SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
This summer, give back to the community by committing to at least 3 weeks of Summer Science Camp Volunteer service! Help our Science Instructors prepare for their camps, while getting to know our wonderful YSI Volunteer Team.
The volunteer work involves taking directions and using initiative to complete given tasks. Volunteers will NOT be working directly with the campers. This is a great volunteering opportunity for folks that enjoy accomplishing attainable goals, being part of a team, and bonding with other volunteers.
Interested? Send your Volunteer Application, Volunteer Services Agreement, and SSC Availability Form to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The deadline this year for applications is May 11, 2015.
Volunteer opportunities evolve all the time.
To volunteer (even if you don't see something here for you), email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, please send a completed Volunteer application form & Volunteer Services Agreement to:
16260 Penitencia Creek Road
San Jose, CA 95127
These are the areas you might want to volunteer. Click on any one for details.
Trail and Landscape maintenance.
Summer Science Camp Volunteer
Animal Care - Help us feed snakes, exercise turtles, and maintain our animals' homes. Volunteers help Staff Curators feed and care for our educational ambassadors used in our programs. We welcome Junior Curators beginning at age 14 (Requires training and a longer-term commitment.)
Trail and Landscape Maintenance Volunteer: Help us to maintain our natural settings including our Native Plant Trail and garden areas. Work may include weeding, mulching, pruning, watering and soil preparation, depending on the season.
Special Events - Like coordinating the big picture or helping with the smaller details? Help is needed leading up to and on the day-of our Insect Fair in May and our Wildlife Festival in October. You can help with a single task, like preparing materials, or with a bigger piece of the puzzle, like coordinating the craft tables. Or you can volunteer for just a couple of hours at the event. Like to throw parties? We also hold special events for our donors each year.
Summer Science Camp Volunteer – Do you have some time this summer and enjoy hands-on activities like arts and crafts? Then come help us make our camps fun and educational for many area children. Camps are held at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos and Alum Rock Park in east San Jose. Camp volunteers help with camp set-up and clean-up and prepare a variety of materials for use in camp. Volunteers are asked to work a 2 hour daily shift either in the morning or the afternoon. Camps run weekly from June-August. A minimum commitment of three weeks is required, and the weeks do not have to be consecutive.