Volunteers Matt and Becky helped make our gardens a huge success!

Earlham College army attacks our Bamboo!

Thank You!

Volunteer of the Month:

Congratulations to the volunteer of the month (December): Lee Higgs (electrician extraordinaire)! AND A HUGE THANKS TO OUR VOLUNTEERS/INTERNS OF 2013 WHO HELPED US WITH A WHOPPING 4,611.75 HOURS OF SERVICE!!  What would we do without you???

Our Volunteers:

CEC could not operate without our incredible team of volunteers. CEC volunteers help preserve and restore CEC’s 3+ miles of hiking trails, help with day-to-day operations at CEC, and aid in preparation and planning of events and educational programs. From those who visit us weekly to those who make our progams a success…your help is always appreciated!

Pictured above: Congratulations to Dan “Bluegill” Fienning who was awarded the Presidential Service Award on 4/9/12. We are so thankful for all of his hard work at CEC.  Mr. Gill has been volunteering at CEC since 2004!  He is part of our family :)

Want to Help?

Sign Up Here!

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!)

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!

Current winter volunteer needs: wood splitting/kindling and trail maintenance (triming/chipping) and Invasive plant removal. (we also need help at certain times with large mailings: addressing/stuffing/stamping).

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!