The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Do you believe that spending more time outside in nature can benefit children and familes? Have been thinking about volunteering with kids but the traditional classroom isn't your thing?
Consider being a School Guide at the Arboretum and join in our work to ensure no child is left inside! Programs feature fun, hands-on activities that our guides facilitate with visiting schools and youth groups. Previous teaching experience not required, just a sense of wonder, flexibility and a love of plants and children.
All volunteers will need weekday morning availability and be willing to complete a background check. Arboretum guides will need to be physically able to walk outside for up to two hours.
New volunteers will complete an application and our general new volunteer orientation, and sign up to attend new guide training to learn about what we do and how we do it. After, new volunteers shadow veteran guides and staff to gain additional experience and tips.