Children’s Nature Series Volunteers


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Irvine Nature Center11201 Garrison Forest RoadOwings Mills, MD 21117


About

Internship Description:

Volunteers in the Children’s Nature Series at Irvine serve as teaching aides to help facilitate nature-based play in a safe, calm learning environment. Duties include engaging with children and parents during daily activities, assisting with outdoor exploration, and helping with set-up and clean-up. Volunteers must be physically capable of hiking up to one mile per day and eager to engage with children and their caregivers throughout the class.

Qualifications:

* Experience and/or strong desire to work with children ages birth-6 years old

* Enthusiasm and curiosity about the natural world

* Ability to work as part of a team

* Strong communications skills

* Positive attitude and professional demeanor

* Your own transportation

*Current First Aid/CPR helpful, but not required.

Majors

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Outdoor Education, or Human Services. Natural sciences, social work, or related fields also considered.

Hours:

Variable depending on the Children’s Nature Series needs. All classes are held in the mornings, usually between 9:00am-12pm, Monday-Saturday. Minimum time commitment is 3.5 hours/week. Must commit to a full semester (Sept. - Dec. or Feb.-May.)

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 3.5 hours/week

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