Marsh Ambassador: PRESERVE ENTRANCE
Friends of Madrona Marsh
Quick Overview: If you are a volunteer who enjoys the outdoors and likes meeting people and communicating about the Marsh, this is the position for you! As a Marsh Ambassador, you will provide a first impression of the Madrona Marsh and may be the only member of the Madrona team with whom visitors communicate.
Impact: The Madrona Marsh Preserve is a 45 acre nature preserve in the City of Torrance. Thousands of people visit the Preserve every year. Marsh Ambassadors are the first person the general public encounters when visiting the Madrona Marsh Preserve.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Marsh Ambassadors at the Preserve Entrance are located at the entry station to the Madrona Marsh Preserve. They greets visitors and logs them in and out on the daily record sheet. They also provide general information about the Preserve, including maps and handouts. Marsh Ambassadors also advise guests regarding guidelines and rules.
Must pass a background check
Must be available for at least one shift per week (3 hours on weekdays or 4 hours on Saturdays) and commit to at least 6 months of volunteering.
18 years and older
Comfortable being outdoors (under a covered station) near animals and wildlife
Possess good people skills; engaging, professional, has patience.
Good communicator, intuitive, enjoys public contact, professional
Can use a two-way radio
Enjoys working independently
Additional Information: A general orientation to the Madrona Marsh Preserve and training at the entry station will be offered. Volunteer shirt and jacket will be provided.
About Friends of Madrona Marsh
3201 Plaza del Amo, Torrance, CA 90503, US
The Friends of Madrona Marsh is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to the preservation, education, and aesthetics of the Madrona Marsh Preserve. We are the stewards and advocates for the Preserve and work in coordination with the City of Torrance. We create programs, sponsor, and conduct activities that promote the understanding, enjoyment and preservation of the marsh. Volunteers also lead tours as docents and assist in Nature Center and Preserve projects. The Friends of Madrona Marsh has been the backbone of the Madrona Marsh Preserve for more than forty years.
The Madrona Marsh Preserve needs volunteers at our entry station (outdoors) and inside of our Nature Center to help greet visitors, answer questions, and monitor visitor numbers.