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Volunteer Opportunities

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Stewardship

LandPaths 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. 

Owl Camp, Inspired Forward, and In Our Own Backyard (IOOBY)

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.

Docent Program

Docents are instrumental to our mission of providing public access opportunities while creating vibrant people-powered preserves. After a training process, docents are ready to lead unique outings and hikes on preserves stewarded by LandPaths. Must be 18 years or older and certified in first aid and CPR. For more information about becoming a docent contact Laura Revilla at laura@landpaths.org.

Vamos Afuera

Los voluntaries nos pueden apoyar con una variedad de trabajos, includyendo, tomar fotos durante eventos, guiar a los participantes en las caminatas, y como cocineros en los campamentos.

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 Jeff Bodwin Community Garden. 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.

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.

Office Work

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

Communications

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 help out with our blog. Good at Instagram or TikTok? We can use some help with those platforms too! Time commitment can be casual or ongoing.

TrekSonoma (on pause)

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.

Questions?

Contact Volunteer and Community Hub Lead Laura Revilla at laura@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. "

Downloads

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.

Hundreds of Roseland Middle Schoolers Get Outside with LandPaths’ Inspired Forward

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“This is gorgeous!” declares an 8th grader from Roseland Accelerated Middle School, looking across the waves of native grasslands billowing towards stands of redwood, oak, madrone, and bay trees, underneath a blue sky stippled with clouds at Bohemia Ecological Preserve. The Dutch Bill Watershed, where Bohemia is located, is the …

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A group of people hiking in Yosemite with a towering mountain in the background

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Story by Senior Bilingual Field Specialist Guadalupe Casco Haga clic en español en la esquina superior derecha de este sitio web para leer esta historia en español …

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Harvest Festival at Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens

Harvest Festival and LandPaths 25th Anniversary Celebration Day: Saturday, September 11, 2021 Location: Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens, 1550 West Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95407  Time: 9 AM – 3 PM  Schedule 10am – …

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