You have the power to fight Nature Deficit Disorder


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


9550 Sperry RoadKirtland, OH 44094


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.


  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum two programs per month, April - October
  • Application & brief interview with staff

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