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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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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 - Northern Buttes District

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William B. Ide Adobe SHP

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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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Coastal Programs

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Empire Mine State Historic Park

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Fort Ross State Historic Park

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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

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Malibu Creek Docents

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Montane Sector Parks

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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

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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Trione-Annadel State Park

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