Friends of Lakeside Nature Center, Inc. was founded in 1983 as a support group of volunteers for Lakeside Nature Center. The Friends organization, which is not-for-profit, has over 100 active volunteers that provide hands-on support for wildlife rehabilitation, education, and conservation activities. FOLNC volunteers provide support in fundraising, special events, publishing a newsletter, and helping with other daily activities.

Volunteers interested in wildlife rehabilitation spend 30 hours with a mentor and attend classes to learn to work with wild animals. If you are interested in education, the Friends offer classes and mentoring.  Members pay a small annual dues and receive a newsletter. Call the Center at (816) 513-8960, or email us at  folnc@crn.org, to see how you can become a FOLNC member.  Download a membership application here.

Short on time? You can become an auxiliary member and help with special events, conservation work days, and during special projects. Call the Center to see what opportunities are available for you.

FOLNC in the news

(Updated 1/25/09)