Volunteer Opportunities in the Valley of the Moon District

A new series of training sessions will begin in the Spring of 2009. 

Call Susan St.Marie at 707-938-4827 for more information or email at sstmarie@parks.ca.gov

Annadel State Park

Guide Interpretive Walks.
Topics include wildflowers, birds, plant communities, geology and minerals, mushrooms, and history.

Mounted Assistance Unit Volunteer (MAU) - Patrolling the park on horseback, volunteers provide public information, safety contacts, and assist park staff in surveying trail conditions and use. Volunteers provide their own horses.

Redwood Empire Trails Assistance Group Volunteer (RETAG) Patrolling the park on bicycle, volunteers provide public information, safety contacts, and assist park staff in surveying trail conditions and use. Volunteers provide their own bicycles.

Office monitor- Assist the park staff by doing research and preparing materials for telling the story of Annadel State Park to the public. Add your talents to this creative office.

Resource Management Assistant - Assist with a variety of resource management projects: Oak Woodland Enhancement, Controlled-burn program, exotic species removal, etc.

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

Guided Interpretive Walks - Many of the same topics as for Annadel state Park. Take advantage of the campground occupancy, which assures a captive audience.

Visitor Center Volunteers Meet visitors from all over in a beautiful setting overlooking the serene Sonoma Creek. A spectacular and friendly place! Greet visitors, supply information, help with book sales.

Mounted Assistance Unit Volunteer (MAU) same description as given above under MAU.

Observatory Docents - Assist with astronomical programs open to the public.

Jack London State Historic Park

Museum Aides- Interpret the life of Jack and Charmian London by answering questions at the information counter in the "House of Happy Walls" museum. Greet visitors, supply information, help with book sales. Flexible hours.

Guided Interpretive Walks- Lead natural history and history talks through the grounds of the park. Subjects are of your choice and expertise. Flexible hours, most hikes are offered on weekends.

School Group Interpretive Walk Leaders- Provide 1 1/2 hour interpretive walks to supervised groups of students. The lecture touches on all aspects of London's adventurous life, writing, and farming. Wide variety of audience levels.

Golf cart drivers- Learn to drive the 4-wheeled golf cart and provide access to the park for seniors and disabled visitors who would not otherwise be able to view some of the park sites. Weekend afternoons and by appointment.

Mounted Assistance Unit Volunteer (MAU). Same description as given under Annadel State Park.

Piano Players- Delight museum visitors with your musical ability by playing Charmian K. London's vintage Steinway baby grand on weekend afternoons.

Cottage Interpreter- Staff the Jack London Cottage and interpret the building to visitors. Weekends only.

Miscellaneous needs

Newsletter editor/article writer- Solicit, write, edit, print, and distribute volunteer newsletter.

Photographers- Compile color slides of the parks and their volunteer staff. Record Association Activities, seminars, training, special events, etc.

Office assistants- Assist Volunteer Coordinator in copying, mailing, telephone calls, coordinating activities, etc.

For further information, contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
2400 Jack London Ranch Road
Glen Ellen, California 95442

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