Have fun and do good.
Do you want to help support our local state parks and beaches, meet new people, do something new and have a ton of fun in the process? Then we need you!
Volunteering for Friends events and activities is fun and rewarding. For just a few hours per month, you will help protect and preserve our beautiful Santa Cruz County State Parks and Beaches for now and future generations to enjoy and cherish.
There are various events and activities that we need your help with. If you are over the age of 18 and interested in becoming a Friends volunteer, please click here to register.
Interested in Becoming a State Park Volunteer?
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Tuesday, March 10 Through Tuesday, April 14
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park will be offering a Docent Training for 2015. This is your opportunity to learn about the park, reach out to the public and be a part of an amazing volunteer community.
The training requires attendance to classes on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Once a docent, we require at least 6 hours a month of volunteering. Please stop by the Henry Cowell Visitor Center to fill out a Docent Application!
Wilder Ranch State Park Docent Training in February and March
Wilder Ranch State Park
Docent training begins Saturday, February 5 at 10am
The Wilder Ranch State Park Docent program is now accepting applications for training in February and March. Docents will be able to lead ranch tours and nature walks, present living history demonstrations, and more. Application deadline is January 31. For more information, contact Barbara at Barbara.Cooksey@parks.ca.gov or call the park at (831) 426-0505.
Training takes place just once a year with a series of in-depth classes for new docent volunteers. Training starts Saturday, February 5 at 10 am in the park’s historic Meder Home and runs for 8 weeks. A variety of fun, interactive classes prepare you to participate in historic costuming, ranch tours, animal tours, nature walks, living history demonstrations, and special events. Docents give heart and soul to the “Life on the Ranch Days” and other activities that make Wilder Ranch State Park such a fun, interesting, hands-on place to visit. Sign-up and become a docent at one of Santa Cruz’s most treasured state parks!
Seeking Volunteers to be Tide Pool Stewards
Natural Bridges State Park
Begins Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm.
Join the “Tide Pool University!” This is your opportunity to learn about the park, reach out to the public and be a part of an amazing volunteer community. The training requires attendance to classes on Wednesday evening and Saturdays for the duration of the month of April.
Once a docent, volunteers give at least 6 hours a month educating the public about the plants and animals that make up this diverse Marine Protected Area along our coast at Natural Bridges State Beach. If you are interested in becoming a docent, please call Natural Bridges to sign up! (831) 423-4609.