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The Nature Preserve will be CLOSED on Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 24, 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving.

Volunteer Opportunities

When you volunteer with the Cache Creek Conservancy you share in the benefits of volunteering: reduced stress, finding friends, helping the community, and learning new skills. Volunteering also helps protect your mental and physical health.

After signing up to volunteer, you will receive safety training as well as specific training to help make your volunteer experience as wonderful as possible.

Choose from the following list or let us know how you would like to help!

Youth group members gathered in front of sign for photo at Cache Creek Nature Preserve

Cache Creek Nature Preserve Tours

Guide visitors through different habitat types while engaging in conversation about ecosystem processes, plant communities, and native flora and fauna.

The Cache Creek Conservancy will provide you the script and training needed to lead groups around the Nature Preserve.

Trail Team Maintenance and Repair

Be part of a team that helps to maintain and improve Cache Creek Nature Preserve trails. This is a great way for groups or co-workers interested in community service projects.

Trail maintenance is a year-round activity; however, in winter the trails are usually too soggy to work on, so the higher demand for volunteers is in the spring and summer.

Restoration and Gardening – Conservationist

You can help restore Cache Creek by volunteering at Conservancy restoration sites throughout the watershed. We hold Community Planting days, frequently held in the fall and spring, which are one day events.

If you’d prefer a more regular schedule, there are opportunities during regular open hours at the Nature Preserve. You can work in the Memorial Grove, the Tending and Gathering Garden, or the small nursery. For more information, download the Volunteer Conservationist Job Description (PDF).

Bird Box Monitoring

Who could resist baby barn owls, wood ducks, or tree swallows? Volunteers assist with monitoring and maintenance of bird boxes at the Nature Preserve. You could also monitor bird populations from egg to fledgling! This volunteer position is seasonal, starting in spring going into summer.

Media and Events

If you love to tell stories or plan parties, the Conservancy has opportunities for you! Showcase your artistic talents by crafting interpretive displays, creating social media content, or writing press releases.

Building Maintenance

The Cache Creek Conservancy also maintains historic equipment, historic buildings, and not-so-historic buildings. If your skill set is more construction or minor repair focused, your assistance is most welcome!