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Art & Science in One Volunteer Mentor

Cambridge School Volunteers

Cambridge School Volunteers

Cambridge School Volunteers’ outdoor STEAM program, Art & Science in One, currently serves fourth- and fifth-grade students at Tobin Montessori School, a Cambridge Public School. CSV trains mentors in techniques of nature journaling with children and matches them with a student. Mentors volunteer for one-hour and two-hour sessions in a structured program in which the entire class participates in field study under the supervision of CSV staff, an embedded drawing instructor, and the CPS classroom teacher. Together, the mentor and student develop and extend their observation skills, make discoveries in private and public open space in Cambridge, practice drawing and recording information, and learn about nature journaling from a science illustrator.

No prior tutoring or teaching experience is required, nor do volunteers need to possess particular drawing skills or artistic ability. CSV provides orientation and training, and volunteers are invited to attend an additional best practices training once per semester. 

CSV manages over a dozen distinct programs for many hundreds of students in every Cambridge public school at every grade level. Please complete CSV's online volunteer application when you inquire, so that their staff can answer your questions regarding where they may have an opening for you at any given time. A CORI check and a short individual placement meeting are required. 

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Tutoring/Classroom Help






Environment/Animals/Farms & Gardens




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