Volunteering: Navajo Nation Schools
There’s a Navajo proverb that says “We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Give back as you volunteer in schools on the Navajo Reservation.
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Program No. 6262RJ
7 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

Assist the students and educators in schools on the Navajo Reservation, where many families continue to burn wood for warmth, haul water and use generators for electricity. Learn about educational challenges on the Navajo Nation. The only requirement of volunteers is flexibility and adaptability.
Activity Level
Easy walking around lodge and school on mostly paved and flat surfaces. Elevations of 4,200 feet.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the rewards of helping students and working with teachers as you interact with children and educational staff in a classroom setting.
  • Enjoy a field trip to a traditional Navajo hogan with your Navajo program coordinator.
  • Evening programs on Navajo culture provide additional insight into the challenges faced by tribal members.

General Notes

Weeks split among Navajo Nation Schools in Cameron and Tuba City. Grades K-8, depending on week chosen. Volunteers at Gray Mountain must bring fingerprint clearance card issued by Arizona Department of Public Safety. Identity Verified Prints packet sent by provider after enrollment. Estimated added cost to participant: $75 to $85. Application processing takes at least eight weeks. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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