Docent and Host Trainings

Join us for an upcoming training to become a Visitor Center Host or a School Program Docent! 
Our next training is on Thursday, September 22nd. Click the appropriate link below to sign up!

Visitor Center Hosts provide visitor assistance in the park Visitor Center or Museum; answer questions; provide park information; interpret the natural and cultural history of the park; and help with the care and upkeep of the visitor center/museum facility. Great for those who like interacting with people, sharing their knowledge, learning, and being indoors!

Visitor Center Host Locations
> Alviso Marina County Park
> Anderson Lake County Park
> Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch
> Casa Grande/Quicksilver Mining Museum*
> Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
> Ed Levin County Park
> Hellyer County Park*
> Joseph D. Grant Park
> Martial Cottle Park*
> Mt. Madonna County Park
> Stevens Creek County Park
> Vasona County Park*
  *currently recruiting for new hosts

Requirements: Candidates will be required to complete a background check (Live Scan) paid for by the Parks Department, an outside employment/incompatible activities form, and a one-hour online sexual harassment prevention training as part of their onboarding process.

Expected Hours of Service: Minimum 1-2 shifts per month or 48 volunteer hours per year.

Click here to sign up for the next training!

Interpretive Docents are trained volunteers that work under the direction and supervision of Park Staff to provide quality learning experiences for visitors at parks, visitor centers, historic sites and interpretive facilities. Interpretive Docent Volunteers assist park staff in facilitating audience-centered experiences with an emphasis on skills needed to lead school field trip activities. 

Park Locations that host school programs:
>Anderson Lake/Coyote Creek*
>Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch
>Casa Grande/Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum*
>Chitactac Adams Heritage County Park*
>Martial Cottle Park*
       *currently recruiting for new docents

Requirements: Candidates will also be required to complete a background check (Live Scan) paid for by the Parks Department, an outside employment/incompatible activities form, and a one-hour online sexual harassment prevention training as part of their onboarding process.

Expected Hours of Service: Minimum 2-4 shifts per month during the months school is in session or 48 volunteer hours per year.

Click here to sign up for the next training!

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