Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education
Animals, Families, Homeless, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual,Transgender), Low-income communities, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Ex-offenders, People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:16+, Sterling Volunteers Level: Level 1, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

After School Nature Exploration Volunteer

Thorne Nature Experience is a non-profit organization that is committed to building Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. Founded in Boulder, CO in 1954, Thorne has a rich history and has reached more than 200,000 children and adults through its programs. We are looking for help getting youth outside and connecting to the wild landscapes of Colorado!

Volunteer and Intern opportunities vary by season, time commitment, and location. Opportunities include: assisting with outdoor Nature Preschool, leading 2nd Grade Field Trip Programs in Boulder and Longmont, co-facilitating After School Programs in Boulder County schools, and assisting with Summer Camp Programs across Boulder County’s open spaces. Volunteers and Interns work closely with Thorne staff to mentor youth along their journey of nature connection, and will get more connected to nature themselves.


This opportunity involves working with a small group of children and a Thorne Instructor at Emerald Elementary school to help the children explore and play in nature.  


Full position descriptions are on Thorne's website. Please complete our online Volunteer and Intern Application to get started at Thorne!


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gwen at 303.499.3647 x103 or Gwen@thornenature.org.




  • A love of Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, Biology, Geology, Education, or related field preferred
  • An interest or strong desire to work with children
  • Some knowledge or interest in Colorado ecology, natural science, or natural resources


Category: Education, Teaching, Environment, Natural Resources



Gwen Tenney

303.499.3647 x103


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