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Review for Environmental Volunteers, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I participate with other volunteers in leading hands-on sessions designed to enrich elementary students' understanding of environmental and science related subjects, such as earthquakes and the carbon cycle. Many of the sessions are followed in subsequent days by field trips to sites that exemplify the subjects discussed, such as the baylands, earthquake fault zones and tidal zones. The organization provides outstanding support to volunteers, including training and monthly meetings with enrichment presentations. No expertise in science is expected (although welcome!); no experience in teaching is required -- just an appreciation of the environment and a desire to work with kids. Great opportunity; rewarding experience.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing kids enjoy learning about natural science.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, dedicated, interesting.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

inspire children in schools across the state, if not throughout the country, to become great stewards of the environment.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had the resources to update and improve their classroom teaching kits more often.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Led a hands-on natural science program in a 4th grade classroom.