Volunteers are central to the restoration of ecosystems at Mount St. John. They work with staff to remove invasive species like bush honeysuckle, garlic mustard and oriental bittersweet; collect and clean seeds of native prairie, woodland and wetland species; propagate species in our native plant nursery; transplant and care for newly-established plants in the preserve; help with our annual native plant sale; and much, much more.

Our volunteer land stewards gather on the first Saturday of every month (subject to change on holiday weekends) from March through July and September through December. See our calendar for upcoming dates. Volunteers also lend a hand most Tuesday mornings.

Volunteering with MEEC is a great way to learn about the plants and animals of our region, meet like-minded individuals, and contribute to a community resources that benefits more than 10,000 visitors annually from Greater Dayton and beyond.

If you would like to schedule a volunteer experience for your group, visit our page on mutual service.

We occasionally need help with office and administrative tasks, as well. If this better fits your interest, send us an email at info@meec.center.