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Recruiting Organization: Junior Wildlife Ranger


Gain experience at a dynamic environmental nonprofit connecting the next generation to public lands through hands-on learning. Our programs teach youth the importance of wildlife and habitat conservation, the vital role public lands play a role in sustainability, and give them the tools to become environmental stewards. Volunteering at Junior Wildlife Ranger, a project of the Earth Island Institute is a great way to give back to the community, to develop your resume, and get involved with environmental education for youth at the national level on your own schedule. Our mission is to provide free educational programming for youth that makes everyone feel welcome in the outdoors.

We are looking for people who are great communicators. Your ability to exercise time-management, follow-through, and work independently is important; ability to work in a group is a must.

Volunteer Information

  • Time commitment is 3-5 hours a week, including Zoom meetings set for 10-11:30am PT Sundays. Availability for these meetings is required. Availability for one or two Saturdays a month to lead walks expected.
  • Start ~August, 2022; End August 31, 2023.
  • Earning academic credit for volunteering is possible, if applicable.

Position Details

  • Lead walks and outreach at Joaquin Miller Park program in Oakland, California, and other programs in the Bay Area. Hands out and mails badges to families. Explain our educational program to park visitors.
  • Represent Junior Wildlife Ranger at public events in the Bay Area.
  • Works closely with the team to lead the success of partnerships with community groups and parks/national wildlife refuges that span the nation, with a particular emphasis on the Bay Area.
  • Recommended: experience in environmental science, ecology, conservation, biology, or a related field. Strong public speaking skills. Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish language is a plus. Applicants must be based in the Bay Area with some weekend availability.


Write a few words about yourself and your relevant experience. Include this information, along with your name, city, and state to If you have a resume on hand, please attach it. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis until the deadline.

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy, Environment


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3590 Sanborn DriveOakland, CA 94602







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