Education and Training Opportunities
Thank you for your interest! We are now accepting applications for Teaching Assistants, Counselors in Training, and Volunteer Educators.
Interested in gaining valuable teaching experience?
Learning about animals, wildlife, and conservation?
Joining a unique, passionate, and talented group of educators?
All three opportunities below are available at both Critter Camp locations: Decatur at the Friends School of Atlanta and in Atlanta at the Amphibian Foundation, located on the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. The commitments vary by position (see below) but Counselors in Training, Teaching Assistants, and Volunteers all need to assist in preparing for camp at 8:00 am and helping until after camp is over at 3pm (FSA) or 4pm (AF).
Counselor in Training (ages 14 - 18)
At the successful completion of the training, CITs receive a Certificate of Training and a Letter of Recommendation for future positions at the Foundation and beyond. CITs are also eligible to continue volunteering, if desired, after the summer concludes.
Ages 14 - 18 (2 week commitment minimum)
* The CIT position is currently the only opportunity to volunteer with the Amphibian Foundation for those under the age of 18.
Teaching Assistants (ages 18 and up)
Although this is not a salaried position, there is a weekly stipend of $100 for Teaching Assistants. Preference for these positions is awarded to CIT graduates.
Ages 18+ (1 week commitment minimum)
Volunteer Educators (ages 18 and up)
Ages 18+ (1 day commitment minimum)