FSPR Volunteer Service/Activity Description
Lead educational/interpretive trips/tours:
Description: Describe cultural and/or natural history and resources to participants, guide and record participants, accept donations, and contact authorities when incidents are reported.
1. Location: San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, specific locations determined in event planning and scheduling (usually trailheads).
2. Time/schedule commitments: Volunteers are assigned walks, hikes, or tours according to schedule handled by outdoor volunteer coordinator or office manager. Events typically last two to three hours in the morning (or afternoon for winter events).
3. Use of government vehicle: Will be operated by government employee in case of rescue, accident or other incident. Volunteer may ride as passenger in government vehicle in case of emergency.
4. Use of personal vehicle: For volunteerŐs personal transportation to work site.
5. Tools and equipment: Bird checklist, membership brochures.
6. Personal tools and equipment: Personal clothing appropriate to seasonal climate (heat/intense rain in summer, freezing winter weather), hat, and hiking boots or trail footwear. Binoculars for wildlife observation. Smartphone for emergencies. Drinking water, sunblock and food/snacks.
7. Skills and abilities needed: Each docent/volunteer must possess knowledge of local cultural and/or natural history and resources as appropriate for the event offered. First aid training.
Training and certifications: Docents must read and sign the FSPR docent training guide and requirements. Recognizing potential hazards encountered outdoors along designated BLM trails.
8. Level of physical activity: Moderately strenuous walking and/or hiking.
9. Hazards or risks: Walking outdoors on natural terrain, uneven and rough ground, sometimes in remote locations. Potential cuts and punctures. Hazardous materials will be reported to BLM representative on site, and will not be handled or removed by volunteers. Encounters with stinging and biting insects, wildlife, allergens (dust, pollen). Encounters with undocumented immigrants, drug smugglers, hunters.