Friends of Five Rivers provides a variety of volunteer opportunities.

We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas.

Download Volunteer Opportunities Brochure here.


Friends of Five Rivers provides a variety of volunteer opportunities that support the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center.

Many of the people you see at Five Rivers are Friends’ Volunteers.

From the friendly Center greeter at the welcome desk, to the instructor teaching a lesson to a third grade class for the Guided School Program, to special event volunteer filing orders at the Annual Birdseed Sale, or a hospitality volunteer providing refreshments at the Fall Festival – they all make up the team of volunteers with Friends of Five Rivers.

Volunteers help support programs and events each day at Five Rivers.

Administrative:   Support Friends of Five Rivers with database management, bookkeeping and various office administrative tasks.   Please reach out or by phone at 518-475-0295.  

Instructor for Guided School Program: teach Kindergarten through 8th grade students on weekdays throughout the school year. Training provided.  Bring a love of the outdoors and a desire be with children to experience hands-on activities.

For specific information on becoming an instructor, click here. 

You may reach out directly to Nancy Conway, Director of Programs at: or by phone (518) 475-0297 for more information.  Click here to see why our volunteers share their time with Friends.

Center Greeter:  Staff the Center reception desk and store on weekday mornings, Tuesday afternoon and Saturdays. Click here for complete volunteer position description.

Accounting Assistant assist with data entry, processing, and recording transactions, updating the ledger and providing data to help prepare budgets and reports. Click here for complete volunteer position description.

Audit Committee Member: conduct a review of the Friends of Five Rivers financial records and statements each fiscal year. Click here for complete volunteer position description.

Committee Member:  Support and uphold the values and mission of the committee and Friends of Five Rivers. Contribute an average of 2 hours monthly. Attend scheduled committee meetings. Maintain an annual membership with Friends of Five Rivers.

Board Member:  Support and uphold the mission and values of Friends of Five Rivers.  Contribute an average of 6 hours monthly.  Attend monthly board meetings and participate in at least one Board Committee.  Support fundraising efforts and maintain an annual membership with Friends of Five Rivers.

Special Events Volunteer:  support once a year at functions such as:

The Annual Fall Festival (September), including bake sale baker, silent auction committee, etc.

The Annual Birdseed Sale (October)

For further information on the above opportunities, please call Friends of Five Rivers at (518) 475-0295 or email


56 Game Farm Rd., Delmar, NY 12054

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Phone: (518) 475-0295
Fax: (518) 475-0293

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