Earth Friends Homeschool Program Volunteers


Cause Areas


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


Irvine Nature Center11201 Garrison Forest RoadOwings Mills, MD 21117


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 mile per day and eager to engage with children throughout the class.


* Experience and/or strong desire to work with children ages 5-12 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 1:00pm-3:30pm, Monday-Thursday. Minimum time commitment is 4 hours/week. Must commit to a full semester (Sept.-Dec. or Feb.-May.)


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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Minimum 4 hours/week

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