Volunteer in the USA as a Counsellor as part of the Great Basin Naturalists Environmental Science Summer Camp at the Galena Creek Visitor Centre and assist with environmental field studies on the forest and urban interface between Reno, Nevada and the Sierra Nevada mountains, for 9 week durations.
I had the most amazing time I met some great kids and made friends for life. The work as a camp counsellor/ environmental educator was very challenging at times but so rewarding. I gained so much experience from the programme and seen some amazing places at the weekends.
Who will I work with?
Volunteers will work for the Great Basin Institute and will work collaboratively with the US Forest Service and Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space. The Galena Creek Recreation Area encompasses Washoe County and U.S. Forest Service lands and is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, 17 miles from Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Work along professional naturalists and environmental educators and gain the necessary skills to kick start your environmental education career. Volunteer in the beautiful environment of Galena Creek with fellow volunteers from all over the world. Explore the wilderness in your free time.
Located in the mountainous American West, Nevada lies east of California and north of Arizona. Nevada’s landscape is the most mountainous and geologically diverse in the United States and includes the Lake Tahoe Basin, Great Basin, Mojave Desert and Sierra Nevada Mountains. Galena Creek is located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
In your free time, you can explore the surrounding wilderness and if you want to go further afield, San Francisco is just a four-hour drive to the west. The Sierra Nevada Mountains extend hundreds of miles along Nevada’s western border and are full of a wilderness of snowy peaks, lakes, and pines perfect for hiking, biking, and camping.