Do you think every day should be Earth day?

We have many exciting volunteer opportunities for friends of all ages and skill levels. With the help of volunteers like you we can help kids and adults create lifelong relationships with nature.

Field Volunteers

Forest Preschool Program
Act as assistant instructors for our preschool program and receive training in youth mentoring. Support instructors leading and playing games in our nature immersion program for ages 3-5.

Prior experience and a background check may be required.

Volunteers help clear trails, haul wood, and care-take the beautiful natural areas we use for our programs.

School Break and After School Programs
Volunteers serve as regular assistants for school-year youth programs: homeschool programs, nature preschool, after school and more!

Summer Camps
Act as assistant instructors for our summer camps and receive training in youth mentoring. These volunteers get to choose at least 2 weeks in the summer to come to camp and support our instructors leading and playing games and activities. Other perks may also be included.

Other Opportunities

Advisory Board
Members of the Advisory Board volunteer their expertise across various disciplines to help leverage the reach or Primitive Pursuits vision and mission. They also are ambassadors who engage in outreach to build the organization’s reputation in the Finger Lakes area and beyond.

Volunteers help distribute flyers, host booth events, and support outreach efforts.

Volunteers help with much-needed tasks such as organizing photos, data entry and analysis, reception and registration, and summer camp preparations.

Volunteer Forms and Applications

CCE Volunteer Consent Form
4-H Volunteer Consent Form


"My son was enrolled in the Forest Preschool and eagerly anticipated his days at forest school. He spent time in traditional pre-kindergarten programs as well as this special outdoor school. The difference with forest school is the palpable engagement of my child's senses. He came home grinning, muddy, smelling of wood smoke and eager to tell me about the blue jay he heard, the creek he discovered, and the "mountain" he climbed. The sense of aliveness and wonder was all right there on his face! I highly recommend this program for all kids of any age!" T.O., Forest Preschool

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