KNPS volunteers are eager to share their knowledge about native plants, information on KNPS, or just help out with an activity. For certain types of volunteers, KNPS keeps a list of volunteers willing to help with programs, workshops, and hikes. When a request is made for this type of volunteer, KNPS matches a volunteer to the request.
- Present a native plant related program
- Offer a workshop such as seeding plants
- Lead or assist with a native plant viewing hike
- Interact with the publc at an event booth
- Help with a work day such as collecting seed or clearing invasive plants
- Write a newletter article for the KNPS newsletter
Present a program on native plants. This may be a Powerpoint style presentation. You can create your own slide show using your own images. This is a fun way to share information and wildflower photos.
- Wildflowers of the Flint Hills
- Landscaping with Native Plants
- Little Bluestem for State Grass (children)
To volunteer to present a program use the Education Volunteer Contact Form
Offer a workshop on native plant related topics. Sometimes a fee must be charged for workshops to cover materials and instructor expenses.
- Wildflower Photography
- Growing Wildflowers from Seed
- Papermaking from Plant Fiber
To volunteer to offer a workshop use the Education Volunteer Contact Form
We are always looking for people interested in leading a wildflower walk. This could be done at a public park, a garden, or on private land. You can learn more about our wildflower walks from our event description.
To volunteer to lead a wildflower walk use the Education Volunteer Contact Form
We have booths at garden shows and special events. You could help with set up and interacting with the public. All materials are provided. If you enjoy talking to the public this is a good opportunity.
Requests for help at an event booth will be sent through our Email List.
We occassionally have workdays to control invasive species or collection prairie seed. This is a good way to get some hands on work with native plants.
Requests for help at a work day will be sent through our Email List.
Write a newsletter article pertaining to native plants. Articles are needed with any relation to native plants, such as gardening, invasive species, prairie management, restoration. This is a good way to share information with a wide audience. Learn more about the KNPS newsletter.
If you have an idea for an article, contact us and we will forward your idea to our newsletter editor.
To keep up to date on volunteer opportunities, join our Email List.
Request an Education Volunteer
We have a limited number of volunteers who are willing to help with outings or make presentations. You can request a volunteer to make a presentation or to lead an outing. We will let you know of the availability of any volunteers.