Science Education Volunteer (5th grade)


Cause Areas


Mon Sep 19, 2016 - Fri Dec 09, 2016


2807 Fairmount AveSan Diego, CA 92105


Ocean Discovery Institute is an award winning science education organization that works with San Diego’s most underserved elementary, middle, and high school students to promote science and environmental understanding and action.

Ocean Science Explorers (OSE) is a school and field-based educational initiative that provides early and continued exposure to ocean science. Students and teachers participate in Ocean Science Explorers from the third through sixth grades.

Position Overview:

  • Assist with hands-on science lessons in City Heights classrooms
  • Lead outdoor field experiences in Mission Bay

Position Commitment:

  • One day a week (approx. 5 hours) from Sept 19 - Dec 9
    • except for school holidays and breaks
    • option to continue volunteering in Jan. 2017
    • Attend two mandatory trainings:
      • Saturday, September 17 th, 9:00am - 1:30pm
      • Saturday, October 1 st, 9:00am - 1:30pm

Position Benefits:

  • Rewarding experience working with underserved youth
  • Improve ability to communicate science and conservation
  • Classroom management and science education experience
  • Volunteer appreciation events twice a year

Position Requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for working with youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Punctual, dependable, and flexible
  • Must provide own transportation to and from City Heights, San Diego


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 weekday/week (~5 hours/week)
  • Must provide own transportation to and from City Heights

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