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The Nature Connection

Elder with herbs

Volunteer with The Nature Connection and help deliver therapeutic nature programs to elders in your community.

The Nature Connection is seeking volunteers to join our team in delivering therapeutic nature-based programing to the elders at Cambridge Health Alliance, elder service plan. Monthly programs feature fresh plants, live animals, natural materials, and seasonal themes/content. Nature Connection programs puts nature into the hands of people in our communities that cannot go outside for a walk to clear their mind, enjoy the autumn colors, or listen to the birds.

Volunteer with The Nature Connection and help share nature’s capacity to heal, teach and create joy.

Volunteers join us for just 2 hours a month, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 10:30 - 12:30 at Cambridge Health Alliance, Elder Service Plan. This is a great opportunity for those with a strong appreciation for nature and animals, and would like to share it with others.

Volunteers are fully trained (volunteer training and program observation are required - in Concord, MA) and supported by Nature Connection staff. Must pass CORI check. Learn more, or sign up for an upcoming volunteer training on our website: www.nature-connection.org/volunteering/. Email Taylor at: teagan@nature-conneciton.org with questions.

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About The Nature Connection

Location:

PO BOX 155, 40 Stow Street, CONCORD, MA 01742, US

Mission Statement

The Nature Connection is a nonprofit organization that brings the curiosity, joy, and healing power of nature to those with limited access to the outdoors. Programs feature seasonal themes, fresh plants, live animals, and natural materials.

Description

The Nature Connection enables children and elders, many confined to institutions, to have direct contact with the natural world. Transporting live animals, natural materials and the arts, we provide educational and therapeutic programs to at-risk youth, people with disabilities and elders in Concord and Greater Boston. Founded in 1983, the Nature Connection brings individuals together with nature's capacity to heal and to teach.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Cambridge Health AllianceCambridge, MA 02139

(42.36476,-71.10326)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Education
  • Social Work
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Just 2 hours a month! 2nd Thursday of the month (monthly) from 10:30 - 12:30
  • Volunteer training (in Concord MA), program observation, pass a CORI check

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