STEWARDSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Stewardship Program Area Descriptions:

Community Ambassadors

Community Outreach Education

Duties:Outreach & Community Education. Enhance all ages of community understanding of the White Tank Mountains' natural and cultural resources. May work with Park Rangers in developing programs. Develops Stewards to become Ambassadors for the Conservancy.

Community Outreach Special Events

Duties:Outreach & Community Education. Enhance all ages of community understanding of the White Tank Mountains' natural and cultural resources. May work with Park Rangers in developing programs. Develops Stewards to become Ambassadors for the Conservancy.

Field Services

Citizen Science

Budding Botanists

Desert Defenders

   Skyline Regional Park

Nature Guides

Duties:Nature Guides lead groups of people on hikes or other outings. They often specialize in a field of their own interest, i.e. archeology, providing the visitor the opportunity to learn the phenomenon of the mountains.

Qualifications:Interest in nature and entire mountain. Familiar with terrain. Experience with relating the different components of the hike, such as geology, archeology, etc. Ability to work independently and unsupervised.

Directions:Provides hands-on trailside information and educational tours. Provides information about park resources, including natural, cultural and recreation resources. Assist with Park Ranger programs, events, school visits. May prepare and present interpretive programs with training and upon Park staff approval.

Trail Ambassador

Duties:Greets visitors, provides information about Conservancy and surrounding trails and parks. Provide trail information such rating of difficulty, elevation changes, mileage of trails and time constraints.

Qualifications:Thorough knowledge of each trail they are monitoring, difficult rating, length of trail in miles and in time and any elevation changes. Must be able to interpret and explain all trail mapping to visitors. Must be able to communicate to visitors to stay on trails and take appropriate action if they do not.
Must have ability to work independent and unsupervised.

Directions:Have an interest in nature and entire mountain. Be familiar with terrain. Pathfinders or trail ambassadors will be stationed at a trail head or on a trail.

Trail Maintenance

Duties:Works with park and maintenance staff to complete trail work, land and vegetation restoration, including the removal of non-native invasive species. May work various maintenance repairs, grooming campgrounds and ramadas, picking up trash, raking sites, and removing brush. May haul dirt, remove rocks, or build water bars.

Qualifications:Needs training from accredited trail maintenance expert. Hard physical labor. Ability to perform physical tasks with some degree of strength and stamina. May hike several miles to work area, carrying tools, equipment, water, food, etc. Ability to work independently and unsupervised.

Directions:Bring your own hat, gloves, water, food, sunscreen, tools.

Trail Steward

Duties:Volunteers who work Citizen Patrol are the "eyes and ears" for the Conservancy. They monitor many miles of trails on foot, mountain bike or horse. They provide visitor assistance, report trail conditions for safety and sustainability, may respond for emergency assistance and help protect natural resources.

Qualifications:The steward must have the ability to communicate courteously and effectively with visitors, staff and other stewards. Must have the ability to work independently and unsupervised. Must have physical ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions and various terrains.
Stewards must conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner at all times as they will be representing the Conservancy to the community. The steward will wear the Conservancy shirt at all times while performing any duties in conjunction with the Conservancy.

Directions:Stewards patrol trails for trash and vandalism, water or erosion damage to trails, assists hikers in need, provide a presence in the park and reports all safety and maintenance concerns to the Supervisors in the Parks.

   White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Nature Guides

Duties:Nature Guides lead groups of people on hikes or other outings. They often specialize in a field of their own interest, i.e. archeology, providing the visitor the opportunity to learn the phenomenon of the mountains.

Qualifications:Interest in nature and entire mountain. Familiar with terrain. Experience with relating the different components of the hike, such as geology, archeology, etc. Ability to work independently and unsupervised.

Directions:Provides hands-on trailside information and educational tours. Provides information about park resources, including natural, cultural and recreation resources. Assist with Park Ranger programs, events, school visits. May prepare and present interpretive programs with training and upon Park staff approval.

Trail Ambassador

Duties:Greets visitors, provides information about Conservancy and surrounding trails and parks. Provide trail information such rating of difficulty, elevation changes, mileage of trails and time constraints.

Qualifications:Thorough knowledge of each trail they are monitoring, difficult rating, length of trail in miles and in time and any elevation changes. Must be able to interpret and explain all trail mapping to visitors. Must be able to communicate to visitors to stay on trails and take appropriate action if they do not.
Must have ability to work independent and unsupervised.

Directions:Have an interest in nature and entire mountain. Be familiar with terrain. Pathfinders or trail ambassadors will be stationed at a trail head or on a trail.

Trail Maintenance

Duties:Works with park and maintenance staff to complete trail work, land and vegetation restoration, including the removal of non-native invasive species. May work various maintenance repairs, grooming campgrounds and ramadas, picking up trash, raking sites, and removing brush. May haul dirt, remove rocks, or build water bars.

Qualifications:Needs training from accredited trail maintenance expert. Hard physical labor. Ability to perform physical tasks with some degree of strength and stamina. May hike several miles to work area, carrying tools, equipment, water, food, etc. Ability to work independently and unsupervised.

Directions:Bring your own hat, gloves, water, food, sunscreen, tools.

Trail Steward

Duties:Volunteers who work Citizen Patrol are the "eyes and ears" for the Conservancy. They monitor many miles of trails on foot, mountain bike or horse. They provide visitor assistance, report trail conditions for safety and sustainability, may respond for emergency assistance and help protect natural resources.

Qualifications:The steward must have the ability to communicate courteously and effectively with visitors, staff and other stewards. Must have the ability to work independently and unsupervised. Must have physical ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions and various terrains.
Stewards must conduct themselves in a responsible and professional manner at all times as they will be representing the Conservancy to the community. The steward will wear the Conservancy shirt at all times while performing any duties in conjunction with the Conservancy.

Directions:Stewards patrol trails for trash and vandalism, water or erosion damage to trails, assists hikers in need, provide a presence in the park and reports all safety and maintenance concerns to the Supervisors in the Parks.

Information Technology

Digital Research Librarian

IT Technician

IT Program AV setup

IT Support

IT Web/Facebook Manager

Marketing

Marketing Newsletter Content Developer

 

Marketing Publicity

Duties:Provide to the public information about the Conservancy through selected outreach programs, events, speaker's bureau or any other media forms. Work on press releases.

 

Marketing Web Page/FaceBook Content Developer

Marketing Team Coordinator

Mascot Associate

Marketing Mascot Handler

Marketing Mascot Manager

Marketing Mascot Performer

Social Media Associate

Volunteer Services

Steward Support

Administrative Steward

 

General Steward

Duties:Stewards educate fellow stewards in a classroom setting with a variety of courses oriented toward natural resources, history and other features of the mountain system.
Helps at New Steward Orientation and any other educational opportunities when asked. May provide administrative support to coordinators or executive director.

Qualifications:Monitor park activities in a friendly and welcoming manner. Be able to communicate in written and oral means to other people.

Directions:Follow instructions and be able to give instructions. Help with office activities including volunteer recognition program, data entry, simple manual and clerical duties under direct supervision.

Availability needed:Ongoing

 

Intern

Steward Badge Hours

Steward Orientation