Intern and Volunteer

Year Long Internship Opportunity

Discover and share your own gifts as you support young learners in their own joyful growth at Soaring Eagle Nature School. Learning seems almost effortless, and at the end of each wonder-full day you’ll wish life could always be this meaningful and fun.

Soaring Eagle Nature School offers weekly and monthly programs in the forests and wild spaces of Vancouver, North Vancouver, Delta and Coquitlam. Our mission is to empower people to discover and share their gifts through meaningful connections with the natural world.

You would be working with children from the ages of 4-18 (range to be determined based on need and experience). Curriculum includes but is not limited to: ecology, edible and medicinal plant studies, basic outdoor/survival skills, wildlife tracking, bird identification and behavior, navigation with and without map and compass, sensory development games.

Qualifications

  • Basic naturalist knowledge, ideally from this bioregion. You definitely do not need to be an expert biologist, but you do need a desire to explore just as much as the children, and to engage with them in the learning process so that they can discover and solve natural mysteries. We learn in and from the natural spaces we explore.
  • Experience working with children in a non-coercive and supportive way. This may include experience with: non-violent communication (or other similar framework), a strengths-based approach, supporting internal validation and self-directed inquiry.

Applicants must be 18 or older, unless with special permission.

Time Commitment

A monthly or bi monthly commitment (minimum) with one or two of our monthly programs. Your experience and learning increases with additional involvement. Days run from 8:00am-4:00pm. You are responsible for providing your own snack and lunch.

Training

Soaring Eagle Interns are required to attend two days of training prior and during our year long programs. The training will give you a strong foundation in Coyote Mentoring, as well as the basics of the Soaring Eagle Nature School Educational Philosophy and Practice and will also focus on developing land-based skills.

Accountability

Soaring Eagle Interns report to Program Lead Instructor and the Intern Coordinator

Recognition

You will receive two free trainings as well as a Soaring Eagle organic cotton t-shirt. We are able to provide a reference letter on request. As well, you will receive ongoing mentorship from experienced instructors and valuable experience in the field.

Please send your resume and cover letter as soon as possible to: info@soaringeaglenatureschool.org

We look forward to hearing from you.­

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Testimonial:

“Hey Soaring Eagle I’ve just landed back home in Wales and i just wanted to send a message to thank you personally for everything Soaring Eagle has done for me. You guys welcomed a community into my life that I thought I was isolated within. It was such a blessing to be put in a position where i could use my own growth mentally, soulfully and spiritually to aid the values of younger generations. But apart from the children and incredible location, I feel so lucky to have been given the impression of every instructor in this team into my life, from your staffs contagious enthusiasm, empowering inner strength, welcoming calm energy, I could be here forever listing everyone! I will undoubtably carry this experience as a part of my soul in my adventures to come, knowing somewhere out there there are others just like me. What you do is amazing. I know this whole experience will stay with me for much time to come. Thank you!!! –Holly, Summer Camp Intern, Wales.