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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.

Land
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.

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

Administrative
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

4-H Volunteer Application

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"Thank you for envisioning and providing the environment and experience that I got to be part of this weekend. Today made me fully realize that there is a strong enough primitive community in Ithaca to fulfill all of my knowledge for years to come. I am impressed by the workshops that you have been putting on in the last 6 months. I am very excited now that I will be devoting all of my Fridays to WSIC this spring/summer." Z.K., Workshop Participant

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