Do you have teaching experience? Educate for the National Aviary!
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Department: Animal Programs
Volunteer Job title: Education Volunteer
Supervised by: Education Manager
Days needed: ALL
Number of hours required: 2-4 hours per class, 3-4 classes per month
Specific time/ shift required: Varying hours revolving around pre-scheduled classes. Generally 9:00 am - 3:00 pm/ Occasional evening hours.
A National Aviary education volunteer is a front line educator who teaches classes about birds: their characteristics, adaptations, threats and role in the environment. Educators share their passion for birds and conservation issues by teaching students from an established curriculum.
- Serve as an educator and ambassador for the National Aviary.
- Prepare for, set up and deliver educational programming to groups of school children from PreK to high school.
- Communicate with the program requestor several days prior to the class to confirm details.
- Continually work toward establishing and maintaining good working relationships with animal ambassadors.
- Experience teaching in formal or informal education settings.
- Enjoy engaging children of all ages
- Attend training classes at the National Aviary.
- Have a clear criminal background check and child abuse history.
- Submit for FBI fingerprinting or sign waiver if eligible.
- Have reliable and convenient internet access.
- Attend new volunteer orientation
- Attend at least 6 of 11 Saturday monthly meetings per year.
- Commit to a minimum of 100 hours of service per year.
- Commit to selecting schedule at least one month in advance
We'll work with your schedule.
700 Arch StreetPittsburgh, PA 15212
- Teaching / Instruction
- Animal Care / Handling
- Environmental Education
- General Education
- Environmental Science
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 12+ hours a month, 100 hours per year
- Previous, formal, teaching experience