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ABDSP Offering Volunteer Training Class


Last updated 9/4/2015 at 9:51am

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park volunteers take pleasure and pride in helping park visitors discover and explore the desert, and in being part of a team (including park rangers, interpreters, other staff, and the cooperating association, Anza-Borrego Foundation) that provides excellent service to the public.

The staff of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park invests considerable time and energy in training park volunteers, through a combination of classroom instruction and field trips, to be able to give good information to the visiting public, and the ideal volunteer is eager to invest his or her time in learning about this amazing park as well.

Our award-winning visitor center is a fun place to work, and volunteers are expected to contribute at least forty-eight hours of “floor duty” time each year, for a minimum of three years, as well as fulfilling other requirements designed to keep volunteers learning more about the park and its partners.

The training this fall will consist of five to six hours of classroom time on Friday afternoons (12:30 – 6:00 p.m.), with all-day field trips out into the park on Saturdays (typically beginning at 8:30 a.m.). The class will take place on the following dates:

November 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21, and December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19. New volunteers will then be scheduled for “on-the-job training” with experienced volunteers during the month of January.

If interested in being a member of this year’s Park Volunteer Class, the first step is to submit an application. This can be done electronically, by filling out the application at this link: and then emailing it as an attachment to Sally Theriault ( Alternatively, the application can be printed and mailed to: Sally Theriault, ABDSP Visitor Center, 200 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.

Questions should be directed to Sally Theriault at 760-767-4205.

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