Open 361 Days a Year: Admissions 10:00am – 3:30pm; park closes at 4:30pm

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Reservations are not required, and tickets do not need to be purchased online in advance.

Join Our Team!
Whether you're interested in a one-time event, regular volunteering, or a long-term commitment, there's an opportunity for you!

Volunteering at the WNC Nature Center

Next time you visit the WNC Nature Center, look for the people in the green shirts! These special individuals are Nature Center volunteers. 

Serving more than 6,000 hours a year, our team of volunteers can be found prepping meals in the animal kitchen, building bookshelves, tabling at events, pouring drinks at fundraisers, assisting the Membership Office, and kidding around with the goats in the barnyard!

Our Volunteer Coordinator and Animal Care Staff are committed to helping volunteers succeed by providing the tools, resources and training. And we’ll make sure you have fun along the way!

Volunteers must be 18 or older. 

Become a Volunteer

To become a volunteer:

Email completed forms to, drop them off at the Membership Office at the Nature Center, or mail them to
Volunteer Coordinator
Friends of the WNC Nature Center
PO Box 19151
 Asheville, NC  28815 

Volunteer Benefits

Active Volunteers