Adult Volunteer Program at APEC
An adult volunteer is a volunteer 18 years old or older interested in gaining volunteer experience, but does not need it to complete a college level course requirement. As with our youth volunteer program, we will provide guidance, training and supervision and in turn we expect our volunteers to spot and assist us in our daily activities at the Center. In order to be considered for an adult volunteer position at APEC, candidates are expected to apply to the program using the application below. Additionally, all adult interns are expected to attend a scheduled one on one interview with the volunteer coordinator.
For more information, please call or email the volunteer/internship coordinator at 718-229-4000 ext. 205.
We expect all interns and volunteers to be reliable and enthusiastic. We hope that they will participate not just for credit but also because they want to.
Volunteers and Interns can contribute in any of the following areas:
- Animal Care
- Grounds and Trails Maintenance
- Resource Room/Library
- Special Events
- Guided Interpretive Walks
Summer deadline- June 16th
Fall deadline- September 16th.
Youth Volunteer Program
APEC tries to match the talents and skills of our volunteers/interns to the needs of the Center in order to provide opportunities that are beneficial to the volunteer/intern, the Center, and the visiting public. We provide guidance, training, and supervision, and in turn receive support and assistance. If you are a student aged 14 – 17 years old, you can earn credit by being a volunteer in our Youth Volunteer Program. In order to be considered for a Youth Volunteer position at APEC, all qualified candidates are expected to complete the application below and mail it in or fax it to us before the listed application deadlines.
If you are over 18 years old and are required to do volunteer hours for course credit at a tertiary institution, then you are welcome to be a part of our Internship Program. In order to be an Intern at APEC, candidates are expected to apply to the program using the application below. Additionally, all interns are expected to attend a one on one interview with the internship coordinator before final decision can be made as to the suitability of the candidate to intern with us here at APEC.