Junior Assistant Naturalists

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Volunteer at Tamarack Nature Center this summer! Junior Assistant Naturalists (JANs) are important members of the Tamarack summer day camp team. Like camp counselors, JANs are fun, friendly mentors to young day camp participants. JANs assist with all aspects of day camp including preparing activities, leading games, and helping supervise campers to make sure everyone has a fun and safe experience.

  • Assist with summer day camp programs.
  • Get hands-on experience working with children in nature.
  • Gain valuable leadership skills.
  • Fulfill school service requirements.
  • Make new friends!

Volunteer requirements

Ages: 14–17 (must be age 14 by September 1, 2021)

Time commitment: Summer; 3–5 weeks, 4 day weeks (except for the week of July 4 - only 3 days Tuesday–Thursday). Needed from 8:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m. daily. 

Requirements: Applicants must enjoy working with small children, getting their hands dirty and be a playful and active participant. A strong sense of commitment and responsibility are also required.

Training dates: 

  • ​​Wednesday June 23
    • 1–3 p.m. virtually and 2 hours of independent training material.
  • Thursday, June 24
    • 10 a.m.–3 p.m. in-person at Tamarack Nature Center.

Special accommodations may be made upon request.

Interested in learning more before you submit an application?

Submit an interest form


Application deadline: June 1, 2021

Completed applications can be submitted to [email protected]. Tamarack Nature Center will follow up with a request for an interview.

Download application (.docx)