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Environmental Volunteers


Are you a high school student interested in environmental education? Are you passionate about nature but want to learn more about how to effectively share that passion with others? Do you like engaging with others, sharing knowledge, and promoting learning and stewardship? Then Environmental Volunteers has the opportunity for you!

We are looking for a small group of dedicated high school students to serve and learn together for a year.

Volunteer Work

  • EcoCenter Docent: greet visitors and share about the local baylands as well as other hands-on science education
  • Community and Outreach: help deliver public programs at the EcoCenter and in the community at tabling events, after school programs, and more!
  • Projects: work with our Education Manager to maintain and create quality educational materials.


  • Attend 3 scheduled meetings throughout the year.
  • Volunteer at least 3 hours a week during the Summer and twice a month(~3 hours each shift) during the school year
  • Volunteer for at least one full year, May 2020-May 2021


  • Learn from environmental education professionals
  • Experience a non-profit setting
  • Meet like-minded friends
  • Interact with a diverse public audience
  • Practice public speaking and teaching
  • Learn about the local environment
  • Create your own volunteer schedule

How to Apply
Visit https://www.evols.org/teen-docent-program/ for details

Due Date: March 30th, 2020

You will receive an email confirmation once we receive your application.

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance into our Teen Docent Program by April 30th.

Have more questions? Contact Molly Landrith, Volunteer Coordinator, at Molly@EVols.org or (650) 493-8000 ext 345

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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


We'll work with your schedule.


2560 Embarcadero RoadPalo Alto, CA 94303




  • Teens


  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • A year long commitment, May 2020-May 2021. Volunteer at least 3 hours a week during the Summer and twice a month(~3 hours each shift) during the school year
  • Must be attending high school during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Application is required. More details found here: https://www.evols.org/teen-docent-program/

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