Connecting children and nature

Volunteer or Work With WYP

Volunteer and staff mentors are the heart of WYP

WYP participants are happier, healthier and smarter, feel a sustained connection to nature, and are peaceful, self-aware community members.

That's because WYP mentors (staff and volunteers) lead and follow, supporting the child-centered experiences we offer. 

WYP programs are possible because of volunteers.  We'd love for you to consider joining our team of volunteers!

Wilderness Youth Project Mentor & Participant

Work With WYP

Open Position: Forest Preschool Support Program Staff

Woolly Bear Support Program staff is responsible for supporting many aspects of the WYP early childhood programs ranging from helping to create meaningful experiences for the participants (aged 3-5) to supporting the lead (North) staff with group and risk management.  The position is expected to start on Monday, August 22nd.

We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

All children need nature. Not just the ones whose families have privilege and easy access to nature. Not only those of a certain race or economic class or culture or gender or sexual identity or language or set of abilities. Every child and every family.

WYP is committed to learning and growing our ability to live the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

WYP is committed to granting equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons. Affirmative action considerations will be used in the selection process.