Nearby Nature Volunteers & Internships needed

Spring Internships and Volunteer Opportunities with Nearby Nature


1) Nearby Nature Guides (both volunteers and interns needed): Nearby Nature Guides lead interactive nature walks for small groups of K-5th graders in Alton Baker Park on weekday mornings from from late April through mid June. Volunteers commit to leading at least one walk per week. Interns lead two-three walks per week. Additional complementary projects, such as helping with weekend and special events, are also available for both interns and volunteers. You do not need prior experience for this internship. We provide training in everything from the art of teaching children to local natural history. Our spring training schedule for guides is available at http://www.nearbynature.org/volunteer/nature-guide-training-information. 

2) Spring Nearby Nature Education Program Assistants (interns needed): Nearby Nature program assistants lead interactive nature walks for small groups of K-5th graders in Alton Baker Park on weekday mornings from late April through mid June. They also help with afternoon nature study activities, Weekend Family Nature Quests, restoration work parties, and special events. Some experience working with children and knowledge of natural history is required for this internship. We also provide training in everything from the art of teaching children to local natural history. Our spring training schedule for guides is available at http://www.nearbynature.org/volunteer/nature-guide-training-information. A minimum commitment of 90-120 hours per term is required for this internship.

3) Nearby Nature Learnscape Interns (interns needed): Learnscape interns help maintain the Edible Schoolyard Garden, outdoor classrooms, and native habitat in Nearby Nature's Learnscape. Interns learn about perennial and annual crops, crop rotation and companion plantings, common garden bugs, common garden weeds and keepers, native plants, composting, and how to use design features in a multi-age educational landscape. In every season, Learnscape interns weed, plant, mulch, and do other outdoor work as needed, as well as have the opportunity to network with members of Eugene's excellent farm and garden community. No experience is necessary although it is welcome! Training is provided. See http://www.nearbynature.org/learnscape for more information about the Learnscape.

4) Restoration Interns (interns needed): Restoration interns help Nearby Nature organize, coordinate, and lead volunteer groups as they remove invasive species and litter from Alton Baker Park. In 2013, Restoration Interns will pilot volunteer leader trainings, set up volunteer work parties, and eradicate ivy and other invasive plants. Restoration interns also do some propagation of native plants and seed saving. This internship is best for people who love our public green spaces and who are interested in learning to lead groups of people working on stewardship projects.

5) Nearby Nature Kinder Critters (both volunteers and interns needed): If you love wild critters and you think it would be fun to dress up in a frog, raccoon, butterfly, turtle, or duck costume, then this is the program for you! This winter, we will be visiting lots of daycare, pre-school, and kindergarten classes dressed up as Kinder Critters. See http://www.nearbynature.org/programs/kinder-critters for a look at the Critters. Presentations will include information sharing, storytelling, and movement activities. Interns will help set up the program, and both interns and volunteers will have the opportunity to make presentations in costume once they are trained.

 Call us at 541-687-9699, email info@nearbynature.org, or see www.nearbynature.org/volunteering/current-internships for more information or to apply


Posted by Shelly Knight (knig4814@pacificu.edu) on Feb 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM

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