Education volunteers help lead Lake Forest Open Lands' field trips for local schools. With the support of our Education Volunteers, large classes can be divided into small, intimate groups, improving the quality of their learning experiences. Education Volunteers guide students through hands-on activities, which are integral to Lake Forest Open Lands' environmental education programs.

What do I need to know before becoming an Education Volunteer?

  • Expert training is provided for every program
  • You will receive written scripts and background information
  • Teaching techniques and tips are discussed
  • You will lead a small group, not an entire class
  • Pick and choose which programs you teach and how many - depends on your availability and interest
  • No teaching experience necessary!

Why become an Education Volunteer?

  • Work with and learn from experienced educators
  • Come with us on exclusive wildflower walks, birding outings; join us for potluck dinners, and more
  • Meet like-minded friends from in and around the community

How do Education Volunteers help students?

  • Students learn better in small groups
  • Students retain information because they are learning by DOING
  • Field trips are directly aligned with the school's curriculum and state standards
  • Education Volunteers encourage positive experiences in the outdoors - something that every child needs!

If you're 18 or older, to learn more about the Education Volunteer program, please contact us.  Click for an application.