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.
For information on possible Americorps Volunteer positions, please see our Internships page.
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
"Respect and community-building are what your program is all about.To my mind, the development of primitive skills (plant and animal identification, tracking, shelter-building, and friction-fire building), are secondary to building strong community in which every single person has her or his place and is accepted and valued because of who they are." L.K., Parent