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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-439-5264.
Put Trash Where it Belongs on California Coastal Cleanup Day
Trash on our streets and in our waterways doesn't just look bad, it's bad for our health. Because stormdrains on our streets lead to our waterways and because water is always moving, trash on the ground can travel all the way to San Francisco Bay and out to the Pacific Ocean. That's bad for people and bad for animals and plants. Find out why and what we can do about it by watching this video.
Be a part of the solution! Join the local, state, and international effort to get trash out of our water. Every third Saturday of September is California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest volunteer event. In 2014, nearly 67,000 volunteers removed more than 1,190,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California's beaches, lakes, and waterways. There are dozens of waterway cleanup sites in Solano County for our creeks, rivers, marsh and bay. Solano Land Trust's site is Hill Slough, part of Suisun Marsh alongside Rush Ranch. Meet at Hill Slough Bridge. See important details on our events calendar. RSVP to Ken at email@example.com or 707-580,6277, or just show up.
Help out on our Trail & Ranch Crews!
Looking for a way to fit exercise, fresh air, and volunteering into your schedule? Join Solano Land Trust's trail and ranch crews! These crews are 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 Rush Ranch on first Saturdays and 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. 200 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. 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.