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Due to staff vacancies because of diminished funding, the Habitat Authority is currently unable to fully onboard and train new volunteers. Existing trained volunteers continue to act as the eyes and ears of the rangers, keep the trails clean, and provide guided hikes to youth and adults. This volunteer program is being administered on a limited basis. Thank you for your patience.

For additional information or to apply for a volunteer opportunity, please contact us at or call (562) 945-9003. Applications, interviews and background checks are required. Must be 18 years old and over.

Docent Volunteers (Currently not accepting new 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 docent training program. CPR and First Aid training are required. Upon completion, trained docents will be able to lead and assist on themed hikes offered 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 is 48 hrs/yr minimum (includes training sessions and meetings)..

General Volunteers

Help with a variety of tasks on a short-term basis, no formal training required. Tasks may include such things as special events, assisting with mailings, program promotions, or light office duties. Commitment is 24 hrs/yr minimum (includes training sessions and meetings).

Trail Watch (Currently not accepting new volunteers)

Become a vital part of the Preserve by assisting the MRCA rangers maintain and patrol the trail system within the Habitat Authority’s property. Trail Watch volunteers report any violations or incidents directly to the rangers and provide general assistance and information to Preserve visitors. CPR and First Aid training are required as well as a special training program on trail safety. Commitment is48 hrs/yr minimum (includes training sessions and meetings)..

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 the beginning of the program. Groups welcome.

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