Environmental Education Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

740 W Caramillo StColorado Springs, CO 80907


About

Environmental Education Volunteers at Catamount Institute play an essential role in delivering education and outdoor experiences to students who participate in our programs.

Our volunteers are the friendly faces here during field trips. They are here because they love what they do, and welcome the chance to share what they have learned with others. It’s a calling that truly gives back as much as you put into it. All Catamount Institute docents go through a training process which begins with an evening orientation (scheduled two times throughout the year) and then followed by several observations of other volunteer educators and Catamount Institute Educators in action. The next Docent Orientation will be held in September 2016.

As a Volunteer at Catamount Institute, you will learn many facets of environmental education as you train on the grounds of the 100-acre park where our offices are located.

You will learn how to be an interpreter of information, and will feel comfortable answering a wide diversity of questions. Some volunteer educators lead activities on their own or as a pair.

Our volunteers gain experience in all facets of environmental education; invaluable to teachers who want to enhance their science requirements in the classroom.

Qualifications:

  • Be over the age of 18.
  • Be available at least one day per week for at least two to four hours at a time (8:00a-3:00p).
  • Be able to commit to a regular volunteer shift for a minimum of three months.
  • Be punctual, dependable, hardworking, trustworthy, and willing to learn!
  • Be friendly and courteous! Some positions have more visitor interaction than others, but all positions have some interaction with the public.
  • Have a passion for the outdoors and protecting our environment
  • Must Pass a Background Check

Schedule:

Varies based on Field Trip Schedule. Volunteer Hours will fall between 8am and 3pm Mon - Fri with the occasional weekend opportunity.

Benefits:

  • Watch students from diverse backgrounds experience the awe and wonders of the natural world
  • Work with a team of dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers who share similar interests
  • Acquire nature observation skills such as animal tracking and plant and wildlife identification
  • Learn about natural history of the Pike’s Peak region
  • Develop communication techniques to successfully work with youth and the public

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • General Education
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 4 hours at least once a week for 3 months
  • Have a passion for the outdoors and protecting our environment
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