VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Spring Naturalist Training
Help Us Teach Kids about Nature! –
Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thanks to a dedicated corp of volunteer naturalists, hundreds of children get to explore the valley’s ‘wildlands’ through the Kaweah Oaks Preserve Field Trip program every year. Volunteer naturalists lead students on educational nature walks, teaching them about the beauties of the valley’s native habitat.

If you are interested in sharing your love of the great outdoors with youth, please join us for the Spring Naturalist Training. You will learn about the preserve’s unique habitat and how to teach kids about it.

The training will convene at the Kaweah Oak Preserve’s picnic area.

Please RSVP with Laura at 559-738-0211, ext. 103 or laura@sequoiariverlands.org.

Preserve Ranger Training
Be a Ranger on one of SRT’s Six Nature Preserves! –
Thursday, March 18, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, April 17, 1 – 3 p.m.

Preserve Rangers get exclusive opportunities to make one of SRT’s nature preserves their own. Rangers visit the preserve of their choice for 1 – 2 hours every month. During each visit, the ranger records what they observe on the preserve, monitoring its wildlife, plant life, and overall status. This position is very special because five of SRT’s preserves are not open to the public, so Rangers get to have the entire preserve to themselves when they visit!

All Rangers are required to go through a training with SRT. Trainings will take place at the Kaweah Oaks Preserve picnic area. The training will cover plant and animal identification, Leave No Trace ethics, and current conservation issues. Plus, you will learn how to record and report your observations to SRT.

Please take note that dogs are not allowed at any of SRT’s preserves. We love dogs, but unfortunately they disturb the wildlife.

Please RSVP with Laura Childers at (559) 738-0211 x103 or laura@sequoiariverlands.org to find out more details.

Milk Thistle Removal
Help Us Remove Invasive Species –
Wednesday, March 17, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

We need volunteers to help us remove milk thistle from the Kaweah Oaks Preserve. Milk thistle is a small, prickly plant that is not a natural part of the preserve. It crowds out native plants, it’s a nuisance to hikers, and it just needs to go.

Requirements:

– Ability to bend and stoop repeatedly

– Ability to walk on uneven terrain

– Bring a long-handled shovel

– Bring heavy work gloves

– Wear pants and close-toed shoes

– Bring drinking water


Time:
March 17th, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Kaweah Oaks Preserve

Please RSVP for this volunteer position to receive more details. Contact Laura Childers 559-738-0211, ext. 103 or laura@sequoiariverlands.org.

Seed Collecting Crew
Help Us Collect Seed from Native Flowers –
Date and Time TBA, Sign Up for Further Info

The Seed Collecting Crew will help us propagate native wildflowers by collecting seeds. The first seed collection day will focus on bush lupine, which produces a beautiful purple flower. Volunteers will learn how to identify bush lupine, its seeds, and how to effectively collect its seeds. It will take place in the Three Rivers area. Plus, it will be a great opportunity to meet Andrew, the newest member of SRT’s stewardship team.

The first seed collecting date will depend on the weather and, consequently, when the lupine starts producing seed.

Rogue seed collecting by knowledgeable persons is encouraged. SRT will use any donated seeds for habitat restoration projects and during its famous plant sales.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Laura Childers at (559) 738-0211 x103 or laura@sequoiariverlands.org.

Nursery Construction Crew
Skilled Builders and Handy-people Needed to Re-construct the Native Plant Nursery – On-going Position

SRT’s nursery houses many of the native plants that are used for habitat restoration. Unfortunately, the nursery was heavily damaged by a recent wind storm, and it needs to be fixed up.

Volunteers are needed to work with Andrew, our newest land steward, to start the re-building process. If you’re good with tools and experienced in building large wood and metal structures, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

If you are interested, please notify Laura Childers at (559) 738-0211 x103 or laura@sequoiariverlands.org.

Nature Day Planning Committee
Help Us Plan Our Summer Nature Day Event Series –
On-going Position

SRT is going to start planning its summertime Nature Day series in April, and we want your input. Nature Days are small educational events that can cover a broad range of activities and topics, such as Wildflower Walks, Star Gazing Parties, and Bat Talks.

Committee members will meet once or twice a season to plan the following season’s Nature Day series. We will discuss ideas for possible topics, activities, and lecturers.

To join the Nature Day Planning Committee, please contact Laura Childers at (559) 738-0211 x103 or laura@sequoiariverlands.org.

Native Plant Team
Help Us Grow and Manage Native Plants –
On-going Position

It’s the season to start propagating plants, and we need all the help we can get. If you’re interested in learning how to grow and propagate native plants, this is the volunteer position for you.

This position is on-going, and the hours are variable. Work will be based at the native plant nursery at the Dry Creek Preserve near Lemon Cove, but it may also extend to other preserves. When you join the team, you will periodically be notified by email when help is needed.

To join the Native Plant Team, please contact Laura Childers at (559) 738-0211 x103 or laura@sequoiariverlands.org.

Accounting Clerk
Experienced Accountant or Bookkeeper Wanted –
On-going Position

An Accounting Clerk experienced in Quickbooks, general office skills, AR, AP, and PR is needed. This position is on-going, and we need a person who can commit to volunteering with us regularly.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Debbie Bratt at (559) 738-0211 x106 or debbie@sequoiariverlands.org.

Development Department Clerk
Help Us Contact and Thank Our Donors –
On-going Position

Donors are SRT’s foundation, allowing us to continue conserving land and providing environmental education in this region. Help us give our donors the appreciation and attention they deserve.

As a volunteer, you would call donors, thank them for their support, and conduct a brief survey with them. Then, clearly write down their responses and return them to SRT.

We need a volunteer with excellent verbal communication skills, professionalism and comfort talking on the phone.

This position is on-going with a flexible time commitment. A brief training at the SRT office is required. Then, volunteering can be done at home, preferably between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Erica Tootle at (559) 738-0211 x104 or erica@sequoiariverlands.org.

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One Response to VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

  1. Andrew Glazier says:

    Lots of fun things to do at the nursery. If you want to sharpen your gardening skills, please give us a call, there is always work to be done. Make no mistake, you will learn a lot and go away with a new set of skills to use in your own garden!

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