Wilderness Youth Project Summer Volunteer Opportunities


Cause Areas


Mon Jun 11, 2018 08:30 AM - Fri Aug 17, 2018 04:30 PM


Various Locations in Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CA 93105
Beach Sunset


Come outside and volunteer with Wildernes Youth Project!

Nature connection makes children smarter, healthier and happier. Our programs foster confidence, health, and a life-long love of learning through active outdoor experiences and mentoring. In order to share these benefits with the diverse demographics of our community, we include youth and families with a range of abilities and backgrounds.

Each week Wilderness Youth Project programs explore resource rich locations such as the creeks, beaches, mountain trails, and open spaces in Santa Barbara’s abundant front country. Research has shown that time in nature improves a child’s cognitive flexibility, emotional stability, critical thinking, creativity, self-esteem, and self-discipline. WYP programs create connection with the natural world through well-facilitated, age-appropriate time in nature, individualized mentoring and through exploration and knowledge of place

- Attend a volunteer orientation Saturday, June 9, 9:30 - 12:30 (please RSVP to volunteer@wyp.org)
- Commit to one weekly session (Monday through Friday), sessions run throughout the summer
- Volunteers come to program with two Staff Leaders and up to 12 camp particpants for a full week of summer adventures. Days begin at 8:30 am and run through either 2:30, 3:30 or 4:30 (depending on the age group)
- Camps meet at locations in Santa Barbara and Goleta. Most groups travel to different locations daily, from Rincon Beach to the Santa Ynez River and destinations in between.
- see www.wyp.org/volunteer/ for more info


  • Environmental Education
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-8 hours/day for one or two week camps (Mon-Fri)
  • must be able to respond to e-mails

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