eDUCATION VOLUNTEER INFO & APPLICATION

Thank you for your interest in becoming an education volunteering at Center for Wildlife!

 

Education volunteers sustain our mission by helping to creating lasting and important connections between people and our native species. These experiences help solve the long-term issue of promoting respect for wildlife in our community and the relationships between healthy wildlife, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.

EDUCATION DOCENTS

Education Docents provide support during the summer months by leading tours and assisting visitors on weekends. Docents have a working knowledge of Center for Wildlife's mission, philosophy, and seasonal statistics, and are able to relay that information to guests.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Learn and present tours of the education facilities to visitors 

  • Stay current on Center for Wildlife education programs, seasonal statistics, and ambassadors enhance the visitor experience

  • Learn Center for Wildlife policies and philosophies, and relate those to the public 

  • Interact with visitors and answer questions

  • Promote the Docent Station gift shop

Time Commitment: There is a minimum commitment of one 4-hour Saturday shift per month from May-September.

 

Each docent must complete an orientation and training session. 2017 orientation and training dates TBD.

VOLUNTEER EDUCATORS

Volunteer Educators provide much needed support to the Education and Outreach Coordinator (EOC) with ambassador care, presenting programs, display and other materials maintenance, and administrative duties.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Under direction of the EOC, ensure ambassador enclosures are safe and well-maintained 

  • Assist the EOC in researching, creating, and distributing safe enrichment items to ambassadors on “Enrichment Fridays”

  • Learn on-site tour and education program presentations 

  • Present a minimum of one program each week 

  • Assist in the planning, staffing and set-up public programs and special events

  • Research and remain current on wildlife natural history, ecology, management practices, and statistics relevant to Center for Wildlife programming

  • Attending quarterly Education Committee meetings

Time Commitment: This position has a one year commitment with a minimum of 8 hrs/week. 

READY TO APPLY?

Please read through the following attachments carefully. When ready, click on the "Apply Now" button below to submit your application online. If you have any questions, please contact, Sarah, our Education & Outreach Coordinator, at sarah@thecenterforwildlife.org.

Physical Address

385 Mountain Road, Cape Neddick, ME 03902

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 620, Cape Neddick, ME 03902

Call Us

(207) 361-1400

Email

info@thecenterforwildlife.org