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We can use your help.

YSI volunteers allow us to do what we do.

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If you enjoy working with young people and inspiring them to pursue science and nature education and careers, please consider becoming a YSI volunteer. The rewards far exceed anything you might imagine. For over 50 years our family of volunteers has helped YSI grow into one of the best Science Education Institutes in California.

Please email volunteer@ysi-ca.org for more information


YSI Volunteers help us achieve our mission every day.

  • Do you enjoy working with or on behalf of young people?

  • Do you want to support science and nature education that inspires children to learn more and be excited about science and nature?

  • Do you want to be part of educating the next generation of science and technology professionals, teachers, researchers, and critical thinkers?

  • Are you a Junior High or High School Student needing to earn community service hours while you learn cool things, explore career paths and enjoy nature, all while you help YSI?

If you answered yes to any of these, then become a YSI volunteer!

You can volunteer for an hour, a day, a week, or longer. Minimum age for volunteers is 14 unless otherwise noted. Here's a sampling of some of our on-going opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities evolve all the time. To volunteer (even if you don't see something here for you, email us at: volunteer@ysi-ca.org.

 


These are the areas you might want to volunteer. Click on any one for details.

Animal Care

Trail and Landscape maintenance.

Special Events

Summer Science Camp Volunteer

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Animal Care - Help us feed snakes, exercise turtles, and maintain our animals’ homes.  Volunteers help Staff Curators feed and care for our educational ambassadors used in our programs. We welcome Junior Curators beginning at age 14 (Requires training and a longer-term commitment.)

Trail and Landscape Maintenance Volunteer: Help us to maintain our natural settings including our Native Plant Trail and garden areas. Work may include weeding, mulching, pruning, watering and soil preparation, depending on the season.

Special Events - Like coordinating the big picture or helping with the smaller details? Help is needed leading up to and on the day-of our Insect Fair in May and our Wildlife Festival in October. You can help with a single task, like preparing materials, or with a bigger piece of the puzzle, like coordinating the craft tables. Or you can volunteer for just a couple of hours at the event. Like to throw parties? We also hold special events for our donors each year.

Summer Science Camp Volunteer – Do you have some time this summer and enjoy hands-on activities like arts and crafts? Then come help us make our camps fun and educational for many area children. Camps are held at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos and Alum Rock Park in east San Jose. Camp volunteers help with camp set-up and clean-up and prepare a variety of materials for use in camp. Volunteers are asked to work a 2 hour daily shift either in the morning or the afternoon. Camps run weekly from June 9-August 8. A minimum commitment of three weeks is required, and the weeks do not have to be consecutive.

Volunteer opportunities evolve all the time. To volunteer (even if you don't see something here for you, email us at: volunteer@ysi-ca.org.

To apply, please send a completed Volunteer application form to:

YSI – Vasona Cener
296 Garden Hill Drive
Los Gatos, CA   95032

 


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