Centennial Farm Docents Needed


(33.668476,-117.90462)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Centennial Farm88 Fair DriveCosta Mesa, CA 92626

About

Since 1989, our 4-acre working Farm has become a popular agriculture education site for many youth from various Southern California counties. We currently have volunteers providing educational tours to elementary-aged students from Monday through Friday during the months of September through June, but we are always in need of more help to aid us in educating today’s youth about agriculture and the role it plays in our daily lives.

Volunteer FAQs

Q: Who can volunteer?

A: If you are 18 years or older and have half a day (Monday - Friday) that you can consistently be available, you are a great candidate for volunteering.

Q: What do volunteers do?

A: Volunteers provide farm tours for kindergarten through 3rd grade students. Don't worry if you lack experience, the Farm will provide you with all the training you need.

Q: What is the time commitment of a volunteer?

A: The time commitment of a volunteer is one day a week from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In this span of time you will conduct two farm tours. You can also elect to do only one tour on your designated day. Tours start at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Q: What are the physical requirements of volunteering?

A: Since volunteers guide children on tours around Centennial Farm, they need to be mobile as well as be able to bend and kneel. They should also be comfortable speaking to children and being around animals.

Our three Volunteer Opportunities:

  • *Jr. Farmer Tours

Currently, we are in need of volunteers to lead Jr. Farmer Tours. Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. guided tour for Kindergarten through 3 rd grade

  • *Discovery Days

We are also in need of stationed volunteers for our Discovery Days. 1 to 3 days month; 9:00 a.m. - noon for preschoolers, homeschool groups and the general public.

  • *Oxen Drovers

Work with and demonstrate with the oxen team for school tours. Currently, the oxen team gives demonstrations on Mondays through Fridays for Jr. Farmer Tours and every Discovery Day. Training for the oxen team is much more extensive.

If you are interested in learning more and would like to set up a shadow date, please call the Centennial Farm Office at (714) 708-1619.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Centennial Farm volunteer.

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One day a week
  • October Through June

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