Earth Friends Homeschool Program Volunteers

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Irvine Nature Center

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Spend the summer exploring nature!!!

Earth Friends Homeschool Program

12 Positions Available - Fall 2019

Organization Description:

Irvine Nature Center is a non-profit educational organization that offers programs of environmental studies and natural science to children and adults of the greater Baltimore area. Our mission is to educate and inspire current and future generations to explore, respect and protect nature.

Volunteer Role:

Volunteers in the Earth Friends Homeschool Programs at Irvine serve as teaching aides to help facilitate nature-based exploration and play in a safe, calm learning environment. Duties include engaging with children during daily activities, assisting with outdoor exploration, and helping with set-up and clean-up. Volunteers must be physically capable of hiking up to three miles per day and eager to engage with children throughout the class.


  • Experience and/or strong desire to work with children ages 5-14 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.


Variable depending on the Earth Friends Homeschool Programs' needs. All classes are held in the afternoons, between 1:00-4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Requested work hours are 12:30-4:30 p.m. Minimum time commitment is 4 hours/week. Must commit to a full semester (Sept.-Dec. or Feb.-May).

To apply:

Or send application to: Ben Fertig, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117. Email: fertigb@explorenature.orgPhone: 443-738-9240

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11201 Garrison Forest Rd.OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117



  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4 hours/week

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