Volunteer and Docent Opportunities

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy volunteer program is made up of dedicated individuals who place a high value on open space and its importance to the health and well-being of every person in our community. SVC volunteers are students, nurses, doctors, ranchers, administrators and everyday people who share a love of the outdoors. They run the spectrum of age, gender, culture and experience. Our volunteers give of their time and talents to promote and preserve the beautiful natural resources that make our region unique.

If you are interested in getting involved, there are a variety of ways you can help do the good work of land conservation with Sacramento Valley Conservancy. Interested in a long term commitment like becoming a Docent; leading guided trips into the open rangelands of Deer Creek Hills Preserve? Maybe you would just like to spend a Saturday giving back by dead heading flowers in our Camp Pollock native plants garden or supporting a special event like the Treasures of the Valley Fundraiser. If you have the heart to help, we have a volunteer opportunity for you!

Service Projects at Deer Creek Hills (twice yearly, spring and fall)

  • Trail building and maintenance
  • Sign Hanging
  • Fence repairing
  • Weed eradication
  • General clean up projects

Contact SVC Program Assistant at 916-612-3719 or outreach@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org

Service Projects at Camp Pollock (Select Saturdays)

  • Weed eradication
  • Native plantings
  • Native garden and general lawn maintenance
  • Painting
  • Electrical work needed (looking for qualified electricians)
  • General maintenance and clean up projects
  • Student internships
  • Earn community service hours
  • Group/Troop projects, Eagle Scout projects

View Calendar or contact camppollock@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org


  • Data Entry into Excel
  • Assembling major mailings
  • Calling contacts and picking up donations for Silent Auction

Contact Sue Spivey at 916-731-8798 or sspivey@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org


  • Cowboy Breakfast at Deer Creek Hills
  • Treasures of the Valley at Camp Pollock
  • GlampOut at Camp Pollock
  • Checking in guests at hikes and service days, assisting with parking and other visitor logistics
  • Representing and/or helping with tabling representation at other’s organizational events

Contact SVC Program Assistant at 916-612-3719 or outreach@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org

Docents for Deer Creek Hills and Camp Pollock

Join our amazing group of trained docents to help with our docent led-activities at Deer Creek Hills.  No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn about the land and to share your knowledge with the public, we provide the training.  We are always looking for volunteers to help lead or supplement the leader on our docent led-events:

  • Hikes at Deer Creek Hills
  • Educational tours featuring: birding, botany, history, geology, pollinators, and more!
  • Equestrian Rides (must have your own horse)
  • Mountain Bike Rides (must have your own bike)
  • Youth Education Stewardship Program(YES) – day hikes, campouts, curriculum creation
  • Kayaking, canoeing, standup paddle
  • Fitness and health outings: trail running, yoga, music
  • Service Docents: gardening, invasive weed removal, renovation, repairs, facility maintenance, etc.
  • Checking in guests at hikes and service days, assisting with parking and other visitor logistics
  • Community outreach and fundraising events

Contact SVC Program Assistant at 916-612-3719 or outreach@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org

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