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Bellevue Naturalist Program - Class of 2024

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ORGANIZATION: Bellevue Parks & Community Services - NR Division

  • 57 people are interested

Bellevue Naturalist Program

  • Training schedule: Spring Annually
  • Training site: Hybrid - Virtual instruction paired with outdoor in-person field trainings
  • Length of commitment: Approximately five hours per month, up to 100 hours of service after training is completed. 100 hours not to exceed two-year period.
  • Reports to: Bellevue Park Rangers
  • Work environment: Outdoors and indoors
  • Background check required: Yearly
  • Age: Must be 18 or older
Primary Responsibilities

Bellevue Naturalists learn about our area’s ecology, geology, wildlife, plant life, cultural history, wetlands, forests and streams from professors, local professionals, scientists and park rangers. Participants focus on restoration and conservation efforts, and will help share their passion by working with and educating their community.

  • Lead (or assist with) educational programs, activities, hikes, canoe tours, etc.
  • Help lead Stewardship Saturday and Eco Friday volunteer projects
  • Conduct environmental restoration at sites across the City of Bellevue
  • Maintain restoration sites and monitor species survival at former restoration sites
  • Assist with special events such as Bellevue Arbor Day and MLK Jr. Day of Service
  • Steward the Bellevue trail system

Over the course of this training program, volunteers will meet with experts in virtual, workshop, and fieldtrip settings to cover various ecological topics. This program is free with a volunteer commitment of 100 hours of service to Bellevue’s Parks Department. For more information, please call 425-452-4195 or email Parks_Stewardship@Bellevuewa.gov.

Desired Qualifications
  • City of Bellevue resident. Residents of other cities will be considered if space allows.
  • Understanding or interest in botany, horticulture, native plants, resource management, noxious weeds, restoration ecology or wildlife habitats.
  • Desire to work outdoors in varied weather and site conditions.
  • Experience in landscaping or grounds maintenance.
  • Experience in interpretation and environmental education.
  • Experience in volunteering and working as a team.

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About Bellevue Parks & Community Services - NR Division


450 110th Ave NE, Lewis Creek Visitor Center, Bellevue, WA 98004, US

Mission Statement

To promote stewardship of Bellevue’s natural and cultural resources and provide maintenance and management for Natural Resource Division managed lands.


Bellevue's open space system includes over 2,000 acres of forests and natural areas, as well as approximately 92 miles of multi-use trails. The future health of Bellevue’s environment will be determined by all of us! Our programs reach youth, families, adults, local businesses, and community-based organizations to educate the Bellevue community about our natural resources


Animals, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Bellevue, WA 98004




  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 PM for 11 weeks. Will volunteer approximately five hours per month, up to 100 hours of service after training is completed.

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