Volunteer Opportunities

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  — Dr. Seuss xstream 2012

Volunteers are vital to the ecological integrity of Nahant Marsh and help is always needed! Volunteer duties include anything from trash cleanup,  to helping with special events, to cooking for visiting AmeriCorps crews or helping with education programs.

We are currently looking for volunteers willing to be Docents!

Docents are needed for Saturday mornings from 9:00 until noon and on occasional weekdays when we have events.  As a docent you will be in the building to welcome visitors & have them sign the guest book, observe and respond to visitors, know the Nahant mission, history, and general information, be available to sell Nahant merchandise, accept donations, and be familiar with membership information, adopt an animal program, Friends group, trails, and upcoming events! If you are interested in doing this we will train you on everything you need to know, there will be an upcoming docent training day coming soon!

We also like to have volunteers trained to do education programs in case we are short staffed, this is great for retired teachers or nature enthusiasts with some previous experience.  We will train you on our main education programs.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please fill out a Volunteer Application.

For interest in Teacher/Interpretive Naturalist, Docents, Special Events, education programs, email completed form to Amy, aloving@eicc.edu.

For interest in Natural Resources email completed form to Jevonnah, jmprashaw@eicc.edu. You may also drop off or mail to Nahant Marsh 4220 Wapello Ave. Davenport, IA 52802.

Volunteer activities for natural resources can include but are not limited to:

  • Collecting native seeds from prairie areas in the fall;
  • Weeding native landscape plantings around building;
  • Picking up garbage/litter in and around marsh property;
  • Other various projects that may come up.

If you are unable to perform these activities but would still like to help out with natural resources check out our donations page!

If you have a group who would like to volunteer or are planning a company volunteer service day during the week, please call or email (nahantmarsh@eicc.edu) to set up a date and time. If your volunteer group is interested in natural resource work please email Jevonnah, jmprashaw@eicc.edu to set up a date and time.

Internships are also available.

If interested in Education/Naturalist, please email nahantmarsh@eicc.edu.

If you are interested in a Natural Resources Conservation Internship please email jmprashaw@eicc.edu for more information. Internships are non-paid at this time but you may be able to receive college credit.

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Nahant Marsh

LogoThe mission of Nahant Marsh Education Center is to protect, enhance, and restore the Marsh through education, research, and conservation. Our vision is to foster wonder, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world.

Partners

Alcoa • ATEEC • City of Davenport • Davenport Community Schools • Eastern Iowa Community Colleges • Figge Art Museum • General Asphalt • KJWW • Linwood Mining & Minerals • Scott County • St. Ambrose University • TransCanada • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service • Wapsi Environmental Education Center • Western Illinois University Quad Cities • WVIK

Contact Us

Nahant Marsh
(563)336-3370

4220 Wapello Ave.
Davenport, IA 52802

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