Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Watershed Management Group (WMG) is excited to offer our Valley Docent program, and we are seeking dedicated volunteers to join our Spring 2019 cohort!
Why Should I become a WMG Docent?
Docents are the face of Watershed Management Group out in the community, sharing our mission to develop community-based solutions to ensure the long-term prosperity of people and health of the environment. This program provides the opportunity to build skills in different areas such as rain garden care, citizen science, public outreach and more. It is also an opportunity to contribute skills you may already have honed through your life's work and passions and apply to our grassroots efforts as an organization.
The docent training program is a 30 hour program consisting of both classroom instruction as well as hands-on workshops, taught by WMG staff with a diversity and depth of experience in their fields.
Docent Program Requirements
The program begins on March 1, 2018 with a training every Thursday from Noon-3pm. Upon completion of your training, you are asked to commit to one year of service, for a minimum of 10 hours per month plus one monthly docent meeting. You will need to have a base level of physical fitness to be able to participate in outdoor activities. Participants can miss no more than one classroom session or workshop during the spring training.
A final assessment and celebration will take place in April. At the end of the program, each Docent will work with WMG staff to find regular volunteer activities that fit their skill set ranging from project site tours, to community outreach events, to monitoring and care of our green infrastructure projects.
To learn more and apply, visit: watershedmg.org/learn/valley-docent