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Navigation Games offers a variety of programs and opportunities that call for an array of skills and we are always looking for volunteers passionate about making an impact in the communities that we serve. By volunteering at Navigation Games you'll get the opportunity to work with an amazing team, sharpen your skills and learn new ones, and experience the fun of orienteering. Check out our volunteering options below!


We are bringing our PE curriculum, classroom lesson plans, and team-building adventure outings to schools in eastern MA and beyond. Navigation Games will provide training, lesson plans, and materials. The goal of these classes is to teach map navigation skills in a fun, games-based environment.


We often have two or three volunteers from abroad in residence at the headquarters in Cambridge, MA. See our orienteers in residence page for more information.


Coach a middle school orienteering team once a week after school in April and May, 2020. Navigation Games will provide coach training, practice plans, and materials. Practices are generally from 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm, but vary slightly from school to school.


Help connect us to new school districts to expand our programs. Or help with fundraising and grant-writing.


If you have experience using Purple Pen, SportIdent, Easygec or any other orienteering map-making tools, help us design maps, courses and activities!

All Navigation Games staff and volunteers who work with children must pass a CORI criminal background check and take the SafeSport online training. Some positions have additional requirements.

2020 Volunteer Opportunities

last updated 10/9/2020

Program Delivery Coach

Location: Belmont

Time Commitment: October 2020, after-school, 10-15 hours

Age group: Middle School

# of positions: 1

Program Delivery Coach (possibly paid)

Location: Cambridge

Time Commitment: October - February 2020, during school day,  ~30 hours per week

Age group: Elementary School

# of positions: 1 in person, 1 virtual

Program Delivery Coach

Location: Newton

Time Commitment: October - November 2020, 3-5 hours per week on Saturdays

Age group: Elementary School

# of positions: 1

Program Delivery Coach

Location: Lexington

Time Commitment: January - March 2021, 3-5 hours per week (class series and events)

Age group: Elementary School, Middle School, Adult

# of positions: 1

Equipment and Materials Maintenance

Location: Cambridge

Time Commitment: Rolling, 5-10 hours per week

Age group: N/A

# of positions: 1

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