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Laguna Greeters

Connect with the community by providing event support at the Laguna Foundationís classes and outings, as well as represent the Foundation at local events such as festivals and farmers markets.

Date: Laguna Greeters volunteer year-round, primarily on evenings and weekends.
Time: Varies depending on event.
Location: Primarily at the Laguna Environmental Center but also tabling at community events.
Required Experience & Qualifications: A 10-hour training course is offered annually (March 2019)

Expert Training Program
The Laguna Greeters training course prepares volunteers to represent and support the Laguna Foundation at various community events. At each event, Laguna Greeters may be assigned to one or more of these tasks: setup and cleanup of tables and chairs; directing parking; greeting and checking-in guests; taking Gift Shop merchandise sales; setup and cleanup of snacks; representing the Laguna Foundation (tabling) at community events. Greeters help support the events, as well as have the opportunity to attend those events for free!

Experts in biology, natural history, and environmental education train Laguna Greeters in lively classes and field trips. Greeter Training is approximately 10 hours and consists of three classes at the Laguna Environmental Center (March 12, March 23 and March 26, 2019). Trainees are also invited to attend four optional classes and field trips. Trainees receive a binder with reading and reference material that is closely tied with the theme of each classroom session. The training course fee is $40. Partial scholarships are available.

Training Application Process:

1) If you are excited about the opportunity to become a Laguna Greeter, please complete and submit the training application here. Once submitted and received, you will be contacted with further information.

2) Review the 2019 training schedule here.

3) Plan to attend orientation on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 PM. (Please RSVP here.) Orientation is required so if you cannot attend, please email the Outreach Manager to make other arrangements.Orientation takes place in Heron Hall at the Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Rd, Santa Rosa.

Upon completion of the training course, a minimum commitment of 5 volunteer hours each month is requested. Greeters are part of the Laguna Education Programs Volunteer Team which includes fun opportunities for continuing education, special outings and social events with fellow education programs volunteers.

The Laguna Foundation has a full schedule of activities each month, all of which require lots of help! We hope you will join us in supporting these engaging events.

For more information, please contact: Maggie Hart, Outreach Manager
Phone: (707) 527-9277 ext. 100

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