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Position Summary

SCA's DC Urban Tree House (UTH) Program is based out of Anacostia Park in Washington, DC, and provides free environmental education programs for DC area youth (K-12). The program gives DC youth the opportunity to have fun experiences in nature, become aware of their relationship with the environment, and participate in hands-on conservation projects. The UTH Team consists of 1 Leader, 1 Senior Member, and 6 Volunteer High School Interns.

Projects may include:

1) Develop and implement environmental education lessons, games, and activities to K-12 youth under SCA guidance and support

2) Leading nature hikes throughout the local trails

3) Community outreach and stewardship

4) Support local partner events at Anacostia Park


7/1/24 - 8/18/24

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Help deliver lessons and activities to youth and young adults K-12 during the 2024 Summer Urban Tree House Program; Participate in service-learning volunteer opportunities; Learn about local stewardship

Marginal Duties

SMART Goals; Letter of Reflection; Program Feedback Surveys; Member Reflection Survey; Help develop content for the Urban Tree House social media posts and outreach

Required Qualifications

Ability to perform manual, physical labor for up to 8 hours per day, exposed to the elements; Must be a minimum of 15 years of age, currently enrolled in high school or graduating senior; Must have the ability to legally work in the US; Must be able to meet SCA's criminal background check standards if 18+ by the start of the program; Must be able to attend program orientation before start date

Preferred Qualifications

Outdoor work experience a plus; Experience working with youth and young adults


40 per week

Living Accommodations

No housing provided; Members must have reliable housing in place prior to start date


Members are volunteers and log community service hours applicable towards graduation community service hours; Members do not receive monetary pay for this position

All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.

Personal Vehicle Information

Additional Benefits

Interpretive Skills

AmeriCorps: Not Eligible

Equal Opportunity Statement

SCA strives to cultivate a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all staff members. SCA is committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. The Student Conservation Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Physical requirements and working conditions specific to the position are available in the full job description.