Volunteer And Internship Opportunities

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 stephanie@thornenature.org or call 303.499.3647 x 108.

Fall Opportunities

60th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraising Event Volunteers
Thorne Nature Experience is seeking volunteers for its 60th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraising Event on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Rembrandt Yard in Downtown Boulder.  Thorne needs a variety of volunteers for positions ranging from setup and cleanup to security and more!
CLICK HERE to download the 60th Anniversary Celebration volunteer position descriptions.
CLICK HERE to e-mail Stephanie about your interest in volunteering for this great event!

After-School Program Intern
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 ecosystem. Interns will be assigned to a school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at schools in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont or Broomfield. Programs run for 12 weeks in spring and fall, typically from 2:30-5:30pm.
CLICK HERE to download the After-School Program Internship description.
CLICK HERE to download the application and learn how to apply for this position.

BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Intern
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 1800 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: Birds, Wetlands, Seeds, or Water Pollution. Internships are available from 8:30-2:00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays during spring or fall field trip season.
CLICK HERE to download the BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Internship description.
CLICK HERE to download the application and learn how to apply for this position.

Bird Banding Data Entry Volunteer
Thorne Nature Experience is seeking a volunteer to provide data entry support for Thorne’s Bird Banding Program. The volunteer must have experience using Microsoft Excel and have computer access from home, as this position can be completed remotely, with periodic check-ins.
CLICK HERE to download the application.  To apply, submit a completed application to Katie Renga, Program Manager.

Office Volunteers
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 2 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 Stephanie Brudwick at stephanie@thornenature.org or call 303.499.3647 ext. 108.
CLICK HERE to download the Thorne office volunteer description.
CLICK HERE to download the Thorne office volunteer application.