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Job Shadow 2024 Summer Youth Volunteer Program

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ORGANIZATION: Hermann Park Conservancy

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2024 Job Shadow Summer Teen Volunteer Program

Founded in 1992, Hermann Park Conservancy (HPC) is a nonprofit citizens’ organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park, one of Houston’s largest and most loved urban parks. Ideal for young adults ages 15-17, Hermann Park Conservancy’s Job Shadow Program provides students with the opportunity to observe and participate in a variety of conservation related activities. The Job Shadow Program enhances understanding of careers in non-profit management and environmental conservation. The experience also gives teens the opportunity to work alongside HPC employees who serve as mentors answering questions and providing career-related advice.

Volunteers will be expected to:

· Provide written parental/guardian permission, on the first day of attending, the parent/guardian must sign the teen in on our Parental/Guardian approval form, this takes just a few minutes.

· Understand that all activities take place outdoors. Activities will vary and may include habitat restoration, trail maintenance, and urban forestry maintenance.

· Come prepared: wear appropriate clothing, long pants or knee length, shirt with sleeves, and closed toe shoes (no shorts above the knee, no tank tops, not flip-flops/sandals). A sun-hat, is recommended.

· Bring a filled re-useable water bottle. Sunscreen/insect repellent is recommended, it will also be provided.

· Limit your cell phone use. You are welcome to have your cell phone with you, however, it must not be used during volunteer service.

Requirements:

· 15 to 17 years of age (18 years can older can attend on Saturdays only with other adult volunteers)

· An appreciation for conservation, parks, wildlife and plants

· Commit to a minimum of 20 hrs. within the 5-week period

· Complete a volunteer application

· Punctual, responsible and respectful of others

· Parent/Guardian sign a release form (waiver & photo release, and application)

Summer Dates: July 6th to August 5th and George Hermann’s celebration on Sunday August 6th, 2023, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Job Shadow volunteers meet each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Volunteer Center near the pedal boat kiosk, location is 6106 Hermann Park Dr., 77030.

Parking available in:

  • Lot A - Near the Japanese Garden
  • Lots E - I - Near Lake Plaza and the Zoo
  • Lot S - Near Palmer Episcopal Church
  • Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza Garage

Summer Dates: July 11th to August 3rd and George Hermann’s celebration on Tuesday, August 6th, 2024, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Job Shadow volunteers meet each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Volunteer Center near the pedal boat kiosk, location is 6106 Hermann Park Dr., 77030.

It is not mandatory to come each day, however, if you are later than 45 minutes, please come the next day at the appropriate time. Volunteers will assist with conservation and restoration tasks in various areas in the Park. Tasks may include things as painting, de-littering, invasive removal, weeding, pruning, stream cleaning, trail repairs, seeding and planting. No experience is necessary. Program hours and dates are subject to change.

Please email Cinnamon Baldwin at cbaldwin@hermannpark.org for more information.

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About Hermann Park Conservancy

Location:

1700 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004, US

Mission Statement

The Hermann Park Conservancy is a citizens' organization dedicated to the stewardship and improvement of Hermann Park - today and for generations to come.

Description

Hermann Park, presented to the City of Houston by George Hermann in 1914, is one of Houston's most popular and historically significant public green spaces. Located in the heart of Houston, the 445-acre park has been an important resource for citizens of Houston for generations, and is celebrated as a place that has always welcomed diversity and fostered a strong sense of community among its patrons.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Environment
Children & Youth, Community, Environment

WHEN

Thu Jul 11, 2024 - Sat Aug 03, 2024
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM

WHERE

6104 Hermann Park Dr.Brown Volunteer CenterHouston, TX 77030

(29.71733,-95.38976)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Science
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20+ hours by end of the program
  • complete a Job Shadow Registration Form and Waiver

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