Volunteer: Kule Loklo Workday

Overview
The Kule Loklo volunteer assists park staff in maintaining the Kule Loklo cultural exhibit for educational purposes.

Duties

  • Construct and maintain traditional Coast Miwok structures and cultural exhibit landscaping. This may involve gathering natural materials, cutting branches and trees, scraping bark from trees, framing structures, clipping brush, trimming trees, raking and mowing, digging holes, gardening, pulling weeds, and lifting materials
  • Split firewood
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Volunteers must be able to perform unskilled manual labor using basic hand tools, such as rakes, hammers, clippers, pruning shears, shovels, etc., be able to perform occasional heavy lifting from 25 to 50 pounds, and walk or carry loads over uneven ground. Volunteers must be willing to work in temperature extremes and in areas that may contain ticks, poison oak, and/or hantavirus. Volunteers must also be able to follow directions, work independently, and be sensitive to and respectful of differing cultural traditions.

Knowledge of Native American traditional building skills and native plants is helpful.

Schedule and Time Commitment
Kule Loklo Workdays are scheduled on an as-needed basis on the second Saturday of the month, from 10 am to 4 pm, throughout the year.

The next scheduled workday is Saturday, October 8, 2016.

The Kule Loklo Workday is a drop-in program where volunteers are not required to work more than one day at a time. However, volunteers are welcome to work as many of the Kule Loklo workdays as desired.

Training
On-the-job training

Benefits to the Volunteer
Volunteers have the opportunity to learn traditional Native American skills and enjoy the satisfaction in helping to preserve Native American culture.

Group Type
Individuals and groups are welcome to participate. Groups, however, should register in advance (see below).

Minimum Age
Minimum age is 13 years old. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Please contact us (see below) for more information.

Accommodations
Housing and camping/RV sites are unavailable.

Application and Contact Information
Please contact Carlo Arreglo by phone at 415-464-5146 or by email to confirm when the next date is scheduled.

Groups should register in advance by applying under the Current Opportunities listing or by contacting Carlo Arreglo at 415-464-5146 or by email.

For more information, please contact Carlo Arreglo at the number or email link above.

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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