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Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy



Quick Overview: Tasks vary and can include working in the nature centers during open hours and supporting onsite education programs.

Mission: The mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) is to "preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of all."

Impact: To help maintain the natural beauty of Palos Verdes and gain knowledgeable insight into this line of work.

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: A Naturalist Intern will work under the direction of a managing Naturalist to help in the nature centers run by the Conservancy. The centers are located at George F. Canyon and White Point Nature Preserves. Tasks will include working in these Centers during opening hours, supporting onsite education programs, help with maintaining and developing exhibits and educational materials and helping with trail and demonstration garden monitoring and maintenance.

Requirements: Currently 18 years old or older/ currently enrolled in college or university; familiarity with local native plants and animals; ability to work independently, available to work shifts during Nature Center open hours Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (10-3) or Friday (1-4).

Accessibility: This site is not handicap or wheelchair accessible.

Interested? Click Express Interest below and you will receive additional instructions on how to complete your application. Please have a cover letter and resume ready to submit.

Questions? Contact Megan Wolff at mwolff@pvplc.org

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety.

By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19"). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise.

By clicking "Express Interest," I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

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*Volunteer time shifts are broken down into the following time frames:

Friday Afternoon

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About Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

Location:

916 Silver Spur Rd, #207, RLLNG HLS EST, CA 90274, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) is to "preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of all."

Description

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) manages over 1600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and two nature centers with native plant demonstration gardens. The PVPLC engages volunteers in the development and

maintenance of native plant gardens in order to demonstrate how gardening with native plants is beneficial for the environment. The Native Plant Garden Intern will work under the direction of the Garden Manager and Stewardship Associate to learn about native plant gardening practices to enhance the visual aesthetic of the White Point Native Plant Garden in San Pedro. Tasks will include pruning, mulching, trail repairs, and planting shrubs. All skills will be taught by Garden Manager and tools will be provided.

REQUIREMENTS

Currently enrolled in a college or university as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student

Experience with horticulture, gardening, or native plants is a plus

Ability to work outdoors all day, lift 40 pounds, and work in a team band individually

This is a paid internship requiring a minimum of 6 hours per week in the garden for 3-month intervals (13 weeks total).

Summer session: June-August

(application due May 15)

Fall session: September-November

(application due August 15)

Environment

WHEN

Thu Jun 10, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM

WHERE

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90275

(33.7628,-118.365)
 

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