Volunteers may take on a variety of leadership roles within Mighty Acorns. The primary role of volunteers is to serve as field study trip leaders. Volunteers may also serve on partnership task forces.
As field-trip leaders, volunteers guide small groups of students through activities including informal exploration of the site, educational activities and stewardship.
Volunteers attend trainings held by the partners to:
Learn how to model and guide students in observation and questioning skills. jjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjj
Become comfortable with the field site and its ecosystems. jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjj jjj
Learn to identify target species (plants for seed collecting in fall, brush to be cut in winter, and weeds to be pulled in spring).
Learn where on the site the stewardship activities will occur. jjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjja a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a aj
Help students understand why and how to participate in stewardship activities.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ylanda Wilhite to be connected with a Mighty Acorns partner provider close to you!