Are you passionate about science and nature? Do you enjoy inspiring children and working as part of a team? Then Environmental Volunteers has the role for you!

We’re looking for reliable, friendly people who are committed to inspiring a love of science and nature in future generations. Our School Programs Volunteers share their love of the natural world with local elementary school kids in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Working in teams of 3 or 4, School Programs Volunteers engage with small groups of children directly in a classroom setting, involving them in hands-on, discovery-based learning. Volunteers participate in a 5 week training course prior to volunteering in schools.

Skills needed:

  • Friendly disposition
  • Ability to work with children
  • Interest in science, nature, teaching, and environmental stewardship
  • Support for the EV’s mission to promote the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education.

This role is perfect for volunteers who are available during the school day. No previous experience is needed for this role and training will be provided for all successful applicants. You will always be supported in the classroom by other volunteers, and a teacher will always be present. We offer flexible hours, locations and subject matters, so you can select the opportunities and school locations that best fit your lifestyle.

COVID-19 and Volunteering

Are there still volunteering opportunities during the pandemic? Yes! We will be delivering a combination of virtual and in-person programs based on the county and school regulations. Whether you want to volunteer remotely or in-person we have opportunities for you. Please complete the interest form or email Volunteer@environmentalvolunteers.org for more information.