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Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Your time and energy help make a difference!

A Volunteer Day with TNC

Leave your mark by lending a hand

Corporate groups play a vital role in helping Tenafly Nature Center (TNC). Your team will spend a day in our ~400 acre preserve helping to complete a project that needs lots of energy and extra hands!

Small corporate groups, with 10 or fewer participants, are welcome to join TNC's volunteer Forest Defenders program, scheduled each month on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (see below for upcoming dates), and help with forest stewardship projects.

Large corporate groups, or those looking to make a lasting impact, may choose one of the following exclusive projects and give your team an amazing bonding experience while supporting TNC’s mission of Enriching Lives Through Nature. 

In gratitude TNC will:

  • Prominently display your company's name and logo (with QR code access to your website) at project site.
  • Recognize your amazing groups through special acknowledgement, on our social media, and in our newsletter.

Please email inquiries to

Learn more about small business & Corporate Memberships here.

Exclusive Corporate Volunteer Projects

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Create an explorative play space for young visitors to enjoy in the TNC forest. Help install jumping & balancing paths, a building area, a digging area, and areas for music play, and more.

Install a series of permanent display fixtures for TNC's rotating StoryWalk® trail, a TNC visitor favorite that encourages children to read.

Construct an outdoor amphitheater at TNC for presentations and education events. Work to clear the area and build a small stage.

Clean up current exploration features and work together to construct new play elements for our youngest visitors and their families.

Plant pollinator friendly wildflowers and shrubs for visitors and wildlife to enjoy. Leave a lasting mark for you to come back and visit.

Sand, paint, and enhance one of our educational spaces and make them ready for our over 1,500 annual programs.

Construct a natural material fence and create a safe boundary for our education spaces. A perfect activity for a technical group that wants to work together and build their skills.

Please reach out to us today!

Or Help Tenafly Nature Center   Without lifting a finger...

Become a corporate sponsor of one of our upcoming events or our annual dinner and benefit from name recognition.

Raise “Change” and support our field trips or programs by hosting a Jeans Day or with your own office fundraiser!

Adopt a Trail, Exhibit, or Animal Ambassador - take on unique and creative fundraising projects to raise important funding for TNC programs - or purchase something from our special wish list!

Become an individual donor! Many companies offer matching donations to double your impact. Ask your workplace today!


Since 1961, Tenafly Nature Center has been Enriching Lives Through Nature by fostering a wide-reaching understanding and appreciation of nature, through leadership in open-space preservation and education programs focused on nature, science and the environment.

The programs provided by TNC have a tremendous impact on those we serve. Children and adults of all ages learn important scientific principles in ecology and biology through exploration, experiments, investigation, interactive games, and open discovery.

Because of donors like you Tenafly Nature Center was able to:

Provided affordable hands-on nature education programs and experiences for over 26,000 local adults and children.

Completed the construction of a brand new aviary, which enabled us to rescue three additional permanently injured birds of prey.

Maintained the over 7 miles of trails and kept our ~400 acre preserve open for you, and 20,000 additional visitors, enjoyment and healthy hiking.

Roll up your sleeves and help us enrich lives from the ground up!

Please email inquiries to

Scheduled Volunteer Days

The following opportunities are scheduled volunteer events that individuals are welcome to sign up for. These opportunities change each season and may be signed up for individually by clicking the event link in the upcoming events list.

Age restrictions may apply see the individual event for complete details.

Forest Defenders

2nd and 4th Sundays
and select Mondays

Help maintain the preserve by removing invasive plant species and other harmful elements to our environment. For the forest to be health these invaders must be removed.

Boundary walk

In March

Take part in an annual walk of the property to assure that the nature center and its borders are being maintained, and are free of encroachments and litter.

Annual Egg Hunt

In April

Help our education team with this fun program that encourages participants to learn about camouflage. Hide naturally dyed eggs and oversee the sessions.


In April

Take part in a community trash cleanup day for all local green spaces throughout the borough. This is run in partnership with the borough of Tenafly and Tenafly High School.

Nature Day

In June

Assist our education team with this fun community event featuring stations throughout the TNC preserve that encourage participants to have a respect for nature.

Haunted Forest

In October

Lend a hand at this fun community event featuring stations throughout the TNC preserve that encourage participants to learn about nocturnal animals.

Upcoming events

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