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Wildlife Education Volunteer - School Program Focus

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ORGANIZATION: Lindsay Wildlife Experience

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EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

WILDLIFE EDUCATION VOLUNTEER

School Program Focus

TITLE: Wildlife Educator (School Program Focus)

COMMITMENT: A minimum of one year

SHIFT FREQUENCY: At least 3 programs per month of the following

DAYS & TIMES:
Field Trip - where school groups visit LWE (1.5 hour, Tue. - Fri. offered at 10AM & 11:30AM)

Lindsay in the Classroom Outreach - visiting schools offsite (1-4hours, Tue. - Fri. offered 10AM-2PM) *times vary based on bookings

Virtual Field Trips - where school groups visit LWE online (1.5 hour, Tue. - Fri. offered at 10AM & 11:30AM)

*School programs volunteers are needed on a variable basis, positions are offered as school programs are booked

REQUIREMENTS

  • Age: 18+
  • Interest in connecting students with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share
  • Ability to bend and kneel, stand for extended periods on cement floors, and occasionally lift 25 pounds
  • Comfortability with public speaking and engagement, or willingness to learn.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (verbally and in writing) with staff, volunteers, and visitors
  • Participate and complete trainings
  • Pass a background check
  • Pay membership and training dues

BASIC DUTIES

  • Support the mission of LWE by engaging guests of all ages in experiential learning activities about conservation, wildlife biology, and the personal stories of the animals in our live collection
  • Teach school programs aligning with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Transport and handle program animals to engage visitors
  • Adapt program content and interact with students in a flexible, positive, and open-minded manner

TRAINING & CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Satisfactory completion of all necessary departmental training
  • Quarterly scheduled education volunteer meetings
  • Volunteers are encouraged to pursue additional training opportunities available in the community on an independent basis

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES

  • Excellent visitor engagement and public speaking skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow departmental directions
  • Patience and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility in working effectively with other volunteers, guests, and staff
If you're interested, please contact Erin Woods at ewoods@lindsaywildlife.org with "School Program Volunteer Interest" in the subject line.

More opportunities with Lindsay Wildlife Experience

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Location:

1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597, US

Mission Statement

The Lindsay Wildlife Experience mission is to connect people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share.

Description

Lindsay Wildlife Experience is a unique natural history and environmental education center where live, wild animals are just inches away. Founded in 1955 by Alexander Lindsay, Lindsay's programs and services are designed to help people understand human impact on wildlife. More than 5,500 injured or orphaned native California animals are treated at our wildlife hospital every year and 40,000 school children learn about the wonders of nature through classroom programs and tours.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
Environment
Animals, Children & Youth, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1931 First AvenueWalnut Creek, CA 94597

(37.92364,-122.0758)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Science
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • COMMITMENT:  A minimum of one year  SHIFT FREQUENCY: At least 3 programs per month
  • Comfortability with public speaking and engagement, or willingness to learn. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (verbally and in writing) with staff, volunteers, and visitors 

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