Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a docent at our Elfin Forest Interpretive Center Honoring Susan J. Varty. Serving as a docent can be a fun and rewarding experience.
Successfully complete the free docent orientation; attend regularly scheduled in-service meetings; high school diploma or equivalent.
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with docents, park rangers, the Escondido Creek Conservancy staff, and a diverse public; ability to work independently; ability to operate a telephone and camera; ability to effectively utilize a personal computer and peripherals; general knowledge of local flora and fauna; ability to write clear and concise notes.
Successful completion of the free docent orientation; volunteer three hours per month for a minimum of six months; attend docent in-service meetings and workshops.
Must be at least 18 years of age; possess a valid California Driver’s License; able to provide proof of medical insurance and proof of automobile insurance.
Ability to tolerate periods of sitting and exposure to outdoor elements; may on an infrequent basis assist with lifting up to 20 pounds; good hearing, eyesight, and speech capabilities; good verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in all types of weather.
Work is primarily performed indoors in an enclosed office setting with lighting and ventilation; subject to noisy conditions, odors, contact with animals, insects, and vegetation; exposure to a computer screen.
Appropriate personal safety equipment is provided.
Activities and Responsibilities:
If you are interested in volunteering as a docent,
please complete a Volunteer Application.
View our 2018 training dates.
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Supervisor