The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve’s two-day volunteer training for the 2018 spring wildflower season will be held on February 3 and February 10, both Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Volunteers will learn about the wildflowers, wildlife, history and volunteer duties at the training, then meet people from around the world who have come to see the beautiful wildflowers.
Volunteer opportunities include staffing the visitor center and gift shop, walking the trails, and/or leading tours.
Volunteers may range in age from student to senior citizen, and no experience or prior knowledge is required.
Volunteers must be interested in learning and have a positive, friendly attitude. New volunteers must attend both training days and pass a background check.
The active season is from March 1 to May 13 (Mother’s Day), and a minimum average of eight hours per month is required (scheduling is flexible).
Call 661-946-6900 or email Jean.Rhyne@parks.ca.gov for more information or to sign up for the training.
The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is located at 15101 Lancaster Road, Lancaster 93536.
Directions: From Highway 14, go west off the Avenue I exit and continue 15 miles. Avenue I turns into Lancaster Road; the reserve is on the right.
From Highway 138, go south on 170th Street West and left on Lancaster Road. The reserve is on the left.