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Activity and Field Trip Leader

Location: 
Field Trips will be held at Highlawn Forest and classroom activities can be statewide based on activity requests
Mission: 
Connecting people to the land has been at the core of CFPA's mission since we were founded in 1895. As an Activity and Field Trip Leader, you are directly connecting students and youth to the land via classroom, schoolyard, and outdoor experiences.
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Lead hands-on activities for school students or youth in any of the following venues:  Highlawn Forest, school classrooms, scout groups, youth centers, school family nights, family fairs at corporations, etc.
  • Represent CFPA and understand its conservation mission and strategies to connect people to the land in Connecticut
  • Provide feedback to Education Director as requested
  • Document the hours you gave to the program via our Time Reporting System
Time Commitment: 
Ongoing as desired; Minimum of one day a month for a one year commitment
Desired Skills or Experience: 
  • Experience working with children and youth desired
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Excellent communication skills: listening and speaking, comfort speaking to individuals and in front of groups
  • Understand the emphasis is on the process of learning versus knowing facts; be comfortable responding, "I don't know, how can we find out?" 
  • Ability to instill wonder and interest in conservation of forests, outdoors, and Connecticut
  • Outdoor and/or indoor teaching experience a plus
  • Knowledge of various natural history themes a benefit, but not necessary
  • CT State background check approval
  • Reliable transportation to CFPA or other program sites
Benefits: 
  • Invitation to any PLT CT workshop that is open to the public at no cost 
  • Inspire the next generation of environmental leaders
  • The opportunity to meet like-minded people while giving back to an organization you support
  • Volunteer newsletters
  • CFPA Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Inclusion in volunteer recognition such as volunteer spotlight pieces and invitation to Annual Volunteer Dinner