Volunteering opportunities in Cleveland

Are you a teen (Age 13+) looking for an opportunity to explore your interests and gain real world experience? The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes is the place for you! Share your talents in these programs and build your professional skills and resume!

One Day Volunteer Opportunities (Year-round) We offer one-day volunteer opportunities for special events such as the following:

  • Plant Sale Day
  • Stewardship Saturdays
  • Family Fishing Day
  • Take to the Lake
  • Hike and Run
  • AutumnFest

Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC) Youth Assistants (Spring Break and June-August)
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes welcomes teens to assist with the supervision and education of campers attending Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC) this spring break and summer. Volunteers participate in hikes, nature-related activities, games, and crafts while making camp an enjoyable and positive experience. Training sessions and guidance in camp games, activities, and camper supervision will be provided.

Summer Counselor in Training Volunteer  13+ years old (Registration deadline April 15.)
Summer Camp Junior Counselor– 16+ years old & prior experience (Registration deadline April 15.)

Youth Stewardship Assistants (June-August)
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes welcomes teens to assist our land management staff with natural-area projects during the summer. Responsibilities include pulling invasive plants, trail maintenance, trash collection, and learning about plants and ecology. Training and guidance in native plants, land management techniques, and trail maintenance will be provided.

2024 Summer Youth Stewardship Assistant– 14+ years old (Registration deadline April 17.)

Ready to Register?

The links below can be used by all youth registrants. The Volunteer Manager will contact you upon the receipt of your registration.

Click here for the Registration Page for the Spring Break Camp and Summer Camp Counselor positions. You can register for both programs on the same registration form.

Click here for the Registration Page for the Summer Youth Stewardship positions.

Please note that parents/guardians will need to fill out the registration form with the teen.

**If you are a registrant that is 18 years or older, please contact the Volunteer Manager for assistance with registration at