ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes Volunteer, Intern, and E-team applications from individuals who will contribute to our diversity.
Age 16 and up
"Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless"
~ Sherry Anderson
Your mission is to educate and delight visitors about the Ecology, Culture, History and Opportunity for stewardship in the Lake Champlain Basin. Volunteer opportunities are available for all interests and abilities in either our Education or Animal Care Departments as well as the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room.
For more information on the requirements and rewards of joining our extraordinary volunteer program, please read more here.
Age 18 and up
"Interning at ECHO has given me the opportunity to apply the knowledge I've gained at UVM as well as giving me the chance to work alongside incredibly intelligent people who all share a common love of Lake Champlain"
~ ECHO Intern, Fall 2012
While at ECHO, Interns gain hands-on experience to build relevant job skills, craft a competitive resume, and further their individual and/or career goals. Interns receive training in their area of focus, work closely with a staff mentor and work both independently and collaboratively on projects in support of ECHO’s mission.
For a complete list of our unique internship opportunities, including time commitments and compensation, please read more here.
ECHO Teen Leadership Program (E-Team)
Age 13 - 16
"My E-team experience was important to me because it gave me the opportunity to learn about science, interact with the public and gain valuable leadership skills."
~ E-team member, 2012
The E-Team is for teens in the Chittenden County area entering their Freshman and Sophomore years of high school who are able to commit to involvement for the entire academic year. In addition to helping ECHO fulfill its mission, E-team participants will gain valuable science content knowledge, job skills, a stipend of $20/week, social interactions with new peers, and leadership experience.
For more information on E-team and other teen opportunities, please read more here.