The South Slough Reserve has a robust volunteer program, overseen by the Public Involvement Coordinator who works with community partners, Reserve staff and the Friends of Sough Slough to raise awareness of public involvement opportunities.
There are many ways to become involved:
- Trail Guide
- Visitor Services
- Program Publicity
- Field work
- Clerical tasks
- Trail maintenance
Friends of South Slough (FOSS)
In 1988 a group of dedicated supporters formed the Friends of South Slough Reserve, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The Friends’ mission is to promote and assist the Reserve in its educational and research activities and to obtain grants and other funding to promote the South Slough and its programs. The Friends sponsor many activities each year to raise money for community education, trail development, and research about estuaries. The Friends maintain a book and gift store at the interpretive center and interpret South Slough’s ecology and natural features for visitors. Members of the Friends also assist by guiding trail walks, leading classes or hosting special events. New members are always welcome!
South Slough internships
The Friends of the South Slough sponsor the Reserve’s internship program, which is designed to help students gain job skills and work experience in the field of natural resources. The program offers a broad range of opportunities for university, community college and high school students, and for adults wishing to gain additional job skills and work experience. Internships opportunities exist for those interested in the sciences, research, education, stewardship, forestry, customer service, and more.