River Quest Classroom Programs  Installing Plant Cages  Nature Walk Guide leading guests at Ball Ranch

The 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 29 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.

Volunteer Interest Form 

Click here to fill out the Volunteer Interest Form online. 

Click here to download a PDF of the Volunteer Interest Form. You can return the form via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by mail to River Parkway Trust, 11605 Old Friant Rd, Fresno, CA, 93730.

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

Monday, October 9th, 9:00am to 12:30pm - Education Docent Training: MUSD 6th Grade River Center Trips

Saturday, October 14th, 8:15am to 12:00pm - October Gardening Angels Day

Saturday October 28th, 9:00am to 12:00pm - October River Stewards Work Day

Saturday, November 11th, 8:15am to 12:00pm - November Gardening Angels Day

Saturday, November 18th, 9:00am to 12:00pm - November River Stewards Work Day

Saturday, December 9th, 8:15am to 12:00pm - December Gardening Angels Day

 

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.

June 2017 Volunteer News 

April 2017 Volunteer News 

February 2017 Volunteer News

January 2017 Volunteer News

We also utilize the Trust’s Website Calendar and Volunteer Match to share volunteer opportunities. 

Volunteer Job Descriptions 

Gardening Angels 

Education Program Intern

Public Relations and Marketing Intern

Ranch House Art Committee

River Stewards 

River Store Manager 

Volunteer Service-Learning Coordinator Intern

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
EDUCATION

River Field Trips- assist Trust staff with leading trips to the river for elementary school students. 

River Buddies Program- lead activities for pre-school aged children at River Center. 

River Camp- help Camp staff at the first aid station and as a water watcher. 

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

 

RECREATION

River Guide- assist Trust Canoe Guides with leading public river tours. 

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.

River Store/Gift Shop- greet River Center visitors and complete sales for the gift shop.

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.

Events- assist with event set-up and tear down, parking, other event needs.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

OUTREACH/DEVELOPMENT

Outreach Booth- staff Trust outreach booth at local events, provide information about the organization. Contact Sarah Parkes, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parties for the Parkway- help with party recruiting, Kickoff event, assist Party hosts throughout the season. Contact Finn Telles, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 workweek. Contact Patty Pittman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

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