Environmental Volunteers

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Basic Information

Address: The EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone Number: 650 943 8000

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Environmental Volunteers

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Environment, Education
Population Served: Families, k-5
Ages for Volunteer: 15+
Hours of Service: Flexible
Minimum Hours Required: 2 shifts per month
Days of Service: Saturday, Sunday
Mission Statement:

To promote the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Environmental Volunteers believes all children deserve to learn about the natural world through personal exploration, so they can become responsible stewards of the Earth. At the Environmental Volunteers we believe that what children appreciate and love, they will protect.

Program History:

In 1972, when awareness of threats to the San Francisco Bay ecosystem began to grow, a group of women concerned about preserving the estuary for future generations created a small, hands-on program for local children, including a field trip to the Bay so they could experience it, know it, enjoy it, and grow to take care of it. This was the birth of the Environmental Volunteers. Since then, more than 300,000 children and adults have explored local ecosystems with the Environmental Volunteers.