River Parkway Trust Volunteers 2The River Parkway Trust was founded through the dedication and passion of volunteers who were concerned about development in the San Joaquin River bottom. Over the last 30 years, thousands of volunteers have donated their time and talent to programs and projects like habitat restoration, River Field Trips for children, summer camp, fundraising, advocacy, and more. Today, more than ever, volunteers play a key role in all aspects of the Trust’s mission. We invite you to explore the many opportunities available for you to join the team of individuals who are helping advance our mission of creating the San Joaquin River Parkway and connecting our community to the San Joaquin River.

In each of our focus areas, there is a need for those who want to help out occasionally and for those who can make a more long-term commitment to one of our ongoing programs.

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UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - Click the links to find out more.

The River Parkway Trust has resumed outdoor volunteer opportunities. There are many ways to get outside and support the mission of the River Parkway Trust.  

Gardening Angels

Sat. May 14, 9 am to 12 pm

River Stewards

Sat. Mar. 19, 9 am to 12 pm

 

WAYS TO FIND OUT MORE

Volunteer Newsletter – We utilize our volunteer email newsletter to update volunteers about the current needs and opportunities to help out. Click the link to sign up for the newsletter today.
We also utilize the Trust’s Website Calendar and Volunteer Match to share volunteer opportunities. 

 January 2022 Volunteer Newsletter

February 2022 Volunteer Newsletter

March 2022 Volunteer Newsletter

 

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

Click the links to read the volunteer descriptions 

CONSERVATION

River Stewards- habitat restoration, exotic species removal, trail maintenance, and river cleanup projects. Contact Jake Salimbene, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gardening Angels- Assist with maintenance of River Center’s gardens and orchards. Contact Sarah Parkes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EDUCATION

Education Programs Docent- assist Trust staff with leading trips to the river for elementary school students. 

Contact Molly Schnur-Salimbene, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

RECREATION

River Tours Volunteer- assist Trust Canoe Guides with leading public river tours. Contact Lauren Black, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Nature Walk Guide- assist with or lead nature walks on Parkway properties for the public. Contact Molly Schnur-Salimbene, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RIVER CENTER

River Center Docent- lead tours of the River Center’s restored 1890s Ranch House. Or greet River Center visitors and complete sales for the River Store. Contact Bryna De Fede, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Respite by the River- assist with event set up and tear down, help authors with set-up and book sales, assist with wine and dessert sales. Contact Bryna De Fede, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

River Center Trustee- monitor the River Center grounds and interact with River Center visitors. Provide information about the River Parkway Trust, and Parkway access opportunities. Contact Nicole Davis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

River Center Art Committee- help facilitate the River Center's art exhibits by recurring local artists' exhibitions in the River Center Art Gallery. Contact Katie Kincaid, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OUTREACH/DEVELOPMENT

Events- assist with event set-up and tear down, parking, other event needs. Contact Bryna De Fede, 

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Copy Writing- assist Trust staff with writing materials to outreach about the organization and program services. Contact Sarah Parkes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OFFICE ASSISTANCE

Assist Trust staff with filing, mailings, data entry, and reception. Flexible schedule during the workweek. Contact Nicole Davis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.