Stage Nature Center is always looking for great volunteers throughout the year.  If you have a passion for nature and have some time to dedicate to our organization, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and complete our volunteer application form HERE
  2. Email the completed form to our Volunteer Coordinator
  3. OR: drop by our office with your completed form.


  • Front Desk/Reception
  • Invasive Plant Removal (seasonal)
  • Native Garden work days
  • Animal Care
  • Seasonal Cleaning (building)
  • Committee Members for Annual Fundraiser: Nature Uncorked!
  • Committee Positions in various areas

Note: Once you have completed the steps above, and your volunteer paperwork has been approved our Volunteer Coordinator will send you a link to Sign Up Genius where you can register for open volunteer positions. Still have questions?  Please email Louise Glazier


Join Our Marketing Committee!

Do you work in marketing or work in a field related to marketing?  Are you interested in helping to shape the future of Troy's only Nature Center?  Then this unique volunteer opportunity could be a great fit for you.  We are actively seeking professionals to join our committee which meets monthly starting in September 2016.  For more information and to volunteer for this opportunity email us at Email Here.

Spring Clean Up Volunteer

Spring Clean Up Days

Saturday, April 21st and Saturday, May 5th | 1:00pm - 4:00pm each day. 

We will be seeking volunteers (age 14-adult) to help us preserve our native flora by eradicating invasive non-native plants. And, we’ll also work to improve the nature trails and clean up the grounds. Work gloves, old clothes, and “old fashioned elbow grease” are recommended. Bring a kneeling pad, if desired.

Register for April 21st | Spring Clean Up

Register for May 5th | Spring Clean Up

Stage Native Plant Garden | MASTER GARDENER PROJECT

Would you like to participate in some seasonal Gardening? Our Volunteer Master Gardeners "in training" are currently overseeing a project on the grounds of the Stage Nature Center in Troy, MI to remove invasive species of plants and replace them with native species. This new and improved garden will be an educational experience for you to learn how to identify native species as well as non-native & invasive species. To get involved,  to sign up!

Stage Native Plant Garden | VOLUNTEER 

The Troy Nature Society is looking for volunteers to help our efforts to build and maintain our new Stage Native Plant Garden located at the East end of our front lawn (next to the parking lot). The Wildflower Garden is a designated "Native Plant" area to be used for both beautification and educational opportunities for all visitors and school groups within Troy, MI and the surrounding communities.


If you are interested or have any questions about how to donate to the garden or to the native plant sale please contact Julie Ann Wang 

Stage Native Plant Garden

Join us as we continue to “Grow our Garden”!

All welcome to join the Stage Native Garden Team.  We have a variety of tasks to choose from with flexible work schedule:

❀ Bed Preparation, Plantings, Watering and Weeding

❀ Plant Identification and Tagging

❀ Wildlife and Pollinator Photography

❀ Pollinator and Bird Housing:  design new creative housing

❀ Create Educational Materials:  scavenger hunts, Webpage Content, and Signage

❀ Build Small Garden Sign Display Cases

❀ Assist with planning, or working our first annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, June 2nd

To join this team:

Contact: Julie Ann Wang 

Or if you have already followed the steps to become a volunteer at Stage Nature center, please sign up directly at:  

To explore more ways to support the Stage Nature Center, please contact Carla Reeb, Executive Director directly at 248.688.9703 or send an .