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.

Winter/Spring Opportunities

After-School Program Intern/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 through their schoolyards. After-School Program Interns/Volunteers 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/Volunteers 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, typically from 2:30-5:30pm. To apply, submit a completed application together with a resume to Katie Renga, Program Manager.
CLICK HERE to download the After-School Program 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. To apply, submit a completed application to Katie Renga, Program Manager.
CLICK HERE to download the application.

BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Intern/Volunteer
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/Volunteer Opportunities are available from 8:30-2:00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays during spring or fall field trip season. To apply, submit a completed application to Katie Renga, Program Manager.
CLICK HERE to download the BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Internship/Volunteer description.
CLICK HERE to download the application and learn how to apply for this position.

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, writing and 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. To apply, submit a completed application to Stephanie Brudwick, Development & Marketing Coordinator.
CLICK HERE to download the Thorne Office Volunteer description.
CLICK HERE to download the Thorne Office Volunteer application.

Summer Opportunities

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, writing and 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. To apply, submit a completed application to Stephanie Brudwick, Development & Marketing Coordinator.
CLICK HERE to download the Thorne Office Volunteer description.
CLICK HERE to download the Thorne Office Volunteer application.

Summer Camp Field Assistant Intern
Thorne is seeking enthusiastic and environmentally-aware Field Assistant Interns for a paid internship at its Summer Camp program in Boulder. The Thorne Summer Camp Field Assistant Intern provides program support for Thorne Summer Camp Instructors and Thorne Staff, contributing to our mission of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences.  The Field Assistant will spend the majority of their time in the field, and act as the go-to person whenever support is needed.  The Field Assistant also assists in overnight camps up to 4 times during the summer.
CLICK HERE to download the description for the Summer Camp Field Assistant Intern position.
CLICK HERE to apply for the Summer Camp Field Assistant Intern position.

Summer Camp Teaching Assistants
Thorne is seeking enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals to volunteer 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, 6 hours per day. To apply, click on the link below.
CLICK HERE to download the Teaching Assistant Volunteer Description.
CLICK HERE to apply for the Teaching Assistant position.