The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
One of our volunteer education program instructors teaching about pollution during a boat based education program!
We are seeking volunteer education program instructors to assist with fun hands-on education programs for 1st - 12th grade classes. Help us inspire curiosity and critical thinking about Tacoma's rich maritime heritage. We provide programs on a variety of subjects including history, marine science, and environmental science. We have opportunities to assist with both land based programs at the Foss Waterway Seaport museum and boat based programs aboard a marine research vessel.
Program are regularly scheduled for Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am at the earliest to 2:00pm at the latest. We are flexible! A variety of other educational opportunities are available outside of these regularly scheduled school programs.
An education background in the fields of science, marine science, or environmental science/studies OR
A background in a maritime or history related field OR
Undergraduate or Graduate students studying science, marine science, environmental science/studies, or history.
Physically Capable - able to stand for 4 to 5 hours and handle demands of working with active children.
Willingness to learn new material in a variety of subject matter.
An outgoing personality.
Willing to work with the public and kids, potentially get wet, and definitely have fun.
Interest in maritime history, marine science, and/or environmental science
Training can be provided! If interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website at http://www.fosswaterwayseaport.org/join-support/volunteer to learn more!