Experiential Learning OPPORTUNITIES
THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES OFFER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND MOST OF THEIR VOLUNTEER EVENTS WILL BE POSTED ON THIS PAGE, HOWEVER, YOU MAY WANT TO CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY TO FIND OUT ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES THAT FIT YOUR SCHEDULE:
CONTACT THE AGENCY IN CHARGE TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A SPOT FOR YOU AND CONFIRM, AND FIND OUT WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING.
SUBMISSION FORM: Print, fill out, and hand in the following form to submit your experiential learning credit. Attached signed confirmations to the back of the submission form. experitial_learning.doc
Cooperating Agencies: You can contact these agencies directly, and I may also list specific project dates below.
City of Olympia, Volunteers in Parks (VIP) or Park Stewardship Program (PSP) is concerned with nurturing our park ecosystems by keeping invasive weeds in check. Please contact Mike Baker at 360.570.5854 or by email at . The web link for upcoming volunteer (experiential learning) activities is http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/parks/volunteering
vip_medical_waiver_form.pdf (City of Olympia liability waiver)
Native Plant Salvage - When developers clear an area for development, NPS (affiliated with WSU) goes to the site and puts the precious native plants in pots. They are later made available for adoption. http://www.nativeplantsalvage.org/ ALTERNATE WEBSITE file:///private/var/folders/gv/2ldbqj1d4dlffd4rs384zfk1zc_dnf/T/TemporaryItems/fcctemp/Attach0%202.html Liability waiver:npsp_waiver_of_liability.pdf This link will take you to the calendar of salvage events, which typically take place in the dead of winter: http://www.nativeplantsalvage.org/get-involved/serve/native-plant-salvages
Stream Team - Environmental education through hands on involvement. waiverliability-photobf679.doc Stream Team liability waiver
Kiwanis Garden - Almost 7 tons of fresh, organic produce to the Thurston County Food Bank last year. Learn to raise vegetables and help provide food to our less fortunate neighbors. http://community.kiwanisone.org/blogs/kiwanis_dashboard_news/archive/2009/03/09/help-kiwanis-gardens-feed-low-income-residents.aspx
Center for Natural Lands Management - South Sound Prairies http://www.southsoundprairies.org/volunteer/ or email questions to
UPCOMING EVENTS: Check the calendars for the agencies listed.
WORKSHOPS: Native Plant Salvage has workshops on environmentally friendly landscaping and plant identification. Check out their offerings at http://www.nativeplantsalvage.org/ under the heading "WORKSHOPS" You MUST sign up for the workshops in advance as space is limited. The signup info is available at the website.