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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Tim Gestwicki
Main Address:
1346 St Julien St
Charlotte, NC 28205
Volunteer Opportunity:

NCWF's Great Outdoors University Summer Intern

North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Great Outdoors University (GoU) is a conservation-based experiential education program. GoU brings outdoor adventures to kids of all ages who have limited opportunities to explore and make discoveries about the natural world. GoU ignites curiosity, excitement and awe in ways that encourage continued learning and stewardship.

Great Outdoors University works with partner organizations who serve these kids and their families providing day trips to preserves, parks, farms and other destinations within an hour’s drive of the Greater Charlotte region. If you love the outdoors and working with kids then Great Outdoors University is the perfect program to get involved with – read on to learn how!

• Punctual and prepared for each assigned GoU trip and/or event;
• Notify Program Director (by phone) as soon as possible if you can’t fulfill obligations for an assigned trip;
• Assist with courses and activities as outlined on detailed trip schedule and as discussed with Program Director and/or Field Trip Coordinator;
• Abide by and exemplify GoU’s four “rules” and behavior as outlined in GoU Adult Code of Conduct;
• Work in cooperation with other FTLs and partner organization staff and adults on assigned trips;
• Provide all required and requested information and forms to GoU staff promptly and completely.

To apply for an internship position you must have the following qualifications:
• Personal passion for experiencing the outdoors and sharing that passion with others;
• General knowledge of North Carolina’s natural resources, flora and fauna; expertise in related topic or activity is desirable:
• Commitment to Great Outdoors University’s mission: to connect kids with nature by providing life-changing experiences to kids 6-18 who have limited opportunity to explore the natural world
• Teaching and/or leadership experience – not necessarily in a classroom setting;
• Communication skills – ability and willingness to communicate effectively with students, adults, co-workers, and the public of various socio-economic levels;
• Should be kind, dependable, responsible, honest, flexible, mature;
• Valid driver’s license, email access, working cell phone required;


Open to

Skills Needed

No skills required


Next occurrence is
Tue, 06/28/2022  
(8:15am - 2pm)
Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Fri Aug 19 2022.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
Flexible Timing
Volunteer timing is flexible within the designated time frame, or opportunity can be scheduled directly with nonprofit.

Location Details

Offsite Location
Outdoor Project