Volunteer with San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy



Invest in yourself and your community as a San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Volunteer.  

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT ENROLLED IN OUR 2018 OPEN ENROLLMENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. Open enrollment has been extended through September 21.

Volunteers commit to 40 hours a year. There are a limited number of positions available.

A comprehensive 6-week training begins Saturday, September 22. We are looking for committed volunteers to:

  • Inspire students to connect with nature
  • Restore habitat for endangered animals
  • Maintain trails for access to open space
  • Serve as ambassadors at community events

Details including meet up locations for each of the trainings will be shared with registered applicants.

HOW TO BE A VOLUNTEER

STEP 1:

INFORMATION & ONLINE APPLICATION
Click the above link to learn more about volunteering with San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. And if this feels like a great fit for you, please complete the online application also on this page.

STEP 2:
Attend comprehensive training sessions. To ensure that our volunteers are set up for success, training is required.

Saturdays: 9 am-12 pm 

  • September 22: Volunteer Orientation 
  • September 29: Birding   
  • October 6: Lagoon Discovery  
  • October 13: Plants of the Reserve  

Following the initial 4-part training, our Volunteer Engagement Team will place you in the program(s) that best match your skills, interests and availability. You are required to attend one or both of the October specialized trainings:

  • Wednesday, October 17: School Programs Training
  • Saturday, October 20: Habitat Restoration Training

Volunteer Training Investment & Cost: $100 | Graduated Volunteers Will Receive:

  • A minimum of 15 hours comprehensive training from conservation leaders
  • An exclusive uniform that consists of a Conservancy logo shirt and hat
  • Certificate of completion
  • Invitation to the December Graduation & Recogntion Event where you will join other Volunteers as we celebrate philanthropy and nature
  • One-year membership with San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

REQUIREMENTS for NATURALIST VOLUNTEERS

  • Volunteers in this program must be 18+ years of age
  • Volunteers must complete the 5-week training
  • Volunteers must have access to email for communications

We are unable to verify hours to meet community service requirements mandated by the court. Hours for school, military, etc. will be verified after 6-months of service. San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s Child Protection Policy requires a live scan of all volunteers.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Team at volunteer [at] sanelijo [dot] org or (760) 436-3944 x712

You can also get involved in other ways to help San Elijo Lagoon.
Thank you so much for your support!

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