Rancho trail

Are you a nature enthusiast who enjoys meeting the public? Be an ambassador for the Open Space Authority and the natural environment.

Community festivals and fairs are a great place to connect OSA activities with families looking for free and healthy ways to have fun. Community Outreach Volunteers gain valuable communication skills and meet people of all ages excited to learn about the lands around them, places to hike and the species that share our valley.

Community Outreach Volunteer

Volunteering at Pumpkins in the Park
OSA educational games at
Pumpkins In The Park

Put your "people skills" to work for open space preservation. Community Outreach Volunteers represent the Open Space Authority at community festivals, nature-themed fairs, and other public events. Learn how to play educational games with kids of all ages, WOW! an audience, and talk about the Open Space Authority's mission of protecting water, wildlife, and working lands. Community Outreach events are primarily from September - November and March - June, on weekends. Being a Community Outreach Volunteer fits into just about anyone's schedule, with a minimum commitment of only 2 events per year. Shifts are usually 2-4 hours, depending on the length of the event.

‚ÄčTraining for new Community Outreach volunteers will be Tuesday March 24th, 6:30pm - 8pm, at the Open Space Authority Administrative office. Training for new Community Outreach volunteers happens every spring, and all volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

To save your spot in the next Community Outreach training session, or for more information, contact Dana Litwin, Volunteer Programs Administrator, at (408) 224-7476 or dlitwin@openspaceauthority.org.