History Education Volunteer

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Rodeo Beach

Want to inspire K-12th students to tackle environmental and social justice issues? Want to engage students to recognize the value of diverse perspectives and challenge the dominant narrative? Fascinated by the geology at your feet? Are you curious to know more about the magic of the ancient redwood forest? The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is now looking for Education Volunteers! 

Apply to be a History Education Volunteer! 

As a History Education Volunteer with the National Park Service, you will: 

  • Facilitate field programs with other park staff and interns  
  • Help create lessons and field activities for outdoor programs

Committments to enroll as a volunteer: 

  • Attend virtual orientation on September 30, 2023, from 10:30-11:30am 
  • Attend 4 hour in person training on October 7, 2023 (Timing and location TBA) 
  • Attend site orientation in October 2023 
  • Shadow 1 education program in October/November 2023 

*Please reserve your spot for orientation by Wednesday, September 20, 2023, spots are limited. 


  • Preferred commitment from October 7- December 21 and January 8 – May 31 
  • 1 day a week required (more days welcomed): 4–7-hour shifts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays  

Locations, Grades, Subjects

  • Alcatraz Island: 5-8th grade and high school history-based programs 
  • Marin Headlands: 4th & 6-8th grade science-based programs and high school history-based programs  
  • Fort Point National Historic Site: 4th and 8th grade history-based programs  

*Please provide your first and second choice of preferred volunteer location. For more information about programs, please see our web site at Education - Golden Gate National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov) 

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