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Volunteer Opportunities

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Stewardship

LandPaths owns and stewards a number of preserves throughout Sonoma County. Drop-in and long-term volunteer stewardship activities include invasive species removal, road and trail maintenance, native planting, and forestry work. We’ll provide the tools, gloves, water, and light snack. Click here to learn more about our stewardship volunteer opportunities.

Youth Programs

Inspire, encourage, and motivate youth from across Sonoma County in outdoor experiences that tap into the opportunities for wonder, learning, and connection offered by nature! Volunteers like you are key to helping local youth foster a love of the land. Explore our Youth Programs volunteer page for a full list of opportunities.

Bohemia Docents

Bohemia Ecological Preserve Docents are instrumental to our mission of providing public access opportunities while creating a vibrant people-powered preserve. After a training process, docents are ready to lead fun, informative hikes through the 1,000 acres preserve near Occidental. Must be 18 years or older and certified in first aid and CPR. For more information about Bohemia Docents contact Jesica Rodriguez at jrodriguez@landpaths.org.

Vamos Afuera

Nos pueden ayudar los voluntaries con una variedad de trabajos, includyendo tomando fotos, organizando gente en los caminos, y cocinando durante dias de campamento.

Community Gardening 

Grow food, pull weeds, build compost, tend native plants and vineyards, and help support our thriving community garden programs at Bayer Farm and Andy’s Unity Park! We also need fruit tree specialists, harvest coordinators, and lunch program assistants for our free summer lunch program, in partnership with Redwood Empire Food Bank, held at both locations.

dave berry leads bird outing at Carrington

Wildlife Corridor Program 

Our Wildlife Corridor Program volunteers use wildlife cameras on our preserves to document wildlife movement and patterns. Field volunteers are in charge of the wildlife cameras. Field responsibilities include changing SD cards and camera batteries and choosing camera locations. Our database volunteers work from the comfort of their own home, identifying animals in photos, and adding photo information to our master database. We do ask that wildlife corridor volunteers complete a training season and make a one-year commitment.

Office Work

Office volunteers help with data entry, office organization, and other tasks. Computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Windows is often important. Day and time are flexible.

Communications (Writing and Photography)

Use your photography, writing, or video skills to document outings, camps, and volunteer work. If you are an amateur or professional photographer and enjoy getting outside, you can help by documenting the action and beauty for us! If you love to write, you might contribute to our blog or spring newsletter. Time commitment can be casual or ongoing.

TrekSonoma

Volunteering with TrekSonoma is a great way to contribute to the building of a more interconnected, accessible landscape in Sonoma County. Volunteer tasks may include: shuttling kayaks or people before and after treks, inventorying trek gear, preparing meals, setting up camp, cooking and cleaning the camp kitchen. Once your volunteer task is done, you are welcome to join the trek! You can also earn a spot on a future trek earning points. 20 volunteer hours completed will earn you one free trek. One volunteer hour will earn you $25 off your trek registration fee.

Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form

Questions?

Contact Volunteer and Community Hub Specialist Amanda Ayala at 707.544.7284, ext. 110 or amanda@landpaths.org.

Lesaya “Luna Moth” Howard, Owl Camp volunteer

" I would absolutely recommend others to volunteer at Owl Camp. Not only is it a great opportunity to get out in nature and spend time with kids, it's also very rewarding. Seeing the campers grow and come out of their shell throughout the week, along with the other amazing volunteers, keeps me coming back. "

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Volunteer Handbook

Ready to learn more about volunteering at LandPaths? Read the Volunteer Handbook below to find out everything you need to know.

Stories + News

Stories from the Field

Our impact is made possible by volunteers like you, with a passion for growing community with nature.

A Wild Foraging Adventure

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At the end of August, Jesica Rodriguez participated in TrekSonoma’s Wild Foraging Adventure at LandPaths’ Ocean Song Preserve. Located on the traditional homeland of the Coast Miwok, …

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The view from Riddell Preserve during the Walbridge Fire. A tree in shadows sits close to camera and the dawn sunrise shines pink and purple with hills in the distance.

Fire, Grief, and Recovery at Riddell

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As the Walbridge fire bore down on Riddell, LandPaths’ 400-acre preserve west of Healdsburg, firefighters carefully swept the deck of the dry leaf litter around Steve’s cabin. The simple …

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Our Response to Covid-19/ Nuestra Respuesta a Covid-19

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[En español abajo] As Sonoma County (and much of California) grapples with the onset of wildfire season during the pandemic, our hearts go out to you. We hope that …

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