A few hours per month
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Become an Arboretum Naturalist at Hoyt Arboretum! Arboretum Naturalists are volunteer educators who lead field trips for children (grades K-8) to introduce them to the science of trees and Pacific Northwest ecology through fun hands-on activities.
Arboretum Naturalists lead small groups of students on a 90-minute field trip along the arboretum’s trails to inspire curiosity and discovery in the natural world. Field trips are typically scheduled on weekdays between 10am and 1pm. Arboretum Naturalists should be available to volunteer for a minimum of 2 tours per month during the peak field trip season.
No experience is necessary; training is provided. Volunteers with a love of the outdoors and an interest in environmental education are encouraged to apply (all volunteers must pass a background check). Gain valuable experience working with children and teaching environmental education in an outdoor setting.
How To Apply
Two introductory training sessions are scheduled for mid-February on Monday, February 12, 1-3pm and Thursday, February 15, 10am-12pm. Each training session will be limited to 12 participants. Please apply online here.