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How to  become a California State Park Volunteer

Qualifications
As a volunteer, you must be willing and able to carry out your assigned volunteer duties and responsibilities. You must also be reliable and committed. Opportunities  are matched to the interest and abilities of the volunteer. A health questionnaire or criminal background check shall be required. Persons under 18 years of age may volunteer with written permission for a parent or guardian.

How to Apply
Locate the park in which you would like to volunteer, then write or  call the volunteer coordinator for the park. Let the coordinator know of your interest. You may, of course, apply to more than one park. Describe your talents, skills and interests. Each park has its own needs, and is looking for volunteers with the skills and talents to accomplish certain tasks. The more specific you are, the easer it will be for the volunteer coordinator to determine whether the park has a place for you.

Training and Work Conditions
If selected, you will be oriented to the park and provided any needed training to acquaint you with  your specific duties. Hours for most volunteer positions are flexible and varied, depending upon park needs and  your availability. You and your supervisor will mutually agree upon a volunteer time and schedule before you start which may be changed as circumstances dictate.

For More Information:
Please call or write to the volunteer coordinator at the California State Park in which you would like to volunteer.
To request a volunteer information packet, please call (916) 653-9069 or contact vipp@parks.ca.gov.

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