The National Park Service is seeking volunteers with an interest in helping young people discover the beauty and history of the Santa Monica Mountains. The deadline to submit an application is September 14.
“Our education programs wouldn’t be possible without volunteers,” said Barbara Applebaum, supervisory park ranger for education programs at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. “It’s a really special opportunity to connect students to the outdoors and learn more about the mountains at the same time.”
Applebaum is looking for volunteers who can commit one or two weekdays per week starting this October. The programs take place at park sites in Newbury Park, Agoura Hills and Malibu.
Although prior experience is not necessary, a strong desire to work with young people is required. Volunteers will become an integral part of an environmental education team that works outdoors with elementary, middle and high school students.
National Park Service training will be held the week of October 21.