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ORGANIZATION: Environmental Volunteers

Kids in class

Are you interested in sharing nature programs with kids and people of all ages? We partner with community organizations in East Palo Alto to lead children in outdoor community-led science. If you love to help kids learn how things grow, and are available on week-day afternoons, this is the opportunity for you!

You could be outside, guiding children in making observations about nature, or inside, using hands-on teaching materials to guide students towards a better understanding of environmental stewardship.

Assist in teaching nature programs to local children
Work cooperatively with clients, staff, other volunteers, and collaborating organizations
Keep up to date about program and materials changes with the EV organization

The ideal person will:
Be comfortable working in indoor and outdoor settings
Be flexible with duties
Be available in the afternoon during the week
Be able to relate to a wide range of people
Have experience or interest in informal education
Be able to think on their feet and adapt content depending on the audience
Have a passion for the environment and environmental stewardship.

Environmental Volunteers provides support and training to all volunteers.

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About Environmental Volunteers


2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, US

Mission Statement

To promote the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education.


In 1972, when awareness of threats to the San Francisco Bay ecosystem began to grow, a group of women concerned about preserving the estuary for future generations created a small, hands-on program for local children. The program included a field trip to the Bay so students could experience it, know it, enjoy it, and grow to take care of it. This was the birth of Environmental Volunteers. Since then, more than 300,000 children and adults have explored natural science learning with us!


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


2560 Embarcadero RoadPalo Alto, CA 94303



  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • General Education




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 x 2 hour shifts per month

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