Do you love nature and have a passion for exploring the outdoors? Are you good with kids? Do you want to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards?!

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you might enjoy becoming an Outdoor Education Volunteer with the San Diego River Park Foundation!

So what does it mean to be an Outdoor Education Volunteer?

Our Outdoor Education Volunteers help make our field trip program great by engaging and exciting youth around the beauty and value of the San Diego River! By facilitating hands-on science activities and nature exploration, volunteers will help foster a love of the outdoors and inspire environmental stewardship in our local youth. Our Outdoor Education Volunteers will help support and lead various nature-based activities that are designed to cultivate an awareness of our local environment and the challenges our urban River faces.

Do I need experience?

No experience necessary, but we are looking for volunteers with that are comfortable working with kids of various ages and leading small groups in the outdoors. Training will be provided.

What’s the time commitment?

We ask our volunteers to help with 2-4 field trip programs per month (6-16 hours per month). Field trip programs are 3-4 hours long and take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 8:00am and 1:00pm.

Interested? See if you fit what we are looking for:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Comfortable working with and leading students of various age levels in the outdoors.
  • Ability to travel throughout the San Diego River watershed.
  • Available weekday mornings.

Still have questions?

Contact us for more info and to RSVP for our Fall Outdoor Education Volunteer Training on Wednesday, September 11th from 9am-12pm! Email Marina Varano at marina@sandiegoriver.org or call us at (619) 297-7380.


This is a flexible activity that can be completed whenever you have enough free time.


  San Diego River, San Diego, California, 92108, USA

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Age 18+

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