Volunteer: Habitat Restoration Tool Manager

Overview
The Habitat Restoration Tool Manager maintains hand and/or power tools to:

  1. Support the preservation of native plant habitat via the manual removal of non-native invasive plant species
  2. Support the safe and efficient operation of the Habitat Restoration volunteer program by ensuring volunteers have properly maintained hand tools

Duties

  • Maintain hand tools and equipment in good working order
  • Repair broken tools and equipment
  • Assist with organization and cleaning of the Vegetation Toolshed
  • Maintain gas-powered equipment (if volunteer possesses appropriate skills and expertise)
  • Contribute ideas for better organization, use, and maintenance of Vegetation tools, equipment, supplies, and toolshed.

The Habitat Restoration Tool Manager must have expertise in the maintenance and repair of hand tools, knowledge of safe use of equipment and tools needed to maintain tools, and good organizational skills.

Experience in maintaining gas-powered equipment (hedgetrimmer, chainsaw, brushcutter) is helpful.

Schedule and Time Commitment
The minimum time commitment is 4 hours per month for at least 5 months on weekdays between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. Weekend work may be possible.

Training
Training is provided on-the-job and includes 1) an orientation to the Vegetation Management program and relevant tools and 2) a review of the Point Reyes National Seashore Safety and Wellness Handbook and protocols.

Benefits to the Volunteer

  • Satisfaction in helping to support the preservation of native plant habitat
  • Satisfaction in helping to support the safe and efficient operation of the Habitat Restoration volunteer program
  • Opportunity to contribute skills and expertise to improving the functioning of the Point Reyes National Seashore Vegetation Management program
  • Opportunity to gain familiarity with park programs and projects

Group Type
Individuals are encouraged to participate.

Minimum Age
Minimum age is 17.Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Please contact us (see below) for more information.

Accommodations
Housing and RV sites are not available.

Application and Contact Information
Please apply here. (You will be directed to Volunteer.gov.) For more information, contact Ellen Hamingson at 415-464-5196 or by email.

Last updated: April 14, 2017

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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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