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!

Mentor

Now Hiring!

Our partners at REACH are looking for a full-time REACH Fellowship Program Director, REACH Fellowship Program Assistant, and volunteer REACH Advisory Board Members.

The REACH Fellowship is an experiential education program for motivated high school students from California's Santa Barbara County that prepares them to take control of their future. REACH (which stands for Resilience, Education, Adventure, Community and Health) works with students to develop skills so they can take control of their lives as they transition from high school to college. Learn more here.

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.