Become a Docent
Our Education Programs thrive because of enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers who develop and produce our materials, visit classrooms to teach schoolchildren about birds and nature, and lead youth field trips. You can join our education team and share the wonder of nature with young people! *
Become a volunteer today by filling out our Volunteer Sign-up form or contacting our Programs Coordinator at (408) 252-3740 or by email.
Educational Materials Developer
Use your creativity to help design fresh
displays and materials for our educational presentations. You can help with
an entire project - from the initial planning phase to the completion of
the materials, or you can help with individual steps in a project's
development, such as assembling a posterboard. Anytime.
Visit classrooms to teach children about birds and
nature. We have a number of different 30-minute to 1-hour presentations,
including slideshows and a local birds presentation that uses actual
feathered bird skins and real nests as props. Each of our presentations is
fully scripted and novice-friendly. You don't have to be an expert birder;
this is a great opportunity to learn more about our local birds! Scheduled
by appointment, usually on weekdays.
Field Trip Docent
Guide students in exploring and learning about birds
and nature in the great outdoors. You can lead small groups of
schoolchildren in our Wetlands Discovery Program or guide kids and their
families in our Young Audubon programs. If you don't feel comfortable
leading your own group, be a support docent. Novice birders are welcome;
this is a great opportunity to learn more about our local birds! Wetlands
Discovery Program on weekdays, Young Audubon trips usually on weekends. Read more Volunteer Information (PDF).
* Volunteers interested in working directly with children must be willing
to be fingerprinted.
Last modified in February 2012.
What's New at SCVAS
SCVAS Office and Nature Shop Holiday Hours: The SCVAS staff is looking forward to celebrating the Thanksgiving Day holiday with our friends and families. To help us do that, we'll be closing the office on Thursday, November 27th. We will also have reduced hours on Friday, November 28th, and will be open from 10:30AM until 2:00PM only. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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