Docents Needed for Santa Clara County Parks!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Santa Clara County ParksSanta Clara County Parks & RecreationSan Jose, CA 95119


A docent is a trained volunteer that works under the direction and supervision of park staff to provide quality learning experiences for visitors at parks, visitor centers, historic sites and interpretive facilities.

The Docent Program offers opportunities for volunteers to expand their knowledge of Santa Clara County’s natural, cultural and historic resources, and to enrich the lives of many by communicating the value of those resources to park visitors and local communities. Please visit for more details about the program.

We are in need of docents at a variety of park locations and have openings at: Stevens Creek, Hellyer, Motorcycle Park, Anderson Lake, Mt. Madonna, Ed Levin, Coyote Lake, Chitactac-Adams, Sanborn, Almaden Quicksilver and Calero.

Ideal docents should:

-Love sharing their knowledge with others

-Be willing to learn new things

-Be able to interact with diverse groups of people

-Be able to commit to volunteering 2-4 days per month for 1 year

Spotlight docent opportunity:

Chitactac-Adams Heritage Park

Assist with the presentation and delivery of interpretive programs surrounding the native culture that once inhabited this site. Docent volunteers are needed to lead interpretive walks that might include discussions on acorn pounding, tool use, bedrock mortars and other native uses of the natural resources located within the park.

For more information or to apply to become a docent, please contact us at or 408-918-4930.


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 8 hours per month
  • Livescan Fingerprinting
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