We Love Volunteers! 

We are always searching for volunteers to help with our programs. Whether you are hoping to help out in a classroom or want to conduct monitoring and/or restoration on your own time there are plenty of ways to get involved with the Ecology Insitute. Classroom volunteers lead small groups of students in hands-on activities.  The time commitment is 1.5 hours a week for seven weeks.  We hold two trainings throughout the year to help keep you up to speed on the topics we’re discussing. Past volunteers have enjoyed their time immensely, especially because of our amazing costumes and fun activities!

We are always looking for volunteers for field trips as well. Each of our field trips are a half-day commitment to lead an activity or chaperone a small group while students explore the ecosystems of the Gorge. Our Science in Action field trip volunteers help students complete a field survey in an effort to assess habitat health. SECRETS field trip volunteers help by leading an exploration station at a designated site. It’s a great way to get outside and help foster a sense of wonder of nature in students, and, don’t worry, we will train you and provide cheat sheets! No experience required.

Interested? Sign up here or email us at info(at)gorgeecology(dot)org


Other Volunteer Opportunities

A SECRETS student takes a quiet moment in the forest.

  • Help facilitate activities and lessons in the classroom
  • Lead a group of students during a field trip
  • Write a blog post or a Nature Note
  • Mend/create costumes (especially if you love a sewing challenge)
  • Donate/update our classroom supplies
  • Volunteer for a one-time fundraiser or event
  • Help research or write a grant
  • Conduct Pika monitoring
  • Bake us cookies…(just kidding)

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, sign up here or email us at info(at)gorgeecology(dot)org

Already a volunteer?  Choose one of the following links for more information:           SECRETS volunteer          Science in Action volunteer