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Women’s Head Coach Josh Schelhorse is looking for 2 interns to support the UCSC
Women’s Soccer Team. The Team Manager will help keep track of equipment and
statistics. You will also help with game day set-up and travel plans. The Office Intern
will help keep the recuiting database up to date, send out promotional materials, and offer
general office support. Volunteers should be able to commit to 10-15 hrs a week. This is
an excellent opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of how a college sports program runs.
Position starts immediately. While this is an unpaid internship you will have access to
free tickets to the women’s home games. Please submit complete resume and brief
summary of why you want to become part of the banana slugs team to or mail it to Josh Schelhorse c/o Women’s Soccer 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064. posted 8/09

Our trips range from one to 10 days and venture to various regions of California and the
western United States. These trips will provide teens an opportunity to enjoy the thrill
and beauty of river rafting with their peers, create and build lasting friendships, learn
about river and outdoor recreation safety, increase their awareness and appreciation of
outdoor recreation, environments and career possibilities, and acquire leadership and
team skills. On our trips teens are active participants and take part in trip planning and
preparation as well as all aspects of making the trip a success. For multi-day trips teens
are required to learn about an aspect of the destination region beforehand and share their
knowledge with others during the trip. We are currently looking for volunteers to help
facilitate our trips. Volunteers will receive training in river guiding, trip planning,
emergency procedures, trip management and experiential learning techniques. Training
trips will be conducted on numerous rivers throughout California and the western United
States. Trips are handled on a cost-sharing basis. All volunteers will be required to
submit to a background check. We also seek volunteers interested in helping with
fundraising. RECREATION volunteer.doc P. O. Box 1691, Soquel, CA 95073 or e-mail

The City of Watsonville Parks & Community Services Department is recruiting
volunteers to coach in their Fall 2009 Youth Recreational Soccer Leagues. There is a
Girls’ League and a Boys’ League. Each league consists of four age groups (U6, U8,
U10 & U12.) Volunteer coaches will be working with a team of approximately 6-15
children depending on the age group. All volunteer coaches will be trained before the
season begins. During the season, coaches will run 1-2 weekly practices for their team,
as well as coach during their Saturday games. Practice days/times are at the coach's
discretion. Games will be played on Saturdays between 9am-3pm at Seaview Ranch Park
& Ramsay Park. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and must pass a background
check and a fingerprint scan. Commitment: 2-5 hours/week, from Aug. 10th-Oct. 31st.
Please contact: Tracy Turpen for more information. (831)

California State Parks is the second largest educational institution in the state. This is an
opportunity for science and environmental education interns who are interested in
learning more about California State Parks and Interpretation. Henry Cowell Redwoods
State Park is worthwhile place for students to gain experience with a variety of
interpretive opportunities. The Intern can expect to learn effective interpretive
techniques in a top notch visitor center, by learning to lead guided public walks
and guided school group walks, and roving interpretation. Within this framework there is
room for the interested intern to pursue a special project that will be of benefit to the park
as well as contributing to the successful experience of the Intern. The Intern is expected
to work 12 hours a week, though there is a degree of flexibility as to what the scheduled
hours would be. The Intern will be provided with training to accomplish the goals set
out in an orientation meeting. This is an unpaid internship.
Skills that are necessary for this internship include; good writing and communication
skills, have good public speaking and presentation skills or are willing to develop them
through this internship. Willingness to learn to interpret both the natural and cultural
history of the park to both the general public and school aged children. Effective
organization skills are a plus. Knowledge of basic ecological principles and a desire to
learn local history are required. Bilingual with English and Spanish is also a strong
asset. Contact Person: Daniel Williford Address: 303 N. Big Trees Park Road Felton,
CA 95018 Phone: 831.335.7077 Fax: 831.335.3156 E-mail:
Website address:

The County of Santa Cruz Parks and Open Space Cultural Services Department is looking for 3 to
5 volunteers to aid in their youth program. Choice of working with children ages 6-12 or 3-5.
Volunteers with supervise and provide safe and fun activities for children during program hours.
Requires maturity and a special interest in children. All volunteers must be fingerprinted. For the
after school program, times are between 2pm and 6pm, M-F. For the pre-school program, times
are between 9:15am and 2:15pm, M-Th. Commitment desired is 2-4 hours/day, 3-4 days/week for
6 months.
Interested? Call Alissa Gardner at 454.2987

ART-OLOGY INTERN Three interns are needed to help the Education Curator conduct a
special art appreciation program for 4th through 7th grade students called ART-OLOGY. This
program encourages students to explore artworks through individual observation, gallery games,
and participation in hands-on art activities. Preferred skills include: prior experience working
with children, knowledge and/or interest in art and education, the ability to follow a project
through to completion, and excellent speaking skills. ART-OLOGY interns will need to be
available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and willing to travel to elementary and middle
schools throughout the county (travel expenses will be reimbursed). 8 hrs. a week, 6-9 month
HISTORY DETECTIVES INTERNS Three interns are needed to help the Education Curator
pilot a new history education program for 3rd and 4th grade students. This teaches students how
to "read" historical objects and encourages them to take an active role in learning history through

games and research. Preferred skills include: prior experience working with children, knowledge
and/or interest in history and education, the ability to follow a project through to Completion, and
excellent speaking skills. .History Detective interns will need to be available on Tuesday
mornings. Availability on occasional weekends and evenings required. Preferred skills include:
excellent writing, familiarity with PageMaker and Microsoft Word, creativity, ability to work
with audio and visual equipment, and capacity to work with little supervision.8 hrs. a week, 6-9
month commitment.
Museum of Art and History
705 Front Street Santa Cruz
Leah Tarlen 429.1964 *820

Help organize service projects for teens, provide consultation to youth groups seeking volunteer
work, help teens promote youth voice and vision, and advocate for the rights of young people.
Help also needed with computer, web, and office support.
If you are excited to be an ally to teens, interested in youth advocacy/activism, skilled in
computers, and dependable, call the
YouthSERVE Program of the Volunteer Centers of Santa Cruz County ,
1010 Emeline Avenue, Santa Cruz; Emily 427.5066 ext. 2#
or e-mail


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