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Become an Interpretive Ranger Volunteer & Make a Difference!

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ORGANIZATION: San Dieguito River Park

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Orientation is this Saturday 2/18/23 from 10am-12pm in the Escondido Library. Registration is now open! Go to to sign up. Learn about our organization, the amazing Watershed Explorers Program for the Escondido community, and meet our staff, partner organizations and volunteers. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions please feel free to email us at or call at 858-674-2270 X 14.

Inspire the next generation of environmentalists by becoming an Interpretive Ranger Volunteer! No experience is required! You will work alongside industry experts and gain valuable experience. Travel with us to different locations along the San Dieguito River Watershed educating the explorers about the history, culture and biology of the destination. Locations include Volcan Mountain, Surprise Farm Retreat Center, San Diego Archaeology Center, Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, Lake Hodges, and the Birdwing Open Air Classroom at San Dieguito Lagoon. Each location focuses on a different theme and will help explorers develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty and protection of our environment.

There are many benefits of becoming an Interpretive Ranger Volunteer! Earn internship credit for college if you're a student, add valuable experience to your resume, network with professionals, our partner organizations, and fellow nature-lovers, get outside in the 92,000 acre park, and make a real difference in our community!

Event Dates (Volunteers can sign up for which events they would like to work at the orientation this saturday 2/18/23 from 10am-12pm at the Escondido Public Library)
1. Orientation 2/18/23 10am-12pm Escondido Library
2. Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead 3/4/23 9am-12pm
3. Lake Hodges 3/25/23 9am-12pm
4. Volcan Mountain Foundation 4/8/23 9am-12pm (may extend longer)
5. San Dieguito Lagoon 4/29/23 9am-12pm
6. Rady Children's Hospital Health Safety Discussion (Escondido Library) 5/27/23 9am-12pm

A special thanks to our partners: San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, San Diego Archaeological Center, Volcan Mountain Foundation, Surprise Farm Retreat Center, Escondido Public Library, Ilan-Lael Foundation, and Rady Children's Hospital.

1 Shift

  • 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Event Dates: orientation 2/18 (10a-12p), Sikes Adobe 3/4, Lake Hodges 3/25, Volcan Mt 4/8, SD Lagoon 4/29, Rady Children's Hospital 5/27

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About San Dieguito River Park


18372 Sycamore Creek Road, Escondido, CA 92025, US

Mission Statement

To preserve and restore land within the Focused Planning Area of the San Dieguito River Park as a regional open space greenway and park system that protects the natural waterways and the natural and cultural resources and sensitive lands and provides compatible recreational opportunities, including water related uses, that do not damage sensitive lands.

To provide a continuous and coordinated system of preserved lands with a connecting corridor of walking, equestrian, and bicycle trails, encompassing the San Dieguito River Valley from the ocean to the river's source.


The San Dieguito River Park extends along a 55-mile corridor that begins at the river's source near Julian and reaches the ocean at the San Dieguito Lagoon. The vision of the River Park reaches out to the future with ideals of preservation and protection of the beautiful rural character of the San Dieguito River Valley. From the "Coast to Crest" trail system that will someday link trails and paths from Del Mar to Anza Borrego to the celebration and preservation of our local heritage and natural resources, the San Dieguito River Park is creating recreational and educational opportunities that interface gently with nature for all ages.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


Multiple locations Escondido, CA 92025



  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • History


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Events are on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. You are not required to attend all of them There will be a signup sheet at the orientation on 2/18/23 to pick the dates you want to volunteer.
  • You must do a live scan (paid for by SDRP) because you will be working with children. Must be able to work with all age groups. Must have a positive attitude and willingness to learn. No experience is required!

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