Enjoy the beauty of this special place in Sonoma Valley while joining our wonderful community of volunteers. Volunteer with Team Sugarloaf and become an integral piece in keeping Sugarloaf Ridge State Park operating. Join us for an orientation on January 28, 2023, from 1:00-4:00 pm to learn about the history of Sugarloaf, how Sonoma Ecology Center operates the park, and what volunteer opportunities we have. The orientation will take place at the Robert Ferguson Observatory classroom followed by a volunteer social potluck at the group camp from 3:30-5:00 pm where you can meet some of our active volunteers.
Volunteers play a vital role at Sugarloaf. We have a host of volunteer opportunities to restore and maintain this natural treasure and to help to keep Sugarloaf open to the public. Initial training is provided, with periodic docent enrichment events. We need volunteers to:
– Become docents at the Visitor Center
– Direct visitors at the entrance kiosk
– Assist with data entry
– Aid project research and grant-writing
– Work on trail and park maintenance projects
– Facilitate special events and parking
– Spanish/English literacy and conversational fluency is a plus
View more volunteer opportunities and specifics in our website. Experience is not necessary but welcomed, as well as a willingness to learn and the desire to share that knowledge with our visitors. We ask for a minimum of 4 hours per month of volunteer service. Registration is required. Bring a notepad and pen, a reusable drink container for warm beverages, dress in layers, and if you feel inclined, bring something to share at the potluck.
Ease of access: the Robert Ferguson Observatory has an ADA-compliant wooden deck/ramp to access the classroom. There is one van-designated parking spot and although not ADA or van designated, there is lots more parking adjacent to the Observatory/group camp. The group camp is a large area to the left of the Robert Ferguson Observatory. The ground is a mix of soil and woodchips navigable on a power chair. There is an accessible porta-potty, and a water spigot on site. The picnic tables and benches are not ADA-compliant but are available.
¿Aún no tienes una resolución de Año Nuevo? ¡Considera unirte a una comunidad de voluntarios con Team Sugarloaf! Acompáñanos en una orientación para voluntarios nuevos el sábado 28 de enero de 1:00 a 4:00 pm para aprender acerca de la historia del Sugarloaf, cómo Sonoma Ecology Center opera el parque, y oportunidades de voluntariado. La orientación será en el aula del Observatorio Robert Ferguson, seguida por un convivio estilo potluck en el área de acampar en grupo de las 3:30 a las 5:00 pm, en donde podrás conocer a algunos de nuestros voluntarios vigentes.