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ORGANIZATION: Environmental Volunteers

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Are you passionate about the environment? Do you like engaging with others, sharing knowledge, and promoting learning and stewardship? Then Environmental Volunteers has the role for you!

We’re looking for reliable, friendly people who are committed to great customer service and enthusiastic about promoting public understand and appreciation of the natural environment. Our EcoCenter Docents ensure that visitors to the Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter have a rewarding experience.

Skills needed:

  • Friendly disposition and great customer service skills
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • Passion for nature, and environmental stewardship
  • Support for the EV’s mission to promote the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education.

This role is perfect for someone who is available on Fridays and Saturdays, has a passion for the environment, and is passionate about providing a great visitor experience. No previous experience is needed for this role and training will be provided for all successful applicants.

Our training ensures that all volunteers have the necessary knowledge and skills for working with their audience, and are confident in the material they are sharing.

As an EcoCenter Docent, you will always be supported by a staff member. We offer flexible hours, so you can choose shifts that best fit your lifestyle.

If you want to become a part of the EV community, or just want to find out more, please contact Molly, our Volunteer Coordinator, at We look forward to hearing from you!

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2 Shifts

  • morning / 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Open Hours occur most Fridays and Saturdays
  • 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
    Open Hours occur most Fridays and Saturdays
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About Environmental Volunteers


2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, US

Mission Statement

To promote the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education.


In 1972, when awareness of threats to the San Francisco Bay ecosystem began to grow, a group of women concerned about preserving the estuary for future generations created a small, hands-on program for local children. The program included a field trip to the Bay so students could experience it, know it, enjoy it, and grow to take care of it. This was the birth of Environmental Volunteers. Since then, more than 300,000 children and adults have explored natural science learning with us!


Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


2560 Embarcadero RoadPalo Alto, CA 94303



  • Customer Service
  • General Education
  • Public Speaking
  • STEM


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 x 2.5 hour shifts per month

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