River Center Docent

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ORGANIZATION: San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust

River Center Docents volunteers at the Riverview Ranch House and River Store on weekends and during special Parkway events. They interact with River Center visitors and provide information about the River Parkway Trust, Parkway access opportunities, and the San Joaquin River history. Docents can also serve in the River Store gift shop, conducting sales and interacting with River Center visitors. This position is perfect for outgoing and enthusiastic individuals who can commit to two shifts per month (five hours total per month).


River Center Docents volunteer at the River Center on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm (AM Shift: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, PM Shift: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm) and during select special Trust events.


New River Center Docents will participate in one 2-hour orientation and training session at the River Center.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations

Participate in job training with a veteran volunteer, staff, or board member

Become familiar with the River Center Docent Manual

Develop knowledge of River Parkway Trust projects, programs, and activities

House Docent

Lead Ranch House tours for visitors

Answer questions about the history of the Ranch House and Riverview Ranch

Be a friendly and helpful host

Store Docent

Learn the Square Store System

Conduct transactions for merchandise

Answer visitor questions and help orient visitors to the River Center


Passion for the River Parkway Trust's work to create and protect the 22-mile San Joaquin River Parkway

Flexible schedules - the ability to volunteer for two 2.5 hour shifts on weekends each month

Enjoy meeting and conversing with new people.

House Docent

Interest in the cultural and natural history of the San Joaquin River

Mobility - this position requires climbing stairs and moving throughout the Ranch House

Store Docent

Comfortable with using an iPad

Excellent customer service skills

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About San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust


11605 Old Friant Road, FRESNO, CA 93730, US

Mission Statement

The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust's mission is to preserve and restore San Joaquin River lands having ecological, scenic or historic significance, to educate the public on the need for stewardship, to research issues affecting the river, and to promote educational, recreational and agricultural uses consistent with the protection of the river’s resources.


We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities available ranging from education to planting. Please visit the "Ways to Give" page on our website for a complete list of our volunteer opportunities.


Animals, Environment


Tue Apr 30, 2024 - Tue Dec 31, 2024
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


Fresno, CA 93730







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