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The Chapter Program Chair is an essential part of our service to Chapter members and outreach to the greater community. The Willis Linn Jepson Chapter serves the 55 members of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) that reside in Solano County. The Chapter Program Chair operates at the direction of an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Responsibilities of the Chapter Program Chair are as follows:

  1. Schedule guest speakers for our Chapter meetings. We have a minimum of two meetings annually. The State office has a Speaker's Bureau Directory and the Chapter provides a stipend of up to $125 to our guest speakers;
  2. Schedule hikes or tours at a destination that features native plants. We have a minimum of two hikes/tours annually. Hikes and tours can have up to a dozen participants;
  3. Monitor the program schedules of sister organizations for speakers, hikes and tours that may be of interest to our members;
  4. Provide descriptions of programs to Chapter Outreach Chair for use in the Chapter newsletter, on the website, and for advertising;
  5. Make sure the guest speaker shows up at the meeting and has the necessary equipment (if requested);
  6. Arrange for the location of Chapter meetings and set-up the room prior to the meeting. In the past, the Chapter has met at the Vacaville Library, Solano College in Fairfield, and the Heritage Presbyterian Church in Benicia;
  7. Arrange for beverages and light snacks at the Chapter meetings; and
  8. Clean up before leaving the meeting location and submit receipts to the Chapter Treasurer.
Volunteers can serve as Chapter Program Co-Chair for the first several months while receiving training from the Board members. The volunteer should live in or near Solano County and be able to work from home since the Chapter does not maintain dedicated office space. See the Chapter's website for examples of previous programs and hikes.

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About CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY - Willis Linn Jepson Chapter


PO Box 1091, Benicia, CA 94510, US

Mission Statement

The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. Our vision includes a future where: ... CNPS's leadership influences personal ethics and actions, as well as public policy for native plant protection.


The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. Our nearly 10,000 members work to promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 34 regional chapters in California. The Willis Linn Jepson Chapter is an all-volunteer organization that serves Society members who reside in Solano County. The groups meets a minimum of twice a year and typically offers several hikes or tours throughout the year at destinations that feature native plants. The Chapter has fall and spring plant sales that feature native plants grown at the its nursery in Vallejo. Proceeds from these plant sales support native plant conservation activities in Solano County.

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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills




  • Must be at least 18
  • 60 hours annually, which assumes two programs and two hikes/tours. These hours are scheduled by the Chapter Program Chair.

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