Resolve to begin the New Year on a positive note – become a volunteer! Our Environmental Education and Outdoor Learning Unit will be hosting a Volunteer Open House at Discovery Park Visitor Center from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12. Drop by anytime during the evening to learn about the variety of volunteer opportunities available. Current volunteers and City staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.
Volunteer opportunities include the following:
NEW! Visitor Center Ambassadors – provide information for the public on weekends at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center.
One-day training provided on Saturday, February 11.
Training includes Discovery Park tour and history, public speaking and public engagement.
NEW! Beach Ambassadors – provide information for the public on weekends at Discovery Park beaches and potentially other Seattle salt water beaches in the near future.
One-day training provided on Saturday, March 11.
Training includes public speaking, intertidal natural history, and public engagement.
Seattle Urban Nature Guide – provide environmental education and hands-on learning experiences for school groups, the general public and at special events throughout the city.
Spring training is on Thursdays and/or Saturdays, March 23 – April 15. Applications are due February 15, 2017. Orientation for the spring training is Saturday February 18.
Training includes public speaking, natural history of flora and fauna, teaching techniques, team work, cultural diversity.
Junior Naturalist – provide assistance to naturalists during Summer Nature Day Camp.
Youth 13-16 years old, learn about nature and develop leadership skills while promoting stewardship at Discovery Park and in the community.
Office Assistant – provide support for environmental education projects.
Training provided for individual projects.
Database Entry – provide data entry for bird sightings records.
Experience with databases a plus, training provided for AviSys and eBird.