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Dream Volunteers
Dream Volunteers "Dream Big Now!"
Summer Registration Open
Aspiring to dream big this summer?? Looking for a meaningful, Zoom-free, outdoor experience? Get off-screen, out of the house, and into our local summer service & leadership program (all in-person in the Bay Area). Students make a difference addressing issues such as food insecurity and environmental degradation, interact with other change-minded peers, and learn from educators (like our own WES middle school faculty!) with wide-open spaces as their classrooms. Students will create an action pledge to tackle an issue in their community before they leave the program. It's not too late! 

Learn more or sign up HERE.
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Thank you everyone for a great day of service Friday!! So fun to see everyone's happy (albeit masked) faces!! To all our volunteers, thanks for giving up some of your free time today to commit to helping with a bigger cause!! To all the parents, and to Brian, Mr. Scheider, Susan and Mariah (Environmental Volunteers Guides), we appreciate you making it possible!!
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8:45 am - 12:15pm

We are excited to have an upcoming Dream Volunteers service opportunity at the Baylands Friday, October 23rd (no school - teacher PD day).
This event is open to all WES upper school students. Please note REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and spots are limited. There will be adult staff from WES, Dream Volunteers, and Environmental Volunteers present.
To sign up, please click HERE
Event: Baylands Beautification (habitat restoration entails mulching and invasive species removal)
Location: 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Questions: contact
What to expect and bring to the EcoCenter
  • A short introduction about the Environmental Volunteers will be given regarding our mission in inspiring the love for nature and science in the next generation.
  • Instructions and the importance of the day’s work will be explained.
  • A list of species will be distributed to help guide students if needed throughout the day.
  • Participants will be focusing on removing large fennels by the main parking lot. Mustard, thistle, and crown daisies may be included in the area. 
  • Waivers are to be signed by ALL participants (Waiver Form).
  • Volunteers are instructed to dress in long pants and closed-toed shoes. This will minimize the possibilities of ticks (& spiky plants) from latching onto bare skin and potential injury to toes. 
  • Layers are also recommended as the weather at the Baylands may be cold or warm or windy. It is always unpredictable. 
  • A hat and sunscreen is highly recommended.
  • To minimize our risk in transmitting COVID-19, we are requiring that every participant:
    • Bring their own gardening gloves for outdoor use.
    • Bring and wear their own face mask/covering.
    • Stay in their assigned area and in groups of 15 or less.
    • If any students are experiencing flu-like symptoms before the event date, we ask that they do not attend.
  • Tools will be provided and will be sanitized before and after the event.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle (water stations are located around the Baylands) and bring sufficient snacks for break time!
  • Public restrooms are available by the Duck Pond. We recommend wearing disposable gloves when using public restrooms.