Calling all families and kids! Join us for a fun fall volunteer project at Tenafly Nature Center, a non-profit, member supported nature preserve and leader in environmental education for Tenafly, Bergen County and New Jersey. Their mission is to protect nearly 400 wooded acres, all of its inhabitants and teach the next generations to do the same.
We are excited to roll up our sleeves and provide a community-building, hands-on volunteer opportunity to help with trail maintenance, garbage cleanup, and work in their backyard habitat. This will be a 2-hour project with plenty of tasks for everyone ages 2 and up, including activities on-site for little ones whose attention may wander.
Below, please find a volunteer job description as well as items that may be helpful to bring to Tenafly Nature Center on the day of the event. It is our goal to make your experience fun, uplifting, and kid-friendly. This is a great opportunity for customers, kids, and Whole Foods Market team members to come together in service of our community and help out a wonderful organization.
Also, a build-your-own salad bar lunch will be provided afterward at 12pm to celebrate the day. The salad bar will model the fun of "eating a rainbow" in honor of the Whole Kids Foundation our organization devoted to improving children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic.
Please join us for a fun-filled day of service and inspiration as we celebrate healthy communities and healthy eating together.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Marketing Team Leader
Whole Foods Market Edgewater
Volunteer Job Description (ages 2-65+)
Pavilion Cleaning: sweeping, washing down picnic tables and benches, cleaning out fireplace
Backyard Habitat Maintenance: weeding, trimming, woodchipping, raking
Trail Maintenance: vegetation trimming, woodchipping
Trash pick up in and around parking lot
Cleaning out campfire ring, washing down benches, gathering kindling & firewood
Scrubbing algae off boardwalk trail and running buckets of water back and forth
We ask that volunteers bring signed copies for themselves, and any children, to our project so we can all stay safe. That form will be emailed to you when you sign up and available on site as well.
Is the event for kids only?
While we definitely encourage families to join, this volunteer opportunity is for everyone!
What are my parking options?
Tenafly Nature Center has a parking lot at their facility, but street parking and carpooling is strongly encouraged.
What supplies can I bring to the event (if you have them)?
Tenafly Nature Center has gloves (adult sizes only) and various supples and equipment on site, but they encourage you to bring your own gloves, loppers, rakes, shovels, etc.
What to wear?
Jeans or khakis
Boots or sneakers
Layers (if its cooler that day)
Snacks & Hydration?
We will provide bottles of water and some light snacks but feel free to bring your own as well
Salad bar lunch will be provided courtesy of Whole Foods Market
Can I update my registration information?
Absolutely! Just log back into your registration and make any changes needed.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can if you like, but we'll also have a check in sheet printed so you can save a tree and not bring your printed ticket if you prefer!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Tenafly Nature Center
Amanda Schuster firstname.lastname@example.org
Whole Foods Market
Jaclyn Spirko email@example.com
When & Where
Hosted by Whole Foods Market Edgewater
Whole Foods Market Edgewater is located on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River and with gorgeous city views, is accessible from the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln Tunnel, NY Waterway and I-95. We are proud to partner with Tenafly Nature Center for their work in keeping Bergen County beautiful. Whole Foods Market Edgewater is looking forward to our 5% Community Giving Day on Wednesday, 9/18, when we will donate 5% of that day’s net sales to support Tenafly Nature Center programs. We invite you to check out these and other great events on our store calendar here.