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600 E. Memory LaneSanta Ana, CA 92705
Back to Natives Restoration "Saving Habitat One Person at a Time"


Come assist Back to Natives in propagating and caring for native plants that will be used for habitat restoration or to help raise funds for our environmental education and habitat restoration programs. Learn methods of propagating native plants, assit with transplanting, weeding, watering, organizing, building displays, etc.

Works with lead volunteers and staff to eliminate floral pests, assists with analyzing and monitoring resources. Operates scientific field equipment, takes inventory of plants and data collection for propagation experiments and long term studies, and performs other related duties as assigned. Assist with public events and programs as necessary.


Graduation from high school supplemented by college level coursework in horticulture, landscape design, natural sciences, ecology, environmental studies, or other related disciplines; or equivalent combination of experience and education. Knowledge of: regional botany; applicable codes and regulations related to native plant management is helpful but not necessary; basic grounds maintenance practices; methods, materials, tools and equipment used for installation, maintenance and repair operations; principles and practices of resource interpretation; and effective oral and written communication. Some knowledge of natural resources management and interpretive techniques is highly desirable.

Skilled in: The use of a personal computer, and current office software applications. Public speaking is helpful.

Ability to: Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English.

You will learn to:

Identify and propagate species of flora commonly found in the region; interpret landscaping plans; establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with coworkers, vendors, and the public.

Special Requirements: Must possess and retain a valid California Class C Driver's License (Special consideration for public transportation must be received during initial application process). Must be willing and able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. Must be able to work out side in a variety of weather conditions.

Application and Selection Information: All applicants are required to complete and submit an application form. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an original application but can augment that application. If selected, a background check will be performed, according to state and insurance requirements.


  • Retail / Sales
  • Gardening
  • Botany
  • Horticulture
  • Organization
  • Management

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5.5 hours a week or more
  • Availability on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday during volunteer hours.

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