Plainsboro Preserve

Plainsboro Preserves relies on volunteers to help us with a variety of responsibilities. Weekly volunteer tasks include but are not limited to animal care, answering phones, ringing up sales, maintaining trails, and general facility maintenance.We also need volunteer help for special events held at the Preserve, like open houses and winter and spring clean up days.

Please click here to download an application today!


Volunteer Camp Counselor Application 2017  




We are always looking for volunteers interested in our Citizen Science Programs:

FeederWatch: From November until March we participate in an international Citizen Science project called Project FeederWatch. Volunteers document birds that visit our feeder station located in the Nature Center for about an hour each session. Each weekend we will have a staff person to help you get started identifying the common species and recording your data. Volunteers can come once, once a month, or for both sequential count days. 

Bird Nest Box Monitoring: Each year we have volunteers monitor and observe the nearly 100 Cavity Nest Boxes at the Preserve. Our monitoring begins at the start of breeding season in April and goes through August. Each individual or family interested will be assigned a group of boxes to check in on each week for the span of a month.


Anyone who is 15 years old and older can volunteer on a weekly basis or at special events. Those who are younger than 15 years of age must volunteer with an adult present. 

If you would like to join our team of dedicated volunteers, download the volunteer brochure above and email it to plainsboro@njaudubon.org today!