New Volunteer Class at Anza-Borrego

volunteersAnza-Borrego Desert State Park is offering a training class this fall for people interested in becoming Visitor Center volunteers. 

The staff of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park invests considerable time and energy in training park volunteers, through a combination of classroom instruction and field trips, to be able to give good information to the visiting public. The ideal volunteer is eager to invest his or her time, too, in learning about this amazing Park.

Our award-winning Visitor Center is a fun place to work, and volunteers are expected to contribute at least 48 hours of “floor duty” time each year, for a minimum of three years, as well as fulfilling other requirements designed to keep participants learning more about the Park and its partners.

The training this fall will consist of five to six hours of classroom time on Friday afternoons (12:30–6 p.m.), with all-day field trips in the Park on Saturdays (typically beginning at 8:30 a.m.). The class will take place on the following dates:

November 6–7, 13–14, and 20–21, and December 4–5, 11–12, and 18–19. New volunteers will then be scheduled for “on-the-job training” with experienced volunteers during the month of January.

If you are interested in being a member of this year’s Park Volunteer Class, the first step is to submit an application. This can be done electronically by filling out the application linked here and then emailing it as an attachment to Sally Theriault. Or the application can be printed and mailed to: Sally Theriault, ABDSP Visitor Center, 200 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004. 

Questions should be directed to Sally Theriault at 760-767-4205.