Volunteer at the Preserve

What time, talent, or expertise do you have to share?
Holistic Land Management
Boy Scouts and Preserve staff clearing tumbleweeds

We recruit and coordinate community volunteers who are interested in joining our land management crew, becoming instructional docents or offering administrative services. Check out the volunteer opportunities below and if you can volunteer your time or talent, complete and submit the form on this page. We are looking forward to connecting with you!


Supervised by our Land Manager, this crew of volunteers focuses efforts on holistic land management practices to conserve the vibrant nature of the urban playa environment. Work details include construction, maintenance, and restoration of trails, specific habitats, and other land improvement projects on a regular basis. If approved by our Land Manager first, individuals may also choose to maintain the Preserve solo if they wish, by picking up trash or removing invasive plant species.


Our docents are volunteer educators who provide instructional learning experiences and strive to foster a sense of environmental stewardship in particular naturalist areas. Trained by our Education Director, the docents utilize hands-on learning stations to inspire students enrolled in our various curricula. Our docents are also active participants in our citizen science activities helping to connect the scientific curiosity of all ages with the Preserve's unique urban playa environment.


We work with volunteers who have experience in wildlife photography, event marketing, social media, and general office support. Our Communications Director manages the administrative volunteers who provide a variety of support duties to the education program managers, instructional docents, and Preserve staff.


Please complete and submit the volunteer application application below.

Submit Hours

If you have volunteered with The Preserve please record your hours on this form.