Become an Education Center Host Docent for Friends of Edgewood
Interact with Visitors
Education Center volunteers engage guests in a way that maximizes the visitors’ enjoyment and understanding of the Center, its exhibits, and Edgewood Natural Preserve. Volunteers new to Edgewood participate with the support of docents who are familiar with Edgewood and its natural history.
Each volunteer staffs the Center for 3.5 hours at least once per month, or as much as once per week , throughout the year. We make it easy for you to set up your commitments ahead of time, so you can participate on dates that work with your personal schedule.
New volunteers learn on the job. Each new volunteer is paired with a host who is already familiar with the Education Center and Edgewood Natural Preserve. Volunteers also have access to supportive written and video information from which they can learn about the Ed Center, its exhibits, and enhancing their communication with guests.
About FRIENDS OF EDGEWOOD PARK-FRIENDS OF EDGEWOOD NATURAL PRESERVE
PO BOX 3422, REDWOOD CITY, CA 94064, US
The Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserve exists to protect and celebrate Edgewood as a unique treasure by promoting exemplary stewardship, and by reaching out with informative public programs.
Established in 1993 as a direct consequence of Edgewood’s designation as a Natural Preserve, the Friends of Edgewood is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 public benefit corporation funded 100% by membership dues and donations and sales proceeds. Our federal EIN (Employer Identification Number) is 94-3188191. Our key programs are year-round docent-led interpretive walks, including Junior Explorer walks for young people, strong support of habitat restoration at Edgewood led by the California Native Plant Society, and responsibility for operating the Education Center. We’ve also adopted a stretch of I-280 alongside Edgewood where we perform monthly trash clean-up for Caltrans.