Volunteers and interns play a critical role in the success of Thorne’s programs, and are involved at every level of the organization, from providing general administrative support to teaching programs and serving on the Board of Trustees. Volunteers and interns receive real-world work experience with a successful nonprofit. Benefits include resume-building, professional references, and the personal fulfillment gained from knowing you have helped impact the lives of our community’s youth and protect the environment. A full list of current volunteer and intern opportunities are listed below. If you do not see the type of experience you are looking for and have your own idea about how you might be able to assist Thorne in achieving its mission, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.499.3647×108.
General Volunteer Opportunities
Thorne is always looking for office volunteers. Office volunteers support our In-School Programs and other programs by creating materials, maintaining filing systems, constructing student-written picture books (eBooks), and completing other general office tasks. If you can commit to volunteering for 3 or more hours per week for 2 or more weeks, please complete and submit a volunteer application and we will contact you to discuss available opportunities. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, contact Rachel Edelman at email@example.com or call 303.499.3647 ext. 108.
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Summer Camp Opportunities
During the summer season, Thorne offers Teaching Assistant Volunteer opportunities.
Teaching Assistant Volunteer
Thorne is seeking enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals to work as Summer Camp Teaching Assistants. Since 1957, Thorne’s Summer Camp Program has connected youth to nature in Boulder and Littleton. Summer Camp Teaching Assistants provide program support for Instructors, contributing to our mission of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. Teaching assistants support a “Camp Experience,” spending each day in the field, Monday-Friday.
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After-School Program Internships
Each fall and spring, Thorne works with enthusiastic, environmentally-aware individuals who want to gain experience working with youth to serve as interns for our After-School Program. Thorne runs After School Programs at two schools in Lafayette and one school in Broomfield, aimed at connecting students to nature in their schoolyards and backyards. After School Program Interns will assist Thorne staff by helping to facilitate a variety of fun, hands-on, place-based learning activities in the school yard and surrounding ecosystem. Thorne also offers a variety of volunteer opportunities through its In-School and BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Programs, as well as through volunteer work at the office for Interns who wish to gain more experience. This position has been filled for spring 2013. Please check back in fall 2013 for more information about fall After-School Program Internships.
Field Trip Program
BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Program Internships
Thorne is seeking enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals who want experience working with youth in an outdoor setting to serve as interns for our Spring 2013 field trip season (April 10-May 17). Mandatory training will be held on Saturday, April 6. This field trip program is in partnership with Boulder Valley School District and connects nearly 1800 4th graders to nature each school year. Interns will commit to teaching at least one 5.5-hour field trip day per week and will be responsible for teaching one of four field trip stations: Birds, Wetlands, Plants, or Water Pollution. Interns will commit to teaching at least one 5.5-hour field trip day per week. Internships are available from 8:30-2:00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. Please check back in September 2013 for more information.
Nature Experience Field Trip Program Volunteers
Each Fall and Spring, Thorne Nature Experience is seeks enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals to provide program support for field trips associated with our In-School Programs. Thorne’s In-School Programs contribute to our mission of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. Emphasis is placed on working with low-income, low-scoring, and culturally diverse schools throughout the Boulder/Denver Metro Area, ensuring that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to become connected with nature. The Field Nature Experience Field Trip Volunteers will support Thorne Educators by co-facilitating field trip experiences for visiting school groups at Thorne’s Boulder and Littleton sites. Please check back in September 2013 for more information.
Field Assistant Internship
Each summer, Thorne works with 2 enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals for the Summer Camp Program Field Assistant. Since 1957, Thorne’s Summer Camp Program has connected youth to nature in Boulder and Littleton! The Field Assistant provides administrative and program support for the Thorne Summer Camp program contributing to our mission of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences.This position has been filled for 2013. Please check back in winter 2014 for more information about summer 2014.