Hidden Villa Ambassador

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Hidden Villa (Organic Farm and Wilderness Area)

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To inspire a just and sustainable future

Be one of the first points of contact to welcome and ensure visitors have a great experience at Hidden Villa. Ambassadors greet visitors at the Welcome Kiosk, offering helpful information and answering questions about the farm, hiking trails and activities.

Commitment

Requires an ongoing commitment of volunteering twice a month for a 2 hour shift or once a month for a 4 hour shift on Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Program Benefits

There is nothing more rewarding than sharing the wonders of Hidden Villa with our visitors. Other benefits include:

  • Personalized training
  • Ambassador Handbook
  • Enrichment opportunities throughout the year
  • Hidden Villa Parking Pass
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Discounted rates on tickets to special events
  • Seasonal appreciation gatherings
  • Eligible for written letters of recommendation and official volunteer hours for external program requirements
  • A community of volunteers and staff who work as a team to help accomplish Hidden Villa’s mission
Qualifications

Ambassadors should enjoy engaging visitors of all ages and backgrounds. They should also be open to learning how to work in concert with staff to keep visitors staying safe and feeling welcome.

Ambassadors must be able to sit & stand for 2 hours. This opportunity is for volunteers who are a minimum of 16 years old; younger volunteers may serve as an Ambassador in a tandem team with their parent or legal guardian. All volunteers must clear a background check.

Apply here: https://hiddenvilla.arlo.co/hv/register?sgid=a799e3d13c52447fa118634ba4a7c21f.

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About Hidden Villa (Organic Farm and Wilderness Area)

Location:

26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, US

Mission Statement

We foster educational experiences that build connections and inspire a deeper appreciation and respect for nature, food, and one another.

Description

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Hidden Villa was founded by Frank and Josephine Duveneck, who purchased the land in 1924 and offered it as a gathering place for discussion, reflection, and incubation of social reform. Over the following decades, the Duvenecks established the first Hostel on the Pacific Coast (1937), the first multiracial summer camp (1945), and Hidden Villa's Environmental Education Program (1970). The Trust for Hidden Villa was established as a nonprofit in 1960.

Every year 30,000 people participate in one of our formal programs. An additional 20,000 visitors come to our preserve annually to explore our farm and gardens or to hike on our eight miles of trails. Our constituents cover a wide spectrum of age, physical ability, geography, ethnicity, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and our organic farm, rustic barns, newer sustainable structures and pristine riparian, woodland and chaparral wilderness provide opportunities to experience the beauty of our environment on a first hand basis.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

26870 Moody RoadLos Altos Hills, CA 94022

(37.35405,-122.15665)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4 hours per month
  • Good communication skills, reliable, committed to Hidden Villa's mission

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