Volunteers Needed for Visitor Center Desk in Fremont


The Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife and San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society are seeking volunteers to staff the visitor center desk in Fremont to welcome and orient visitors. Volunteers must attend both training dates.

Job Duties:
  • Greet visitors as they come into the visitor center and answer questions.
  • Answer phones 
  • Conduct sales at our the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society's nature store.  Operate cash register and the iPhone Square App. 
  • Light administrative tasks
  • Comfortable with being the only person in the visitor center for up to 3 hours on the occasion that refuge or Society staff are at meetings or conducting programs

    Time Commitment:
     • Attend both training dates. The Saturday training is 10 a.m-3 p.m. The Wednesday training is 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
    • Volunteer for 2 shifts per month for a minimum of 4 months. Shifts are:
       Wednesday-Friday  10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
       Saturdays    9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. 

    2018 Training Cycles:
    Cycle 1: March 11 & March 14, 2018

    Cycle 2: July 15 & July 18, 2018

    Cycle 3: October 21 & October 24, 2018

    Register at http://donedwards_helpdesk.eventbrite.com

    Age Requirement:
    Children under the age of 18 are accepted on a case by case basis. Call Paul Mueller at 510-792-0222 ext. 361 to set up an interview prior to registering for the training. Parents, please note that volunteers may be left alone occasionally at the visitor center desk. All children must have parental approval signature on the volunteer services agreement form provided. 

    Training Information:
    This Volunteer Training Workshop prepares volunteers to staff the visitor center desk in Fremont. Volunteers will walk the trails, learn about the refuge history, its mission, and its habitats and wildlife. At the end of the two-day workshop, volunteers will be prepared to answer commonly-asked questions from visitors and handle situations that frequently arise at the visitor center. To sign up for the training, go to  http://donedwards_helpdesk.eventbrite.com. Registration ends 24 hours prior to the day of the training.

    For more information, contact: 

    Volunteer Coordinator
    Paul Mueller
    510-792-0222 ext. 361
    Paul_Mueller@fws.gov  

    Outdoor Recreation Planner
    Carmen Minch 
    510-792-0222 ext. 476 
    Carmen_Leong-Minch@fws.gov