Inspiring People to Connect with Nature
Help Us Inspire the Next Generation of Environmentalists!
Our volunteers are a huge part of what makes Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium a success. You can earn volunteer or service-learning hours in a number of areas such as: gardening, landscaping, maintenance, office work, animal care, education and more!
Fill out an application here
If you have any questions, please email
As a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, we receive all our funding from admission and donations. Every dollar we receive is put back into the care of our animals and the upkeep of our 105 acres.
If you would prefer to donate items to help us with our everyday functions, we are always in need of new and used items such as:
sheets and towels, hand and dish soap, hand sanitizer, sunscreen and bug spray, dog toys, produce, peanut butter, cleaning supplies, gardening tools, and office supplies!
If you have any other items you wish to donate, please give us a call to see if we can put them to good use: 239.275.3435