Poppy Reserve Volunteer Training for 2017 Wildflower Season

 

The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve’s two-day volunteer training for the 2017 spring season will be held Saturdays February 4th and 11th.  Volunteers are needed to staff the visitor center and gift shop, walk the trails, and/or lead tours.  Learn about the wildflowers, wildlife, history and volunteer duties at the training, and then meet people from around the world that have come to see our beautiful wildflowers!

 

No experience or prior knowledge is required.  Volunteers range in age from student to senior citizen, must be interested in learning, and have a positive, friendly attitude.  New volunteers must attend both training days, and pass a background check. A minimum of 8 hours per month is required (scheduling is flexible).  Call (661) 946-6900 or email Jean.Rhyne@parks.ca.gov for more information or to sign up for the training. 

 

When:  9 am – 3 pm, Saturdays February 4th and 11th (new volunteers must attend both days)

 

Where: Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, 15101 Lancaster Road, Lancaster.

Volunteer Training Begins for

2017 Poppy Reserve Wildflower Season


California State Parks is now accepting volunteer applications for the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve’s 2017 wildflower season (March through May). Learn about the wildflowers, wildlife, history and volunteer duties at the 2-day training in February; volunteer opportunities include staffing the visitor center and gift shop, walking the trails, and/or leading tours. Meet people from around the world that have come to see our beautiful California poppies, and after the wildflower season, enjoy fun volunteer activities with new friends!

 

No experience or prior knowledge is required. Volunteers may range in age from student to senior citizen, must be interested in learning, and have a positive, friendly attitude. Applicants must complete training and fingerprinting before volunteering, and a minimum of 8 hours per month is required (scheduling is flexible).

 

Call (661) 946-6900 or email Jean.Rhyne@parks.ca.gov for more information or to sign up for the training and receive an application packet.


Training will be in February, days to be announced.

 

Where: Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, 15101 Lancaster Road, Lancaster.

Directions: From Hwy 14, go west off the Avenue I exit and continue 15 miles. Avenue I turns into Lancaster Road; the reserve is on the right.

From Hwy 138, go south on 170th Street West and left on Lancaster Road. The reserve is on the left.


State Park Volunteers

 Lead Tours and Hikes

Share their Love of Nature

Connect the Past to the Future

Preserve Ancient Cultures

 Celebrate Nature through Art

Participate in Parades, Fairs, Festivals & Special Events

And meet Wonderful People from the Antelope Valley

And from all Around the World!


Want to meet great people from the Antelope Valley and from all around the world? Want to share your love of nature and history? Do you enjoy the company of friendly and dedicated people? Then consider becoming a state park volunteer!

For more information, email Ranger Jean Rhyne: Jean.Rhyne@parks.ca.gov



Quotes from current volunteers:


"The time I have spent as a volunteer has been fascinating.  It is amazing how many people from all over the world come to the Antelope Valley to view our state flower, the California Poppy and the many other native wildflowers that bloom at the Poppy Reserve."

Jim, volunteer for over 25 years

 

 "I have volunteered at other places that were very enjoyable but demanded a huge time commitment. Here, I love that I’m constantly learning new facts about local plants and animals but it is also great that this commitment is only for 2 months every year and that I can choose the days I volunteer. I also love walking the trails and talking to all of our wonderful visitors."

Sandi, volunteer for 5 years