Summer Wildlife Camp Assistant Volunteers (for ages 14 – 18)

High school students ages 14 – 18 will work with our camp teachers to provide fun and exciting nature and wildlife experiences for younger campers.  You will help with craft projects, hikes, and games, and you will gain valuable experience working with children while earning community service hours.
Being a Summer Wildlife Camp Assistant is a challenging, rewarding experience that you will carry with you the rest of your life.

This program is designed for students aged 14 to 18 years old who enjoy nature, wildlife and working with children.  Volunteers assist Camp Naturalists with activities, crafts, games, hikes and other nature explorations.

WildCare Wildlife Camps operate from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday, although Assistants would be required to work from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.  The majority of camp is held on site at WildCare, but one or two days are spent at various hiking sites around Marin County. Note that students are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the field trip sites. Students may request to work at as many camps as they would like.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the application
    (click for the Summer Nature Camp Assistant Application PDF)
    The application must be completed and returned to WildCare, along with the completed Wildlife Camp Assistant Recommendation form from a teacher, coach or other mentor (not a family member.) The completed application and letter of recommendation must be received no later than Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5pm.
  2. Interview with WildCare Education Department staff
    Interviews will be scheduled for mid May.
  3. Selection
    Selection will be based on completed applications, personal interviews and recommendations.
    Students selected to participate will be notified by mid-May.
  4. Attendance at a mandatory training class
    ATTENDANCE AT THE TRAINING IS MANDATORY.
    The training date is: June 2, 2019

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DUE DATE (May 3, 2019).

Mail to:
WildCare
Attn:  Eileen Jones, Director of Education
76 Albert Park Lane
San Rafael, CA 94901

Fax to:  415 456-0594 Attn:  Eileen Jones

Drop off to:  Eileen Jones at WildCare 76 Albert Park Lane, San Rafael, CA

If you have any questions, contact Eileen at 415 453-1000 x12 or education@discoverwildcare.org.