Volunteer Opportunities

Roots N' Shoots

Like nature? Need community service hours? Grab your jeans and head down to OCNC! Come join us for 1.5 hours a week as we maintain trails and keep Oak Canyon looking good! Possible activities include: trail clearing, stream maintenance, non-native plant removal, and habitat restoration. All work materials provided. Groups should make reservations with nature center staff in advance. **Please note that the nature center cannot take volunteers who are referred by courts. Court referrals may volunteer with the Code Enforcement division. 

When: Saturdays, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Ages: 12 & up 
Bring: A good attitude, any forms you need filled out, and a guardian to sign waiver.

O.A.K.S. Day Camp

Oak Canyon Nature Center strives to provide quality programming to the community. Under close supervision, volunteers, ages 13-17, are needed to help supervise children ages 5-12 participating in day camp activities, in addition to assisting staff in instruction and preparation during the summer. To volunteer, you must go through an orientation process, which includes fingerprinting and criminal background check.

APPLICATION AVAILABILITY AND ORIENTATION DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED EARLY SPRING.

STEPS TO BECOMING A VOLUNTEEN

1. Complete the application

2. Attend an orientation

3. Return completed VolunTEEN application to during an orientation.

4. New and Returning VolunTEENs must attend an orientation with a parent or guardian.

5. First time applicants must have their fingerprints taken for a background check; this will be completed by the Program Specialist during your appointment. A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR FINGERPRINTING. A school ID, driver’s license, or passport is acceptable.

6. Submit proof of Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance, dated within the past two years.

7. Teens will be notified of acceptance and placement via mail.

8. Attend your program training as scheduled by your VolunTEEN supervisor.

9. Have fun, gain experience, and meet new friends!

For questions or additional information please call the VolunTEEN Program Specialist at (714) 765-4994 OR email volunteeroffice@anaheim.net

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECTS

A limited number of Eagle Scout projects may be available at Oak Canyon Nature Center. For more information, please contact the Nature Center at (714) 998-8380 or ocnc@anaheim.net.

Employment Opportunities

Any staff or internship positions available at the Oak Canyon Nature Center are listed on the City of Anaheim's Job Seekers page at http://www.anaheim.net/jobs. Please visit the Job Seekers for more information regarding employment.  

Are you an artist? Photographer? Contractor? If you have a unique skill or talent and would like to volunteer, a specialized project may be available. Please contact the Nature Center for details.