Become a volunteer with Sequoia Riverlands Trust and engage yourself directly with the stewardship of the land we all love.
As an SRT volunteer you can...
- Help educate the next generation by becoming a naturalist to lead groups of elementary school students in educational activities at Kaweah Oaks Preserve
- Staff our fun and educational SRT booth at fairs, farmers' markets, and other events. Let others know about how they too can help conserve the natural, cultural and agricultural legacy of the San Joaquin Valley and Southern Sierra Nevada
- Join the Conservation Easement Monitoring Team and help us annually assess conservation lands
- Work on SRT restoration and stewardship projects
- Contribute your time to staff special events
- Help run our native plant nursery at Dry Creek Preserve
- Join us in leading SRT nature hikes at one of our beautiful preserves
- Assist us with office tasks
- Create your own volunteer position – do you have a special skill that you would like to donate to SRT? Call and tell us your idea and we will help create a meaningful volunteer experience for you!
Get outside, get connected, and have fun- all for a great cause!
As part of our mission to protect and offer access to open spaces, Sequoia Riverlands Trust relies on many dedicated individuals to volunteer their time helping us restore and maintain the health of our nature preserves, and educate our community about sustainability. We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for any age, physical ability, and interest! Spend time beautifying and restoring your community, work with students from local schools, meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy spectacular views, and learn more about the history of the San Joaquin valley from our seasoned naturalists. SRT staff will also track your volunteer hours and offer rewards as part of our new Volunteer Rewards Program to show our appreciation.
Contact Bud Darwin, SRT's Education and Volunteer Director, to get started. Or check our our calendar for opportunities to work with us or train to be a volunteer naturalist.
What kinds of volunteer opportunities are available?
SRT offers a wide variety of ways to get involved with your community’s outdoor spaces. Activities include planting native plants for our restoration and mitigation projects, trail building, trash clean-ups, assisting with environmental education presentations, and more!
Where and when do these events take place?
Typically, volunteer events are hosted at one of SRT’s six nature preserves in the San Joaquin Valley. We offer carpooling and send out emails with event details on our monthly volunteer newsletter at the beginning of every month.
Who can volunteer?
Our volunteers range from elementary school children to retired individuals. School or college classes, youth groups, and businesses are all welcome. Anyone is welcome to attend!
Volunteer Rewards Program
SRT’s Volunteer Rewards Program is one more way to thank our volunteers for all that they do. We'll keep track of your volunteer hours. Earn enough hours and you will be eligible for any one of these rewards:
15 hours: Feature in our monthly volunteer newsletter!
30 hours: SRT swag! Receive a SRT “Volunteer” shirt!
50 hours: Eligible for a free SRT membership! Yours to keep, or to give away!
75 hours: Every 6 months we'll tally your hours and the first 5 volunteers to reach 75 hours get a lunch on us!
100 hours: Private tour of an SRT preserve or restoration site with one of our seasoned naturalists!
Let us bring the volunteer experience to you! Interested in volunteering but not quite sure where to start?