Teaching in Arboretum at KNC

Join the team at the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

Butterfly monitoring, guest services, biological research, educational opportunities - KNC has a wide array of opportunities for volunteers, internships, and career employment throughout the year!  Learn more here about current opportunities and how to apply.

Learn more about our mission, vision, and values


We offer a wide variety of high quality programs, naturalist services and educational opportunities for our members and the general public thanks in large part to our team of passionate and dedicated volunteers and interns. Volunteer positions and internships at KNC are intended to be mutually beneficial: we further our mission of connecting people with nature and enjoy the benefits of your hard work and positive energy, and you receive education and experiences in a professional, natural setting.


Employment & Internships

As a not-for-profit organization, our mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.  Each member of our team should be committed to this mission and should demonstrate a high level of professionalism.