Jenner Visitor Center
The Jenner Visitor Center is situated on the Russian River estuary in the heart of Jenner. In 1996, Stewards took over the staffing of the JVC. The Russian River estuary and Sonoma Coast State Park offer extraordinary opportunities to experience nature at its finest. It is not unusual to see harbor seals, river otters, an occasional sea lion or elephant seal swimming in the estuary. The bird life visible from the deck is prolific, with ospreys, Great Blue Herons, egrets, turkey vultures, pelicans, gulls, cormorants, and many shorebirds.
Tasks: Volunteering at the visitor center is a great opportunity to share information with people from all over the world, share your love of the coast, and meet new people. Volunteers provide visitors with park information and sell interpretive merchandise. The proceeds from the merchandise benefit the work that Stewards does to support the park. Read the Jenner Visitor Center duty statement for a complete description.
Meeting times: Volunteers staff the center year-round, seven days a week from 11 AM - 3 PM.
Training and requirements: New volunteers do not need prior sales experience and will train side-by-side with experienced volunteers
until they feel comfortable staffing the visitor center on their own. Potential volunteers are required to attend one General Orientation.
All new volunteers are required to complete and turn in a hard copy of the CA State Parks DPR 208 paperwork.