Share your love of nature with a local classroom.

Give young students an opportunity to study nature in their own schoolyard and neighborhood with engaging indoor and outdoor activities. Four Winds provides monthly two-hour natural science workshops for adult volunteers. Once trained, teams of volunteers visit K-6 classrooms for 1-2 hours per month, helping students learn important science concepts and practice science skills such as asking questions, making observations, recording data, and communicating information.

Generally, schools participate in six to eight workshops throughout the year. Workshop dates and classroom presentations are scheduled in advance, so it’s easy to work this volunteer time into busy schedules.

Download our Volunteer Information Packet to find out more.

Find out what it means to volunteer

Join our team of more than 1700 volunteers in over 100 elementary schools in four states.

Alignment with learning standards

The Nature Program lessons support the Next Generation Science Standards, complementing the science curriculum in our schools. Plus kids love having volunteers as co-learners and guest presenters.

Other opportunities

Four Winds staff members live and work in communities around Vermont, and we lead programs around New England. In addition to teaching in The Nature Program, there are other volunteer opportunities with Four Winds, from helping us collect and prepare teaching materials to writing newspaper articles to taking photographs at workshops. Please contact Lisa at (802) 353-9440 if you are interested in alternative volunteer opportunities.