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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Join the National Park Service at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge as a volunteer with our education team and help to introduce the wonders of the natural world to New York City’s youth.

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is an urban paradise with over 9000 acres of conserved wetland habitats. These habitats provide a safe home and critical migratory stopover for over 300 species of birds, including Snow Geese, Osprey, and Peregrine Falcons. As an education volunteer , you will connect New York City youth to the nature that lives in their backyard.

The primary responsibility of the Education Program Assistant is to support the Gateway National Recreation Area’s education team within the Jamaica Bay Unit of the park. The education volunteer will assist with managing classes of students visiting the park, help deliver curriculum, assist with the setup and breakdown of education materials, and coordinate and schedule programming with schools. The position also includes beach cleanups, gardening duties with student volunteer s in our pollinator garden, and other youth-oriented tasks.


Skills that would be useful: Experience in public speaking, time management, problem solving, communication & interpersonal skills, organization, and collaboration. Experience in environmental conservation, beach clean-up efforts, outdoor education, or related field. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions. Customer service-oriented with a positive attitude. Knowledge of coastal ecosystems, marine debris, and the impacts of pollution on wildlife within the park, would be helpful but not necessary. Enthusiasm for environmental conservation and sustainable practices. A background check may be required.

Start Date - 2024-07-01

End Date - 2024-12-31

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The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

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The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

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Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

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210 New York AvenueStaten Island, NY 10305

(40.60343,-74.05876)
 

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