Education Department Volunteer Opportunities

The Education Department at the Walden Woods Project has a number of projects available to those looking to volunteer for a few hours on a particular day or for a more regular volunteer commitment. Depending on the task, some projects can be completed remotely. The current volunteer opportunities are:

  • For our Live Deliberately Essay Contest, there are two ways to volunteer--as a member of the Essay Contest Advisory Board or as a guest reader. For more information about both roles, click here. To read more about the Essay Contest, click here.
  • Depending on the time of year, there is always some work to be done to prepare for the next, or follow-up on the most recent, Approaching Walden professional development summer program for educators. For more information about Approaching Walden, click here.
  • The Education Department has ongoing projects that will help us to improve our program offerings and outreach. Whether it is working on our "Animal Index" for Thoreau's Journals, updating contact lists or researching new potential partners, this work helps us to expand our current offerings and share our opportunities with a broader audience.

For more information about any of these roles, or to explore other possibilities that might suit your interests, please contact Whitney Retallic, the Director of Education.