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 300,000 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: co-facilitating After School Programs in Boulder County schools, and assisting with Summer Camp Programs across Boulder County’s open spaces. Internships often turn into employment offers with Thorne’s Summer Camp programs.
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. Interns meet with Thorne staff on a weekly basis, and receive regular evaluation and feedback throughout their position. Interns attend a group training at the beginning of their position, and are invited to attend team meetings, board meetings, and any additional training opportunities that are scheduled for Thorne’s full time staff.
• 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 of Colorado ecology, natural science, or natural resources
How to Apply:
Full position descriptions are on Thorne’s website. Please complete an online Volunteer and Intern Application to get started at Thorne!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Maggie at 303.499.3647 x103 or Maggie@thornenature.org.