At Environmental Volunteers, we connect passionate people with opportunities to share their love of science and nature with others. You don’t need experience to join the team; our training and mentoring programs provide you with all the skills and materials that you’ll need. Watch this video to learn more about our work.
Volunteering with Environmental Volunteers is a great way to learn new skills, meet like-minded people, and find out more about your local Bay Area environment. But it’s not all work and no play! Our volunteers are a close-knit community, and we hold educational sessions and social events throughout the year to help you continue learning, and have fun!
View our opportunities below to find out which best fits your skills and passion.
ADULT OPPORTUNITIES (AGES 18+)
SCHOOL PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS:
Are you passionate about science and nature? Do you enjoy inspiring children and working as part of a team? Environmental Volunteers has a role for you! We’re looking for reliable, friendly School Programs Volunteers to share their love of the natural world with local elementary school students in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Working in teams of 3 or 4, School Program Volunteers engage directly with small groups of children in a classroom setting, involving them in hands-on, discovery-based learning.
COMMUNITY PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS:
Are you passionate about nature and the environment? Do you like engaging with the public, sharing knowledge, and promoting learning and stewardship? We are looking for friendly adult volunteers who are excited to lead hands-on nature education programs at our EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands and at community locations across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Community programs volunteers.
CORPORATE VOLUNTEER GROUPS:
Corporate volunteer groups help keep the landscape beautiful and habitable for the incredible diversity of wildlife in the Baylands! Volunteers remove invasive plants, mulch soil, care for native plants, and landscape around the Environmental Volunteers’ EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve.
TEEN OPPORTUNITIES (AGES 14-18)
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! Applications open in March.
We’d love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org