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All training sessions and meetings are included in volunteer hour commitment below. For additional information or to apply for a volunteer opportunity contact Hills Alive at or call 562-945-9003.

  • Docent Volunteers –Have fun while spending quality time in nature. Learn about local history, plants and animals and more. We are looking for people who love nature and would enjoy working with children and adults. Docent volunteers must complete a 4- week docent training program. Upon completion, trained docents will be able to lead and assist on themed hikes given to the public on the trails located within the Habitat Authority’s property. They will also be able to use education kits to help educate visitors on the trails and perform educational presentations at special events. Commitment 48 hrs/yr minimum. Must 18 and over.
  • General Volunteers – Help with a variety of tasks on a short term basis and need no formal training. Tasks may include such things as special events, assisting with mailings, program promotions, or light office duties. Commitment 24 hrs/yr minimum.
  • Trail Watch – Become a vital part of the Preserve help the MRCA rangers maintain and patrol the trail system within the Habitat Authority’s property. Trail Patrol volunteers report any violations or incidents directly to the rangers and provide general assistance and information to Preserve visitors. CPR and First Aid training is required as well as a 12-hour training program on trail safety. Commitment 48 hrs/yr minimum.
  • Service Learning/Trail Maintenance Volunteers – These are one day volunteers for trail maintenance cleanup, restoration and other special events. No orientation is needed. Liability waiver forms must be signed at beginning of program. Groups welcome.
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