Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Volunteer at the Nature Center

Turtle Rock Nature Center is always looking for volunteers! There are many ways to get involved including:  

  • Nature Center: Trail maintenance, non-native plant removal, administrative assistance.
  • Programs and Events: Assist with registration, check-in and hikes.
  • Docents: A docent is a volunteer trained in the basics of ecology and natural history. Docents assist staff naturalists with hikes, camp outs, and summer camps.

For more information about becoming a Nature Center volunteer, email Eric Pena at erpena@cityofirvine.org.

Eagle Scout Projects

The Nature Center offers a variety of Eagle Scout project opportunities. Please contact Eric Pena at erpena@cityofirvine.org for more information.

Irvine Open Space Preserve

One of the most rewarding ways to experience the beauty of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks is as a volunteer. Volunteers have a crucial role in the land, whether it is serving as docent-guides on a mountain-bike ride through Fremont Canyon, teaching middle school students about ecosystems in Limestone Canyon, helping to maintain a trail near Bommer Canyon Preserve or planting oaks near Weir Canyon. To find out more or to become a volunteer, visit letsgooutside.org/volunteer.