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Volunteer position Title: Environmental Education Presenter
Date Needed: Various programs throughout school year and during summer camp
Volunteer Opportunity: We need volunteers to assist refuge staff in leading environmental education programs for local school groups. Programs are currently being developed and will meet New York state standards and curriculum.
Training required or provided: A background in education or interpretation would be extremely helpful. New volunteers will accompany staff members on programs until they feel comfortable leading. Once both the volunteer and staff member feel comfortable the volunteer may provide programs alone.
Benefits: The chance to instill a sense of natural resource stewardship in local students.
Length of Time Volunteers needed: Long term
Times/Days: Monday – Friday, during the school year. 45 minutes to 4 hours plus travel weekdays during scheduled summer camps.
Number of Volunteers Needed: A federal government background check is required for volunteers working with children. (Retired teachers would still need to meet this requirement.) This expense will limit the number of volunteers we can use in this capacity to those who can make a long term commitment.
Would you like the Volunteers to have any special skills, interest, or experience? Ability to give presentations in front of a group, people person, love of kids, desire to share your knowledge.