VOLUNTEER WITH US!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Solano Land Trust! Volunteers are vital to our work.
We offer flexible scheduling and opportunities both indoors and outdoors. We have an office in Fairfield and five major properties in Solano County: Jepson Prairie, the King-Swett Ranches, Lynch Canyon, Rush Ranch, and Rockville Trails Preserve.
Here are ways you can help us care for these lands and share them with our community:
1. Get involved in one or more featured volunteer opportunities below:
Solano Land Trust and the National Estuarine Research Reserve are seeking new guides, known as docents, to lead science activities, nature walks, and field trips about the tidal marsh at Rush Ranch. Anyone age 18 or older is invited to apply. No experience is necessary. New docents learn through training and by partnering with seasoned docents. The training will include a mix of learning about the natural history of Suisun Marsh and scientific research occurring at Rush Ranch, and hands-on practice teaching and leading activities. Participants will learn a lot and be inspired to learn even more! Five days of training are required to graduate: Thursdays, March 3, 10, and 17, and Saturdays, March 5 and 19. The Thursday trainings are in the evening, from 5:30pm to 7pm. The Saturday trainings are from 9am to 5pm and 9am to 1pm, respectively. Perfect attendance is encouraged, but trainees can make-up missed requirements. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 1. Click here to apply!
Feed Horses at Rush Ranch
Do you enjoy doing physical outdoor work on a ranch, and are you available for 30-45 minutes one or more mornings and/or afternoons a week throughout the year? If so, become a volunteer with Access Adventure to help them feed their horses. You'll be trained on safety procedures to keep you and the horses safe, and on the quantity of hay, alfalfa and supplements to use. You'll then join Access Adventure's horse feeding team. The horses are fed twice a day everyday, once between about 6:30 and 8:30 a.m., and once between about 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Any availability is helpful, but the greatest need is on Monday and Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons. RSVP to Tom at email@example.com or 707-439-5264.
Help out on our Trail Crew!
Looking for a way to fit exercise, fresh air, and volunteering into your schedule? Join Solano Land Trust's trail crew! This crews is much needed to help us care for trails, fences, gates, and other infrastructure on the 10,000+ acres of land we own and protect in Solano County. The team typically works from 9am to noon at Lynch Canyon on second Saturdays of each month. Note: This is physical outdoor work. There is usually no shade. Be prepared to be outdoors for approximately three hours using hand tools like shovels and hoes; lifting, carrying and lowering supplies; bending over, squatting and kneeling on dirt, grasses and weeds; and sweating. To get involved, contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-580-6277.
Take part in Citizen Science!
Get involved in science on our lands! No experience necessary—we'll teach you all you need to know. We typically work from 8:30am to 12:30pm on the second Friday of each month. Our location varies. Our projects focus on helping native plants and wildlife establish themselves and thrive. Note: This is an outdoor experience involving physical exertion. There is usually no shade. Be prepared to be moving outdoors for approximately four hours. Depending on the citizen science goals for the day, you may be hiking, doing physical work, and/or recording observations about plants and animals. You may be using hand tools like clippers; lifting, carrying and lowering supplies; bending over, squatting and kneeling on dirt, grasses and weeds; and sweating. To learn and help with our citizen science projects, contact Sue at email@example.com or 707-432-0150 ext. 207.
Volunteer for partner organizations who do great work on Solano Land Trust lands!
Rush Ranch Educational Council: contact Mary Takeuchi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-422-4491.
Access Adventure: contact Michael Muir at 707-999-1419.
2. Search for "Volunteer Opportunity" on Solano Land Trust's calendar
Do a search for "volunteer opportunity" on our calendar to learn how you can help us get things done.
3. Other Ways to Volunteer
Contact Natalie to inquire about other volunteer opportunities or to share ideas of your own at 707-432-0150 ext. 203 or email@example.com.
Thank you for all you do! For resources and to let us know about your volunteer contributions, please contact Natalie at 707-432-0150 ext. 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.