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.
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!
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.
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
"Another thing that stands out is how I actually feel like I know this deer now; how much compassion I feel for her; and how strongly I want to honor her life by using her hide, bones, meat, and sinew. The more work I put into turning her gifts into useful and beautiful things, the more respect I give her." T.C., Wilderness Year Participant