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The volunteers at Cope Environmental Center are the best in the business. We are incredibly grateful for the time and effort they dedicate to Cope.

Their skills vary, from professional gardeners to professional letter-stuffers, but every job done at Cope is a job well-done by these superstars! They help preserve/restore 3+ miles of hiking trails, garden, make maple syrup, create biodiesel, remove invasive plants from the property, split wood, build items for our buildings, and help run events and programs! From those who visit us weekly to those who make our programs a success, your help is always appreciated!

If you are interested in volunteering, please take a moment to check out our volunteer brochure-application. Completed forms may be e-mailed to Traci Lewis, or stop by the office for a visit and drop it off!

Volunteer Orientation/Training:

Girl Scouts help plant trees for Arbor Day!

Come and visit us! You will be given a tour of our beautiful property and we will show you all the possible volunteer projects (and you can choose what best suits you!)  We will always work with you at the start/training…and are available for questions/info anytime (even if you are interested in a project that you have never done before…we will help train you.)   🙂

Group/Corporate Volunteering:

If you, your company, or group are interested in volunteering for CEC, please call Traci at 765-855-3188 to get more information! CEC welcomes all groups of all ages and sizes!

Service Learning at CEC:

Richmond High School students help clear our wetlands…

If you are a teacher of an elementary, middle, or high school and are interested in arranging a service learning project for your class call Traci at (765) 855-3188. Volunteer  projects can be customized to fit any age and any number of students (we supply tools, gloves, and snacks)

Bonner Scholars, Work Study, Internships (IU East, Ivy Tech, Earlham, Centerville High):

Contact Traci Lewis for more information about volunteering at CEC for the upcoming semester.

Stay in the Loop!

E-mail Traci Lewis to receive CEC’s monthly volunteer e-newsletter!