Nature Center of Cape May
How you can help
How you can help
The Nature Center of Cape May does not receive national, state or county funding for its operations. We are supported by memberships, program fees, special grants, fundraisers and donations.

Membership with NCCM is through our parent organization, NJ Audubon. Not only do you gain the membership privileges at our center but also the eight other NJ Audubon centers throughout the state. Click here for more information on how to become a NJ Audubon member.
A special fund has been created called the Path to Discovery. This "Buy a Brick" campaign is targeted for our children's garden. Click here for a Path to Discovery Brochure. 

View our Wish List here.

In-kind or monetary donations targeted specifically for the Nature Center of Cape May can be sent directly to:

NJA Nature Center of Cape May
Attention: Gretchen Whitman, Director
1600 Delaware Ave.
Cape May, NJ 08204


Did you know that sanctuary director Gretchen Whitman started out as a volunteer? We are always looking for a few good men (and women and children) to help our ever-growing center. Want to lead programs or walks for us? We'll train you and offer a variety of benefits that will make it a very worthwhile experience. 

Volunteers needed in the following categories:

  • Reception desk

  • Computer data entry

  • Public relations and marketing

  • Writing

  • Teacher's aids

  • Associate Naturalists

  • Retail store

  • Special events and fundraising

  • Artists

  • Handyman or Handywoman

Coast Guard volunteers

Call the Nature Center and speak with any staff member regarding your interests. (609)898-8848