Master Naturalist Training Program
Training: We are currently accepting applications for the class of 2018 - tentatively scheduled for January through March 2018.
Job site: Various.
Length of commitment: Following training - At least five hours per month, up to 100 hours of service after training is completed. 100 hours not to exceed two-year period.
Reports to: Bellevue Park Rangers
Work environment: Outdoors and indoors
Background check required: Yearly
Age: Must be 18 or older
More information: Applications are currently being accepted, but please sign up here if you would like to receive more information during our recruitment period in fall of 2017.
Bellevue Master Naturalists learn about our area’s ecology, geology, wildlife, plant life, cultural history, wetlands, forests, and streams from professors, local professionals, scientists, researchers, and Park Rangers. Master Naturalists will focus on restoration and conservation efforts, and will help share this passion by working with and educating their community.
Drawing on individual strengths and interests, Master Naturalists may perform the following duties:
• Lead environmental education programs, hikes and canoe tours
• Help lead Stewardship Saturday volunteer projects
• Maintain restoration sites and monitor species survival at former restoration sites
• Assist with special events like Arbor Day-Earth Day
Over the course of this training program, volunteers will meet with experts in lecture, workshop and field-trip settings to cover various ecological topics. Program is free with a volunteer commitment of 100 hours of service to Bellevue Parks & Community Services. For more information, please call 425-452-4195 or e-mail Parks_Stewardship@Bellevuewa.gov .
• City of Bellevue resident (receive selection priority).
• Understanding or interest in botany, horticulture, native plants, resource management, noxious weeds, restoration ecology or wildlife habitats.
• Desire to work outdoors in varied weather and site conditions.
• Experience in landscaping or grounds maintenance.
• Experience in environmental education and interpretation.
• Experience in volunteering and working as a team.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Master Naturalist Training Program. Please fill out the following application packet (include a resume if you wish) and mail it to the address listed below, postmarked by November 30, 2017. Space is limited, so apply today! Please call 425-452-4195 with any questions or clarifications.
To apply, mail completed application packet to:
Attention: Master Naturalist Training Program
Parks & Community Services
Natural Resource Division
16023 N.E. 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
The City of Bellevue provides volunteer opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual preference and/or disability.