Connecting children and nature

Volunteer or Work With WYP

Volunteer and staff mentors are the heart of WYP

WYP participants are happier, healthier and smarter, feel a sustained connection to nature, and are peaceful, self-aware community members.

That's because WYP mentors (staff and volunteers) lead and follow, supporting the child-centered experiences we offer. 

WYP programs are possible because of volunteers.  We'd love for you to consider joining our team of volunteers!

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We're hiring!

Open Paid Internship: Family Engagement UCSB Student Intern (January-May 2023)

This internship for a UCSB student will support community and family relationships for our 2023 summer programs. The purpose of this position is to make our summer camps accessible to families who face barriers to accessing nature and summer camps. This position actively engages with these families to offer support in registering their kids for summer camps.

This internship is funded through the UCSB Associated Students Community Volunteer Foundation.

Open Position: The Sea League Program & Outreach Director

The Sea League's Program & Outreach Director is responsible for bringing our big blue dreams to life. This role is for the thrill seeking planner who can work behind the scenes but also loves being in the field. Our ideal candidate is highly personable,  gets excited about a clean spreadsheet and organized gear and always has a wetsuit ready to go.

Not what you're looking for? Please consider becoming a volunteer or reaching out to us at to introduce yourself.

We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

All children need nature. Not just the ones whose families have privilege and easy access to nature. Not only those of a certain race or economic class or culture or gender or sexual identity or language or set of abilities. Every child and every family.

WYP is committed to learning and growing our ability to live the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

WYP is committed to granting equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons. Affirmative action considerations will be used in the selection process.