Become a Docent at the Placer Nature Center

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Placer Nature Center

  • 21 people are interested
Hiking the nature trail
If you cannot hike, you can focus on teaching the programs instead!

How are you spending your days? Want to get out and try something new or different? Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to the community, meet like minds people and learn something new.

The Placer Nature Center was organized in 1990 and shares a 60-acre site with the California Conservation Corps. The Mission is to deliver community-based, volunteer supported environmental education programs to children, families, schools and community groups. The organization is dedicated to serving the residents of Placer and Nevada Counties and depends on volunteer support.

Docent Opportunities


Saturday Docents provide information about the Placer Nature Center’s programs, classes, events and facilities while offering information about the center and the environment. Perhaps host a Green Birthday Party or lead a hike on the nature trail. Hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

You will also meet like-minded staff and volunteers working to connect people to nature!


Docents who volunteer during the week are the backbone of the organizations school program. Delivering curriculum based science focused information provides docents with the opportunity to teach connect and make a difference in the lives of the children they serve.

You will be taught, natural history and cultural science that serves as the basis of our school programs. Your skills will build as you teach these programs to the children yourself!

The training is on-the-job and self-paced and you decide how to schedule your training hours. You’ll also become part of a wonderful community of friends who volunteer for Placer Nature Center.

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3700 Christian Valley RdAuburnAuburn, CA 95602



  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Science


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per month
  • Ability to lead nature hike and communicate with childern

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