Park Partner Program

Park Partners will become ambassadors of SCT public nature areas.

A Park Partner is a volunteer position that will regularly check-in with the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator.

Park Partners will work at their designated nature area and commit to at least four hours a month of time volunteering. They will assist in park maintenance through trash pickup, graffiti removal, trail maintenance, and other needs. They will also report any issues/concerns to the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator.

Park Partners will act as ambassadors to the public while out at their nature areas. They represent not only the Park Partners program but the Southern Conservation Trust. Park Partners must have the ability to communicate with park visitors but also understand their limitations and direct park visitors to the appropriate outlets.

Tasks may include:

  • Removing litter from nature areas
  • Maintaining trails by removing debris
  • Keeping parks pristine by removing graffiti
  • Maintaining boardwalks and picnic areas
  • Assisting with public events
  • Assisting with education and recreation programming
  • Alerting Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator or other SCT staff of any immediate issues
  • Recording plant and animal inventories at nature areas
  • After training, removing exotic/invasive species
  • Assisting with volunteer days open to the public
  • Interacting with park visitors and answering any questions; directing park visitors to the correct outlet if questions cannot be answered
The Park Partners program is sponsored by Panasonic Automotive

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent/legal guardian at all times
  • Must fill out the Park Partners application and sign the waiver
  • Must commit at least 4 hours a month

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to work outside
  • Strong and reliable work ethic; ability to stick to a commitment
  • Strong time management skills: ability to schedule oneself
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must understand limitations and only perform tasks they are capable/trained to do

BENEFITS:

Park Partners will receive an overview of Leave No Trace principles and CPR/First Aid training. They will have the opportunity to receive Wilderness First Aid and Leave No Trace Facilitator training at a discounted rate.

If you are interested in becoming a Park Partner, please fill out the application here and email volunteer@sctlandtrust.org to set up an orientation.