Calling all camping gurus, s’mores masters, and nerdy naturalists! Our Living Classrooms program is looking for outdoor educators to volunteer during our upcoming season.

For the first time, we’re recruiting adults 21+ to help make a difference in the lives of youth while also offering the chance to boost or reignite teaching careers. Recent grads and retirees welcome! If you’ve been itching to explore our nation’s parks—mosquito spray included!—we invite you to join us on a new adventure in service to others.

The Experience

Volunteers serve as crucial support to each Living Classroom location, helping with safety and logistics, setting up camp, creating new lesson plans, and guiding field trips. The position is tailored to your strengths and has lots of opportunity to grow and succeed as an educator and nature lover. Most of all, you’ll become a role model for our students, sometimes building life-long connections.

“If it wasn’t for the Living Classrooms program and volunteer leaders, I would have never considered pursuing my career as a wildlife biologist. I hope more teachers get involved to help students see their potential beyond desks and standardized tests.”

— Trina Gonzalez, 2005 Student Alumni

Parks Perks

Just because you’re a volunteer doesn’t mean we won’t show our appreciation for your commitment. In addition to enjoying the outdoors, you” receive a free annual national parks pass so that you have a chance to explore on your own long after your service is done. Volunteers will also accrue enough continuing education credits to become Certified Naturalists, giving your resume a special boost.

Tent Camping Under the Stars

Get a Free National Parks Pass

Become a Certified Naturalist

Next Steps

Interested in learning more? We’ll soon be opening up applications through our Volunteer Opportunities page. After interviews and background checks, it’ll be time for group orientation and training here in Denver!

You’re welcome to contact us in the meantime to ask questions and see if it’s the right fit for you. Thanks for your interest in making the Living Classrooms program a world-class option for parents around the country.

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