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Join a team of purpose-driven nature educators

Green Steps is a TEAL organization which is aligned by an evolutionary purpose: reforming education towards more empathy for the environment. We are guided by this higher purpose because our ecological system is close to a tipping point of a no return climate change. It is now that we must act.

We live self-mangament and ask for contribution. Contribution happens when people are engaged and fulfilled in their tasks. The effective person focuses on contribution. He looks up from this work and outward toward goals. He asks, “What can I contribute that will significantly affect the performance and the results of the institution I serve?” His stress is on responsibility.

Learn more about our Code of Conduct

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Are you looking for a meaningful internship? Do you need to collect social work credits to apply for a school or university? Do you want to enrich your course work?
Shoot us an email and join Green Steps in China or Europe for a minimum three months long internship, Austrian Environmental Year, or European Solidarity Corps.
For further details check out the internship job description and get in touch with us.

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Learning communities

Gaining empathy for the environment often starts with taking over stewardship for your own land and community. Implement our activities in your local eco system. Learn to design your own activities and add them to our growing curriculum. Turn your place into a Learning Community, enjoy the support of our team and join the growing number of communities boarding the Green Steps ARK.

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Job openings

Are you looking for a meaningful profession? Do you want to become part of a TEAL organization? Have a look at our current vacancies. You can either join our team in the Green Steps headquarters in Shanghai or contribute with your strengths to a partnering Learning Community.

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Be part of creating a transformative online platform that empowers communities to drive offline education for sustainable development. We aim to develop most of our technology as free and open-source software.Use this opportunity to be part of the solution to our planet’s problems in a team of purpose driven educators and free software enthusiasts.


Design and implement a beautiful, fast, intuitive and gamified user interface of our React-based web application.

1. Work with our designer, design and implement web front-end UI and UX;

2. Work with back-end developers to define APIs and application logic;

3. Be part of architecture and technology stack decisions process;

4. Write automated quality assurance tests to ensure avoiding regressions in development, participate in code review process;

5. Share our bugfixes and improvements with upstream of the FOSS projects we use;


- excellent grasp of React and Graphql;
- ability to design mobile and desktop web UI (Figma)
- following best practices in the industry (architecture, clean and readable code);
- ability to stay on track and meet milestones and project deadlines;
-open mind, will to learn and to build big things in a small team

Purpose driven, with strong interest in sustainability, with several years of involvement in either FOSS or commercial project.

Send your application to - we will be in touch as soon as our time allows

Further info

Time commitment: both part time and full time commitment is possible
Remuneration: EUR 475 10h/w, full time engagements TBD
Location: St. Poelten, Austria

Responsibility and tasks

- Ensure that daily operations are smooth and Nature Guides can focus on their job;
- Deal with all finance related matters as our NPO cashier;
- Report about HR & finance matters to NPO board;
- Provide 1st level customer service;
- Be first person of contact to our office landlord;
- Support to build a like-minded community;
- Help us prepare and host our diverse events
- Support in the creation and distribution of our printables.

Qualification and requirements

you are a team player and sense when your peers need support
• you know how to keep books and have experience with accounting software
• you are self-confident with online banking business
• you can manage your time and communicate effectively
• you are able to structure information and are well organized
• you are interested in environmental issues and education
• you have an affinity for social media and community building
• you are a proficient English speaker and reader
• you know or want to learn how to get quality games, books and posters printed

Further info

Time commitment: part time - estimated 20h/w
Remuneration: depending on qualification

Responsibility & Tasks

This part-time position is geared towards individuals who want to merge their
passion for visual design with nature exploration and a meaningful contribution to
environmental education. We expect from all candidates an affection for nature, a growth mindset and digital literacy, but offer training on the job in regard to most tasks. Use this opportunity to improve your own skill set in a team of purpose driven educators.

Create high quality English & German SM content and grow EU followership
• Produce short clips about our activities
• Manage our existing SM channels
• Assess and identify new channels
• Create visual and verbal content
• Align with overall content creation strategy
• Find innovative ways to target our customer segments


• Interest in environmental issues and education
• Passionate about the use of social media to increase community participation
• Proficient user of recording and post-production tools
• Proficient English speaker and reader
• Interest in digital gamification of advantage
• Interest to qualify as Green Steps Nature Guide of advantage

Further info

Commitment: part-time, estimated 10/w during starting period
Remuneration: depending on qualification
Location: St. Poelten, Austria

Outdoor and indoor tasks

- supporting outdoor activities (botanical, zoological tours, environmental impact actions, etc)
- once you have completed the nature guide training: leading outdoor activities
- assisting in the design of new activities
- designing flyers on
- taking care of our social media accounts
- translation of English teaching material
- designing and proofreading species & concept ID cards (an important part of our teaching material)
- designing offline games like Flying Friends

Candidate profile

We expect from all candidates an affection for nature and children. Candidates should have a growth mindset (willingness to learn → lifelong learning) and digital literacy (ability to use and learn new technical tools which make our work more productive).

Green Steps offers training on the job in regard to most tasks. Candidates receive an opportunity to improve their skill set in a team of purpose driven educators. We request strong English language command both written and spoken. German is an advantage but not required.

We do not request any training or certificates from the volunteer in the field of nature education.
• Volunteers will be trained by us
• Volunteer will have responsibilities but will not be the main responsible. The volunteers can
always get support from the Nature guides and other staff members.

ESC participants with related interests are moreover invited to assist in all areas of operation like e.g. game design, online marketing (social media, event promotion) or accounting. All these tasks are in the responsibility of dedicated staff but we want to give volunteers for the duration of their involvement with Green Steps the opportunity to explore their interests and talents and unfold their potential.

Further info

Commitment: Monday - Friday  8AM - 4PM 
Location: St. Poelten, Austria

Responsibility & Tasks

This part-time position is geared towards individuals who want to merge their interest
in social work with nature exploration and a meaningful contribution to
environmental education.
We expect from all candidates an affection for nature, a growth mindset and
digital literacy, but offer training on the job in regard to most tasks. Use this
opportunity to improve your own skill set in a team of purpose driven educators.

Communicate our work and its impact efficiently to our local target groups
Tasks Social Media:
- Manage social media and website
- Create digital promotion material like event flyers
- Support with translation of activities to German
- Write activity reviews and create meaningful online content
- Assist in the German translation of the ARK interface

Tasks Nature Guide:
- Prepare event location and required infrastructure
- Guide participants through activity and ensure safety
- Engage with customers and anticipate their needs during event
- Compose and share post-event information with team and participants

Skills & Competencies

1. Interest in education and ecology – specific training of advantage
2. Experience in marketing / content creation of advantage
3. Successful participation in Green Steps Nature Guide training during first
three months
4. High proficiency in written and spoken English and German

Further Information

Time commitment: Part time to full time, estimated minimum of 8-10 h/w
Remuneration: min. € 485,- / month – depending on agreement

No time to join us but want to support our work anyway?