School Program Environmental Volunteer
Our program lessons cover the following nine topic areas:
- Baylands Ecology
- Forest and Foothill Ecology
- Marine Ecology
- Earthquake Geology
- Nature in your Neighborhood
- All About Birds
- Water Conservation
- Early California Indians
- Energy and Natural Resources
This opportunity is perfect for volunteers with time during the school day. No teaching experience or background in natural science is necessary. A training class is required.
How Do I Get Started as a Volunteer?
You do not need teaching experience or a background in natural science to be an Environmental Volunteer – just an appreciation of nature and learning and an interest in working with kids. We provide all of the necessary training.
The next step is to contact us. Fill out our online Volunteer Information Request form OR Telephone the Environmental Volunteers office at 650-493-8000 or (408) 244-2449 weekdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Why should I become an Environmental Volunteer?
In addition to helping Environmental Volunteers provide vital nature and science programs to local students, you’ll benefit, too!
- Expand your knowledge of the natural environment of the Bay Area
- Stay engaged in lifelong learning about nature, science, and the local community
- Have fun discovering local ecosystems through the eyes of enthusiastic young students
- Make new friends who enjoy learning, exploration, and working with kids as much as you do!
- Contact us for more information about volunteering.
We generally ask volunteers in our programs serving kids in the classroom and on field trips to make the following commitments:
- Volunteer a minimum of 3 hours a month for at least 1 year. Volunteer opportunities are generally during the school day (Monday – Friday 8:00 – 2:30)
- Complete at least one Training Program in an Environmental Volunteers subject area