Teen Docent Program

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?

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

Types of Volunteering

EcoCenter Docent

Greet visitors and share about Baylands ecology and 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!


Work with our Education Manager to maintain and create quality educational materials


  • Required completion of  orientation/ training on May 20th, 2023. 
  • Volunteer at least twice a month (~3 hours each shift) with the option of volunteering  weekly in the summer.
  • Volunteer for at least one full year, May 2023-May 2024
  • Attend additional meetings, trainings or enrichments  throughout the year

Why be a Teen Docent with EV?

  • 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 skills
  • Learn about the local environment
  • Create your own volunteer schedule


  • All volunteers 18 and over are required to complete a background check (Live Scan) as part of the onboarding process.
  • All volunteers are required to show proof of vaccination before they can start volunteering . Vaccination status will not be shared.
  • Volunteers may be required to wear a face mask

Ready to apply?

Our Applications window for the 2023-2024 Teen Docent Program is now closed. Check back in Jan 2024 or visit our VolunteerMatch for summer opportunities.

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Have one reference complete a  letter of recommendation form (from a teacher, coach, employer, academic counselor, etc).  
  3. Staff will reach out to schedule a short 15 minute interview.

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis and completed by May 1st 2023. The 2023-2024 Teen Docent Program will begin on May 20th 2023.

Have more questions? Contact our staff at teenvolunteer@environmentalvolunteers.org