UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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Restoration Saturday, Watsonville Wetlands Watch, June 22, 9 am – noon

Come on out with our fabulous restoration staff to help plant native plants, remove exotic invasive plants, and/or help in our native plant greenhouse. We always make time for bird watching or a short hike around the wetlands for folks who are interested. This is a great opportunity for students to get volunteer hours and for members of the community to spend a little time doing great things for our environment. Tools gloves, and snacks are provided and volunteers should be sure to bring hats, sunscreen, and plenty of water. Meet at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center, 500 Harkins Slough Road, at the top of Pajaro Valley High School next to the basketball courts to carpool to sites.


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Natural History Museum’s Summer Kick-Off Festival, June 22

Help celebrate the arrival of summer at the Santa Cruz Museum of History by volunteering at the Summer Kickoff Festival. We have a variety of fun volunteer opportunities at this family friendly outdoor event, including face painting, tide-pool ambassador, and craft leaders. Shift times are 10:45-1:15 or 12:45-3:15. Email volunteer@santacruzmuseum.org with questions or to sign up!  1305 East Cliff Dr.


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Seabright Community Restoration Day, June 24, 9 am – 12:30 pm

Come join Groundswell Coastal Ecology and your local community in coastal restoration at Seabright Beach. Help make our coast a better place and learn about coastal ecology. We will be clearing invasive plants. Click HERE for project background. For info contact Jeb Bishop at jeb.bishop@groundswellecology.org or outreach@groundswellecology.org. Meet at Seabright Beach.


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Pollution Prevention Outreach, Cowell Beach, July 4, 9 – 11 am

Holidays are high traffic time for our local beaches! SOS volunteers fan out to key beaches on holidays and talk to thousands of tourists and beachgoers discussing the effects of litter on our marine environment. Volunteers hand out trash bags to beachgoers and point out holiday dumpsters or nearby receptacles. Please meet us at the base of the stairs to Cowell Beach. We recommend that all volunteers dress in layers, wear sun protection, and bring a filled reusable water bottle. Save Our Shores encourages volunteers to avoid single-use plastics at our cleanups. Learn more about our current campaigns to reduce plastic pollution.  No RSVPs are necessary. For more info contact Nia: nia@saveourshores.org. Also Davenport, Hidden Beach & Sunny Cove!


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Holiday Relief Cleanup, Cowell Beach, Davenport & Hidden Beach, July 5, 9 – 11 am

Let’s ensure debris from holiday fun doesn’t pollute our ocean. We recommend that all volunteers dress in layers, wear sun protection, and bring a filled reusable water bottle. Save Our Shores encourages volunteers to avoid single-use plastics at our cleanups. Learn more about our current campaigns to reduce plastic pollution. Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Closed-toed shoes are required at all Save Our Shores cleanups. Restrooms and drinking fountains are available onsite. Parking is limited, so please plan accordingly. No RSVPs are necessary, but you can print and complete our waiver beforehand to save time: saveourshores.org/waiver. More INFO


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Summer Camp Volunteer, July 8 – Aug 7

Go to: www.santacruzmuseum.org or email: volunteer@santacruzmuseum.org


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Volunteer Training for Año Nuevo Sate Park, Apply by Aug 31 for Fall 2019

Are you interested in learning and interpreting natural and cultural history of Año Nuevo? Our three-month training program that begins at the end of September (most Sundays in the fall) is one of the most comprehensive within California State Parks. We bring in resident experts to teach classes on a variety of subjects including elephant seals, marine mammals, park history, general wildlife, and more. Additional training is provided on interpretive techniques for educating visitors and logistical skills on working and leading tours inside the coastal natural preserve. For an application or more info, call (650) 879-2032 or email anovolcoordinator@parks.ca.gov. Training made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.