our non-profit that need your helping hands!

Whether it’s pulling invasive plant species along one of Blandford’s beautiful trails, tending to the Wildlife Ambassadors that call the Wildlife Education Center home, or teaching today’s youth about the wonders of nature as a Volunteer Trail Guide, volunteers are highly valued as an integral part of the success of Blandford Nature Center. Blandford has many opportunities and we would love to help you find something that matches your interests, skills, and availability!

Registered Volunteers

This volunteer option is for individuals interested in becoming part of our crew for an extended period of time. You can give your time, passion, and skills in a variety of ways. Most of Blandford’s events and programs require registered volunteers that have undergone our 3-Step Volunteer Process (Application, Pass Background Checks & Orientation).

Public Volunteers

This volunteer option is for individuals that would like to volunteer without becoming a registered volunteer. This is ideal for those who want to “test-drive” Blandford or for students.

Service Groups

This volunteer option is for organizations, corporations, or community groups that would like to put together a representative group to complete a day of service here at Blandford Nature Center.

Volunteer Calendar

Find an upcoming opportunity to volunteer. Please keep in mind that the majority of the events below require you to be a Registered Volunteer at Blandford Nature Center.

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Blandford Gives Back

Blandford Nature Center is happy to support local community organizations’ fundraisers and school auction efforts. If eligibility is met, Blandford Nature Center will send a “Family 4-pack” of general admission passes. Only one request per organization will be awarded per year.