Join our program team and help deliver nature-based educational and therapeutic programs to at-risk youth, adults and children with disabilities, and elders with dementia, including Alzheimer’s.
The Nature Connection’s traveling programs bring nature’s healing power to facilities throughout Greater Boston including assisted living residences, nursing homes, special needs schools and residential youth programs. Each visit brings new seasonal experience, live animals, and life-changing connections with nature.
We ask volunteers to make a year-long commitment, at least once a month for two hours. Our week-day programs are 1-hour long (with an additional 1/2 hour set-up and 1/2 hour pack-up), and take place between 10am-6pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Program site visits are either once a month or every other week. Our client sites are based in Concord, Waltham, Lowell, Bedford, Lexington, Cambridge, Malden, and several other locations throughout MetroWest and Greater Boston.
Program Volunteers will be trained and supported by our professional staff.
Additional volunteer opportunities!
The Nature Connection is always seeking volunteers to assist in other ways with our programs, events, and office administration. Opportunities include:
- Volunteer your pets! If you currently own an animal with therapeutic potential and are interested in having your pet "volunteer" we would love to hear from you!
- Photograph or write stories to help document our programs.
- Help with general office tasks and events as your schedule allows.
Volunteer with The Nature Connection and help share nature’s capacity to heal, teach and create joy.
- Elder care
- Animal Therapy
- Spiritual Healing
- Environmental Education
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours a month
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays