Bridge the Science and Nature Gap

Help Us Reach More Children

Why Give to Environmental Volunteers?

Our Mission

We believe every student deserves access to quality science education and to learn from the natural world.

By providing hands-on science and sustainability education, and fostering curiosity through nature experiences, we aim to bridge the gap in underserved STEM learning and improve future educational success for K-5 students in the Bay Area and beyond.

The Need

Closing the Education Gap

Many schools in underserved communities lack the resources to provide grade-appropriate science and sustainability curricula and complementary outdoor experiences. This leaves a significant gap in students’ education; limiting their understanding of key science concepts and development of critical problem-solving skills needed for upper grades and their future success.

Our Response

Environmental Volunteers is dedicated to filling this gap by offering:

Science and Nature-Based STEM Programs

We provide immersive, hands-on learning experiences that make science, nature and sustainability accessible and exciting.

Field Trips

We offer children the chance to explore the wonders of the natural world firsthand as complements to in-class instruction to make abstract concepts come alive.

Teacher Support

We equip educators with the necessary resources to integrate engaging Next Generation Science Standard lessons into their classrooms.

Why Your Support Matters

Double Your Impact

Thanks to an anonymous group of longtime donors, any gift increase you can muster will be matched 1:1 up to $9,000. This means your contribution can have twice the impact, helping us reach even more students and schools in need.

Success Stories

Your donations have already made a significant difference:

Zelle’s Excitement

“I get to go on a school field trip today to learn about worms!”

Her excitement highlights the joy and curiosity our programs inspire.

Teacher Testimonials

We love EV! We’ve always loved the EV, we want any and every EV program we can get!”

Shares Ms. Barasch, a kindergarten teacher who benefits from our Life Stages program.

Our Vision for the Future

In the next three years, EV aims to engage at least 25% or more of all underserved elementary schools in the local regions where we operate. Achieving this goal will require your generous support.

How You Can Help

Your donation can make a lasting impact on the lives of children and teachers in underserved communities. Here’s how you can contribute:

Make a Donation

Any amount helps. Remember, your gift can be doubled!

Become a Volunteer

Join us in delivering hands-on science education.

Spread the Word

Share our mission with your network and encourage others to support our cause.

Join Our Mission

Your support is crucial in helping us make a lasting impact on the lives of elementary students in the Bay Area and beyond by preparing them with a vital science curriculum, fostering a love for nature, and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your donation, please reach out any time.

Deborah Lindsay
Executive Director
(650) 493-8000 ext. 2

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