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Nature Based Play Volunteer

About the role:

Our nature based play volunteers are getting into crafts, games, and other activities with campers. Volunteers must be ready to be outdoors in all weather to enjoy nature with the group. This role involves engaging the group in pre-set games and activities, maintenance of the nature center auditorium, amphitheater, and classroom spaces, preparation of activities, and maintaining a safe and fun environment.This role is ideal for any person with a passion for science communication, those preparing for careers in conservation or education, career educators of all kinds, and parents!


  • Friendly and comfortable with children and adults

  • Communication skills

  • Ability to lift up to 30lbs

  • Knowledge of native New England species or ability to learn

  • Enthusiasm for conservation sciences

  • Commitment to safety

  • Ability to adhere to established protocols

  • At least 18 years of age


Time commitment:

Nature Based Play Volunteers are given a mandatory training prior to the first week of camp. This training totals 10 hours over 2 days, and is held on-site at our facility. Details are given during the application process.

Summer camp sessions are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday weekly from July to the end of August. Each volunteer must commit to at least 2 weeks, for a total of 48 hours. Weeks worked are pre-assigned during the hiring process and may be non-consecutive. 

Ready to get involved?

Follow the link to apply at the top of this page and fill out the application! Expect a response via email from the Volunteer and Intern Coordinator within 5 business days of submission. 

Due to the nature of this role, all applicants are subject to background checks.

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