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Haight St. 1 Volunteer Gardening Bison Paddock Senior Center Beach Chalet Work Party Schedule North Lake 2 4 3 Individuals are welcome to join any of these ongoing park gardening projects. Contact the person listed 6 on the previous page. If you would like to sign-up 13 14 15 16 5 as a group, please contact the Volunteer Office at 831-6325. Events occur rain or shine, barring high 7 San Francisco Botanical Garden winds. Wear closed toed shoes, long pants and California Academy of Sciences 9 8 layers. Tools and refreshments provided. 7th 1st Monday 11 10am-12pm de Young Museum 10 Volunteer 1st Saturday Botanical Garden 12 Golden Gate Park Map Legend de Young Museum San Francisco 9am-12pm 7th Ave and JFK 7th Ave and JFK 9am-12pm North Lake 2nd Saturday 10am-12:30pm Oak Woodlands Restoration in Golden Gate Park Printed on 50% recycled, 30% post consumer waste paper. Project 9am-12pm North of Panhandle Neighborhood Assoc. Conservatory of Flowers 10 11 12 9 3rd Saturday 9am-12pm Bison Paddock National AIDS Memorial Grove 9am-12pm National AIDS Memorial Grove (March-October) Conservatory of Flowers 4th Saturday 9am-12pm Alvord Lake Rhododendron Dell Sharon Arts Studio 9am-12pm Beach Chalet 13 5 6 7 8 North of the Panhandle 14 Oak Woodlands Dahlia Garden 15 Alvord Lake The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department works with individuals, school, community and business groups during the week and weekend, year round. For more information about our Volunteer Opportunities go to: www.parks.sfgov.org/site/recpark_index 16 1 2 3 4 Click on the Volunteer Program link or call 415.831.6330 ext 4 Volunteer Opportunities 7th Ave and JFK National AIDS Memorial Grove lead walks for children and separate classes to lead Second Saturday, 9am-12pm Third Saturday, 9am-12pm March-October walks for adults are held twice a year in February and The Humanitarian Mission group helps maintain this This popular volunteer destination is beautiful and September. picnic area across the street from the Rhododendron spiritual. Volunteers enjoy a wide variety of gardening Contact: Tom Laursen 415.661.1316 ext. 412 Dell. After the garden workday, the group enjoys a activities. email@example.com bountiful potluck. Contact: Steven Sagaser 415. 765.0497 Contact: Leonid at firstname.lastname@example.org ssagaser@AIDSmemorial.org or check out the website Conservatory of Flowers at www.aidsmemorial.org/volunteer Our volunteers play an integral role in helping maintain Alvord Lake this beautiful array of plants housed in the Conservatory Fourth Saturday, 9am-12pm North Lake along JFK Dr. Volunteer opportunities include greeting Why volunteer? Help the Alvord Lake Task Force near Haight Street and Stanyan Street keep the polish on this jewel. First Saturday, 9am-12pm Far from the crowds and close to nature, deep in the the public, giving tours, assisting the gardening staff, supporting the gift shop, providing information on the Volunteering Feels Good. Contact: Karen Crommie 415.431.1414 park near 43rd Ave. lies a naturalized lake that needs special exhibits and many more! Contact: Erika Frank 415.637.4326 email@example.com your love and care! Contact: Kristen Bowman 415.831.6325 firstname.lastname@example.org Each year more and more people volunteer in Golden Gate email@example.com Park. What draws people to volunteer? It’s the learning, the Beach Chalet Fourth Saturday, 9am-12pm de Young Museum community, the outdoors, the sense of accomplishment, Come to where Golden Gate Park meets the Pacific! North of Panhandle Neighborhood The de Young Museum showcases American art from the commitment, the laughs, the staff, the challenge, the Help us preserve this the western entrance to GGP, the 17th through the 21st centuries, international Association food, the release, the escape, the beauty, the camaraderie, the located just a step away from Queen Wilhelmina’s Second Saturday, 9am-12pm contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from recreation, the focus–the list goes on. In the words of the Windmill and the fabulous Dutch Tulip Garden! North of the Panhandle Neighborhood Association the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. With numerous volunteers: