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, 62 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 Gwen@nullThorneNature.org or call 303.499.3647 x 103.
FIELD TRIP TEACHING VOLUNTEER OR INTERN (Boulder and Longmont)
Thorne is seeking enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals who want experience working with youth in an outdoor setting to serve as Volunteers or Interns for Thorne’s Field Trip Programs in Boulder and Longmont. The 2nd Grade Field Trip Program is in partnership with the Boulder Valley School District and St. Vrain Valley School District and will connect nearly 1,800 2nd graders to nature each school year at Sombrero Marsh in Boulder and Sandstone Ranch in Longmont. Volunteers and 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, Water Insects, Land Insects, or Archeology. Positions are available from 8:30-2:00pm during September-October and April-May. Half day positions are also possible. Longmont positions are on Tuesdays, and Boulder positions are on Wednesday, Thursdays, or Fridays. To apply, fill out an online Volunteer Application.
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AFTER-SCHOOL TEACHING VOLUNTEER OR INTERN (Boulder, Lafayette, and Longmont)
Support Thorne’s educators as an After-School Program Volunteer or Intern by helping to facilitate fun, hands-on, place-based learning activities to connect students to nature in their schoolyards. Volunteers and Interns will work with Thorne Staff at a school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays at a school in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, or Broomfield. Programs run for 12 weeks in Fall (September-December) and Spring (February-May), with program hours from 2:30-4:30pm or 3:30-5:30pm. To apply, fill out an online Volunteer Application.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND MARKETING VOLUNTEER OR INTERN
Do you want to get involved with a 62 year-old nonprofit organization in Boulder? Thorne Nature Experience, an environmental education organization, is seeking 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 Mini Books, preparing educational materials, pulling invasive weeds along trails, assisting with fundraising mailings, staffing outreach events, and more! Office volunteers must be 16 years or older. To apply, submit a completed application, together with a resume to Gwen Tenney at Gwen@nullThorneNature.org.
SUMMER CAMP FIELD ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP
Through the Thorne Summer Camp Field Assistant Internship, you have the amazing opportunity to foster a deep nature connection with children in our community. Field Assistant Interns provide general program support of camp by assisting in the oversight of camp, supporting Instructors, and contributing to our mission of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. As a Field Assistant Intern, you will become part of a team of nature-oriented professionals who receive support from our Camp leaders, develop environmental education skills, and enjoy a community of peers who value a profound connection to nature in our lives. The ideal candidates have experience with children, are enthusiastic, responsible, highly organized, and ready for action. This is a great opportunity for a person new to the environmental education field, who values nature connection in children, but may not have the necessary experience to be an Instructor.
Thorne Nature Experience is seeking enthusiastic, outdoorsy individuals who want to gain experience with a local, nonprofit organization. Volunteers will spend their day (8:15am-2:45pm) outdoors assisting an Instructor with a group of campers as they explore natural areas and parks around Boulder, Littleton, Longmont, or Louisville. Camps visit a different location each day learning about various topics including survival skills, yoga, Colorado ecology, photography, fishing, and more! Campers range in age from 3-15 years old. Teaching Assistants must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers can sign up for just one week, or spend all eleven weeks of summer outside exploring with Thorne!
STUDENT TEACHING ASSISTANT
Thorne Nature Experience is seeking enthusiastic, outdoorsy individuals who want to gain experience with a local, nonprofit organization. Volunteers will spend their day (8:15am-2:45pm) outdoors assisting an Instructor with a group of campers as they explore natural areas and parks. Campers hike around natural areas learning about various topics including animals, art, camping, and more! STA’s are between 13-15 years old and might work with campers ranging in age from 5-8 years old. Volunteers can sign up for just one week, or spend all eleven weeks of summer outside exploring with Thorne! Previous experience as a Thorne camper is preferred to be a STA.