Volunteer Opportunities

Heart-J Center outdoor education field trips give kids the chance to thrive outside the classroom. Students explore geology, river ecology, wildlife habitat, team building, horses, watercolor, nature journaling and more. Below, check out our new HJC Outdoor Ed video to learn more about this cornerstone piece of Heart-J Center programming!

“The Heart J Center was an amazing experience for our 5th-grade students.  87% of our students live in poverty and 83% are part of a minority demographic, including refugee students. This was the first time some of our students had left Greeley. Many of our students have parents who have multiple jobs or do not have transportation to give their children opportunities to experience Colorado nature. This field trip made that possible for them and they learned a great amount, while also enjoying the outdoors and having an experience they'll never forget.”    

Maria Hoxmeier
Jackson Elementary School, Greeley

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Who Can Volunteer?

All backgrounds and interests are welcomed. Frequent program themes include geology, wildlife, botany, river ecology, team building, communication, writing, painting, nature crafts, horses and more. If you like being outdoors and sharing time with young people get in touch with us today. You will make a real difference in kids' lives and have a whole lot of fun!

*note that all outdoor education volunteers must be able to pass a background check


Our Spring 2019 Outdoor Education Field Trip Season Runs April 15th - May 22nd  

Click Below to Get Involved!


By clicking the link above you'll have the opportunity to let us know:

  • Which topics areas you might like to facilitate, i.e. orienteering, naturing journaling, geology, challenge course, etc.

  • Your availability for our already scheduled spring field trips.

  • That you can make it to the Orientation & BBQ on April 13th!

You can also request more information with this form:

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