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:
 

Help Host our Sunday Supper

Help Solano Land Trust host our biggest fundraiser of the year: A Sunday Supper on Sunday, October 9th at Joyful Ranch in Pleasants Valley near Vacaville. We'll be celebrating Solano County's heritage and harvest, and raising funds to support Solano Land Trust's mission: protecting land to ensure a healthy environment, keep ranching and farming families on their properties, and inspire a love of the land.
We'll need more than 50 volunteers on Sunday, October 9th — teens and adults who are excited to help make this fundraiser a great success!

Here's the help we still need (last updated 9/24/16): 
  • 10:15am-2:30pm: 7 volunteers to set-up
  • 11:30am-1:30pm: 1 adult volunteer to transport supplies
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm: 2 adult volunteers to help the chef with food loading & clean-up
  • 1:30pm-6:00pm: 1 adult volunteer to help the chef with food loading & dinner service
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm: 1 adult volunteer to transport supplies
  • 2:30pm-4:15pm: 1 volunteer to serve appetizers in the reception area, & clean-up
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm: 2 volunteers to help direct parking
  • 2:30pm-6:30pm: 2 volunteers to help the chef with appetizer and dessert prep
  • 3:00pm-8:30pm: 1 adult volunteer to "talk up" the auction items to guests, help the auctioneer, & clean-up
  • 3:30pm-5:45pm: 4 volunteers to serve appetizers in the dinner area, & clean-up
To join our volunteer team, contact Natalie at volunteer@solanolandtrust.org or
707-709-9023.

 

 
 
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 tmuehleise@aol.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 Jordan at jordan@solanolandtrust.org or 315-262-4090.

 
 
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 sue@solanolandtrust.org 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 taksan@comcast.net 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 volunteer@solanolandtrust.org.

 

EAGLE SCOUT VOLUNTEERS:

Eagle scouts have a long history of doing great projects for Solano Land Trust! If you're interested in doing an eagle scout project for Solano Land Trust too, contact Jordan Knippenberg at jordan@solanolandtrust.org or 315-262-4090. Ask him for a list of project ideas. When you meet with Jordan to get his sign-off, be sure to give him pages 9 and 10 of Solano Land Trust's volunteer policy, signed by you and your parent or legal guardian.

 

CURRENT VOLUNTEERS:

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 volunteer@solanolandtrust.org.