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Adamson House / Malibu Lagoon

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Interpretation for Visitors

Docents are highly trained volunteers who interpret the cultural, natural and recreational features of state parks for visitors. 

Docents receive initial and continuing enrichment training to which they add their own unique approach and experiences. If you have a passion for sharing and enjoy speaking to the public, a docent position may be a good fit for you.  

Interpretive activities that docents become involved with include:

  • Museum Tours and Tours of the Historic Adamson House  
  • Educational Programs for School Groups and International Visitors
  • Group tours, Garden Tours, and Holiday Tours
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Bay Area District

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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CA State Parks Monterey District

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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Volunteer at Calaveras Big Trees State Park!

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California State Parks - Angeles District

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California State Parks - Channel Coast District

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California State Parks - Gold Fields District

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California State Parks - Northern Buttes District

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California State Parks - Sonoma-Mendocino Coast District

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Canyon Keepers

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Auburn State Recreation Area - Canyon Keepers

The Auburn State Recreation Area Canyon Keepers is a volunteer group that promotes healthy recreation by providing assistance and information for visitors to the state park. They organize hikes, conduct trail maintenance, provide guided history walks, maintain a native garden, remove litter, perform roving trail education, and assist the professional ranger staff through volunteer work.

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Central Valley District

Indian Grinding Rock SHP Volunteer Program

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Coastal Programs

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Empire Mine State Historic Park

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Fort Ross State Historic Park

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Friends of the Elephant Seal

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Half Moon Bay State Parks

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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

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Malibu Creek Docents

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Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

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Montane Sector Parks

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Morro Bay Programs

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Mount Tamalpais State Park

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Natural Bridges

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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Ways To Volunteer at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park

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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

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Train Crew

Train crew operate the excursion trains. Positions include Conductor, Engineer, Fireman, Brakeman and Fire patrol.

Train Engineer

Train Crew

Train Crew

Speeder Car Crew

Interpretive

The interpretive team engages with the public to tell the Railtown story.  Positions include Greeter, Tour Guide, Roundhouse Host, Car Host, Narrator, Station Agent, Ticket Agent, and more.

Leading a tour group

Deck Interpretation

Station Agent

Maintenance and Restoration

The maintenance & restoration team work on various projects throughout the park.

Living History

The Living History program at Railtown participates in special events such as History Train and Tales of the Roundhouse. Volunteers also demonstrate important skills such as blacksmithing.

History Train Cast

Tales of the Roundhouse Cast

Blacksmith Demonstration

 

 

Depot Dogs

The Depot Dogs team sells food and drinks.

Depot Dog Crew

Polar Express

The Polar Express is a seasonal event at Railtown. A wide variety of volunteer positions are available to support this fundraising event.

Polar Express Cast

Photo Club

Railtown photo club take photographs and video of activities throughout the park for use in volunteer recognition, social media marketing, etc.

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Santa Cruz District

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Sonoma SHP & Petaluma Adobe SHP

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Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods

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