Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve & Visitor's Center

Docents - Visitor Center Docent

Educate school groups on the fauna and wildlife at the Santa Rosa Plateau. 


(Depending on the area of assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following)

Represent RivCoParks in a positive manner at all times.

  • Greets      visitors and determine appropriate fees based on usage of services;      collects fees, issues receipts and permits
  • Assist      park interpreter and/or park ranger in the planning and development of      natural science and historical interpretive and conservation education      programs
  • Organize      and participate in nature walks, campfire programs, and other natural      science and historical interpretive activities.
  • Assist      in the coordination of schools and community organizations in regard to      their visit to site.
  • Answer      inquiries and provide information on services, rules, and regulations in      person and over the phone; observes established procedures to ensure the      safety and security of visitors including refusing entry to persons not      conforming to regulations.
  • Communicate      potential or actual problems to park interpreter or park ranger
  • Assists      in the maintenance of interpretive buildings, exhibits, nature trails,      cleanup of site structures and grounds; work with maintenance personnel on      minor construction, maintenance, repair, and improvement of structures,      facilities, and grounds.


  • Prepare      and train volunteers through orientation, tour, and on-the-job training
  • Organize      and schedule volunteers in an efficient and timely manner
  • Provide      the tools necessary for volunteers to complete volunteer assignments
  • Evaluate      staff (employees and volunteers) performance
  • Recognize      and reward volunteers as valued members of the staff team


  • Coordinate      and work schedule set by park interpreter or park ranger.
  • Provide      excellent customer service to staff and visitors
  • Return      loaned supplies and tools

Provide own transportation

Mission Statement

To inspire and motivate children to learn and care about the natural world. We accomplish this by providing “No Child Left Inside” environmental education programs for grades 3-12.