Our Invasive Army which helps restore our forests back to the way they were! They remove invasive plants such as honey suckle and have made great progress on our property!

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  phone at 765-855-3188 or stop by the office and visit us!)

Cope Environmental Center would not exist without its volunteers! 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!

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!