Dayton, Ohio

Live and serve in Dayton and discover how Dayton earned its nickname- Gem City. Help link Dayton's innovative past to an innovative future. Members have varied service opportunities in environmental education, after-school programs, and community services.


Site Director: Lisa McGurk
Phone:: 937-274-3130



Adventure Central at Wesleyan MetroPark

Youth at Adventure Central are connected to the natural world through high quality learning experiences with caring adults in a safe, welcoming environment. NDA members at Adventure Central will lead groups as part of youth development efforts to include afterschool, day camp, activity night, and parent engagement programs. Members should be interested in working with children of all ages in an urban setting and should have an interest in science and nature.


Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark - Children's Discovery Garden

The NDA Youth and Family Program Assistant will work closely with staff to develop new and creative ways to engage children with nature and get them excited about gardening and exploring the natural world. The NDA member will plan and facilitate daily activities for garden visitors, develop take-home resources to assist families in gardening or exploring nature in their own backyard, help plan and facilitate nature programs, and support volunteers in engaging children with nature. Applicants should have a strong interest or skill in gardening, ability to work with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, and experience in teaching or working with children.


Germantown MetroPark

The NDA member will learn many of the skills needed to become an environmental educator by conducting native live animal presentations and outreach to schools; working with the Green Schoolyards program to help promote youth access to gardens and habitats; providing animal care; assisting with regularly scheduled programming; and by recruiting and training volunteers. Applicants should have a strong interest in environmental education; have experience educating youth and/or adults; and be willing to work with animals including snakes and birds.


Possum Creek MetroPark

The NDA Green Schoolyards/ Green Community Outreach Coordinator works with schools and teachers in the Miami Valley to promote opportunities for youth to connect with nature. Members will conduct classes, trainings and in-person visits to teachers and other adults interested in gardening with children. Applicants should have a strong interest or skill in gardening and should also have experience in teaching adults or children.


Good Neighbor House

Good Neighbor House is a nonprofit faith-based human development organization that provides health, nutrition and education services to the underserved through relationships with relevant collaborative service partners.  The NDA Program Advocate will assist and support GNH clients and patients in utilizing and navigating through the various programs and services offered by the agency.  The NDA Program Advocate should have community outreach experience and knowledge, should have good verbal and written communication skills, and should have good computer skills.


Shepherd’s Corner Farm & Ecology Center

Shepherd's Corner is an ecological ministry supported by the Dominican Sister's of Peace and is located in Blacklick, Ohio (near Columbus). The NDA member will participate in educational programs offered to school groups and others; help care for the animals; do seasonal gardening; work with youth and adult volunteers; participate in outside work with land site manager including building small structures with staff and volunteers; and oversee social media pages and special events such as the "Farm Fresh 5K". Applicants should have a strong interest in ecology and environmental issues; have experience working with school age children; be willing to work outside and perform manual labor; be willing to work with animals; and have excellent computer skills.


Dayton Public Schools- ELL Department

The ELL Assistant will assist with individual and small group tutoring in English and content areas, primarily to new arrivals to the U.S. They will also support the Wellness Project in partnership with Wright State University in the form of interpretation, family contacts, and student wrap-around connections. The ability to speak/understand one of the following languages is preferred: Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kinyamulenge, and/or Kirundi, Arabic or Spanish.


St. Benedict the Moor Catholic School

The NDA members will assist with individual and group tutoring of students in grades 2-5 in all subject areas. The members will also assist teachers with lessons and with the supervision of students. Members should have some college (preferably a degree) and should have experience working with children.


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