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, 60 year-old 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 x 108.
After-School Program Volunteer
Thorne Nature Experience is seeking enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals to provide program support for Thorne’s After-School Programs, which are aimed at connecting students to nature in their schoolyards. After-School Program Interns will assist Thorne Staff by helping to facilitate a variety of fun, hands-on, place-based learning activities in the schoolyard and surrounding ecosystems. Interns will be assigned to a school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at schools in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont or Broomfield. Programs run for 12 weeks in spring and fall, with program hours typically from 2:30-4:30pm or 3:30-5:00pm. To apply, submit a completed application, together with a resume to Gwen Tenney, Education Programs Coordinator at Gwen@thornenature.org.
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BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Instructor
Thorne is seeking enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals who want experience working with youth in an outdoor setting to serve as interns for the BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Program. This field trip program is in partnership with Boulder Valley School District and connects nearly 1,800 4th graders to nature each school year. Interns will gain up to 50 hours of mentored teaching experience and are responsible for teaching one of four field trip stations on the following topics: Birds, Wetlands, Seeds, or Water Pollution. Internships are available from 8:30-2:00pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays during spring or fall field trip season. To apply, submit a completed application, together with a resume to Gwen Tenney, Education Programs Coordinator at Gwen@thornenature.org.
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Thorne is seeking enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals who want to gain experience volunteering in a nonprofit office setting. Volunteers will assist in a variety of tasks from writing and assembling student-authored eBooks, preparing educational materials, pulling invasive weeds along trails, assisting with fundraising mailings, and more! Office Volunteers must be 16 years or older. To apply, submit a completed application to Stephanie Brudwick at Stephanie@thornenature.org.
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