Volunteers wanted at Pisgah Middle for Wildlife Schooling | Open air


The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is looking for volunteers for various roles starting this spring.

The public post, managed by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, has a visitor center, indoor educational exhibits, an educational trail, and a fish hatchery.

“The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is an ideal place for visitors and pre-registered program participants,” said Lee Sherrill, program coordinator. “We need help from the community to serve as volunteers so that everyone can have a fulfilling experience. Volunteering can be rewarding and a great way to give back to conservation and outdoor recreation. “

Volunteer positions include:

• Fishing Mentor – Provide guidance and instruction to participants in the fishing program, including reading the water, correcting their cast, helping change flies, etc.

• Front Desk Greeter – Answer phones, greet visitors, answer basic questions, and give an introduction to the center.

• Facility maintenance – garden maintenance, building maintenance, and lawn maintenance.

• Gardener – support in all garden activities in the local plant and pollinator garden.

• Raceway Monitor – Answer visitors’ questions about trout in the hatchery.

The hotel is located in the Pisgah National Forest along US 276 south of the Parkway in Transylvania County. Volunteer times are flexible and range from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (828-877-4423) or by email to [email protected]