My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Environmental Volunteers, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA
When I retired from teaching 2 years ago I knew there was going to be two things I'd greatly miss--the children and discovering, learning and teaching about nature with them. When a good friend told me about the Environmental Volunteers program I knew it would be perfect for me in the way I wanted to volunteer in my community.
I'm excited as ever when the new school starts again! I teach hands-on kits in grades K-3 and lead field trips at the bay lands and surrounding foothills' parks. I 'teach and lead' but also continue to learn and discover with the children. Their curiosity and excitement is wonderful and energizing to experience. It always lifts my day!
EV has impressive training and a flexible schedule. The staff is the most supportive, knowledgable and fun group I've ever worked with. And the community of volunteers is an added plus. There's always opportunities for interesting and fun volunteer-staff activities and get togethers.
Now more than ever, it is so exciting to be a part of helping young people develop an understanding for the natural world around all of us and, most importantly, develop into the next caring generation of environmental stewards.