Kids' Farm Volunteer Naturalist

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Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

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Join In The Farm Fun!

Oxbow will host thousands of kids through the spring, summer, and fall for our seasonal Farm Adventures. Primarily pre-school and early elementary-aged students visit the farm for 75 or 90-minute hands-on farm tours facilitated by farmer and volunteer instructors. Kids learn about plant parts and varieties, soil, compost, worms, pollinators, ways to connect to nature, and more!

Volunteer Naturalists lead tours for up to 14 kids (and their chaperones) around our two-acre Kids’ Farm & Living Playground, observing nature and tasting the season’s bounties. When no tours are scheduled, volunteers may assist the OxEd team in a variety of farming tasks. Only a moderate understanding of food and farming is necessary, training is provided and there are many ongoing opportunities to learn from our expert staff and fellow volunteers!

Benefits:

  • 35+ hours of community service each season
  • Develop skills and experience teaching and facilitating outdoor environmental education
  • Add to your resume and explore new careers, receive a letter of reference from staff
  • Learn basic organic farming techniques
  • Connect to other community members with shared interests
  • Inspire the next generation to eat healthy foods, enjoy gardening, and value conservation
  • Work as a team with Oxbow staff in a fun and collaborative environment
  • Spend time at a beautiful organic farm just outside of the city of Seattle
  • Take home fresh, seasonal organic produce every time you volunteer!

Commitment: One day per week (~two tours/wk) during current season of programming: April-June; June-August; or September-November. Longer term commitments are more than welcome!

All volunteers must agree to a background check, to ensure the safety of children and staff.

For more details and to apply, please visit http://www.oxbow.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Questions? Contact us any time at volunteer@oxbow.org or call 425-788-1134 x3

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About Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Location:

10819 CARNATION-DUVALL RD NE, Carnation, WA 98014, US

Mission Statement

Oxbow’s mission is to EDUCATE people on the importance of environmental stewardship and healthy food, to RECONNECT us to the land and our local sustainable food supply, and to INSPIRE us to take action in our daily lives and in our communities.

Description

Oxbow is a 25 acre organic farm, education center, and native plant nursery located on a 100-acre wilderness preserve in the Snoqualmie Valley, 25 miles east of Seattle. The farm supports a 400+ member CSA, sells at 2 farmers markets, and supplies over 30 restaurants and 3 grocery stores with local, organic produce. Our education center, which has a working small farm and a Living Playground, is committed to teaching young children about sustainable agriculture and the environment. At Oxbow, children see firsthand where their food comes from, where salmon spawn, and understand why we need to protect both. We also actively work to restore the native habitat and vegetation around our fields and along our river banks. And new this year is a native plant nursery managed in conjunction with the University of Idaho.

Children & Youth
Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd. NEPublic EntranceCarnation, WA 98014

(47.69478,-121.97266)
 

SKILLS

  • STEM
  • Nutrition
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Farming
  • Environmental Science

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • about 3 hours/ week (two tours, one day/ week)
  • sillyness, enthusiasm for fresh foods, creativity, art/music skills a plus!

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