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. 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. This position will provide you with an opportunity to instill a sense of natural resource stewardship in local students.
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.
Times/Days: Monday – Friday, during the school year. 45 minutes to 4 hours plus travel weekdays during scheduled summer camps.