Contact: Kristin Bowman 415.831.6325 invites everyone to enjoy this area, boasting the oldest exhibitions and community programs, the de Young firstname.lastname@example.org planted trees in the city! Come to the Panhandle to help greatly relies on the efforts of over 500 volunteers who provide visitor services and staff support seven days a Community beautify this neighborhood greenway. Bison Paddock Contact email@example.com week. No art degree needed, just a passion for helping “Volunteering grounds me in what community is.” Third Saturday, 9am-12pm and an interest in learning! Gardening work parties Volunteer to create and maintain a lush corridor of also hosted by the de Young to help take care of the “I’ve met amazing people.” Oak Woodlands Restoration Project museum grounds. White Crowned Sparrow habitat alongside the Bison Second Saturday, 10am-12pm “I like getting out and helping rather than sitting around at Paddock. This corridor will help to provide a breeding Contact: www.famsf.org Behind the Conservatory of Flowers lies a native home. It makes you feel better—I am really glad I came out area for the White Crowned Sparrow and other birds for Oak Woodlands, home to a wide variety of wildlife. today, it is aweome!” years to come. Participate in a habitat restoration with the Natural California Academy of Sciences Contact: Kimberly Kiefer 415.831.6329 Areas Program to enhance the wildlife value of this area. Docents choose from a selection of trainings and firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Robert Bakewell 415.221.1137 workshops including staffing the tide pool and specimen Impact email@example.com carts, demonstrating some of nature’s most surprising Dahlia Garden secrets, and conducting talks about various topics “It is very pleasurable to do something you know has impact.” The splendid Dahlia Garden next to the Conservatory of including an opportunity to work with live animals! The Golden Gate Park Senior Center Academy also offers an assortment of other volunteer “I feel like I have learned so much!” Flowers in Golden Gate Park is maintained by the Dahlia Volunteer where there is an abundance of fun and Society. Volunteer with the Dahlia Society to learn about opportunities in research, exhibit maintenance, and exciting activities that includes dance, bingo, exercise visitor services! “It’s a real good use of time” these fascinating flowers and create a sea of color! classes, arts and crafts, singing, Tai Chi, and more! All Contact: www.sfdahlia.org Contact: Volunteer Services Department at “It makes me feel good that I am doing my part to be green, dedicated entirely to our beloved senior adults! (415) 379-5111 firstname.lastname@example.org c’mon we only have one planet! Contact: Victor Lee or Joan Pierson at 415.666.7015 John McLaren Memorial Rhododendron SF Parks Trust Dell San Francisco Botanical Garden Golden Gate Park’s history has created some amazing Health Come help us restore the beauty of this dell that was Volunteers at the San Francisco Botanical Garden have stories, and we need your help to tell them! SFPT once considered among the worlds great botanical a wide range of volunteer opportunities available to Golden Gate Park Guides is a volunteer program that “It is a way of getting some exercise and getting something treasures. them. Volunteer in the nursery; assist in maintaining develops and leads free walking tours of Golden Gate done.” Contact: Kristin Bowman 415.831.6325 a portion of the Botanical Garden; come work in the Park. Join SFPT to share how you love your park! email@example.com 22,000 volume horticultural library; or in the Bookstore/ Contact: Julia Brashares 415.750.5110 firstname.lastname@example.org “You get close to nature and I think everyone needs more of Visitors Center. Additionally, docent training classes to that” or email@example.com “ It’s good for the soul.” How to Volunteer... “You sweat a little, you work a little and it has a deeper Choose a volunteer opportunity listed above. Call or email the contact person listed to sign-up. cause—it’s a good feeling. We appreciate the time and effort of all volunteers, whether it may be a couple of hours per month or a couple of days per week!
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