2023.02.16 | FFRP Offers Wide Range of Volunteer Opportunities

“Become a Force for Nature” is the motto of the Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (FFRP) and truly represents the volunteers and supporters of FFRP.  FFRP is holding a volunteer recruitment fair at the FFRP office (604D Main Street) on Tuesday, February 28, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     Whether residents new to town or locals reemerging into society, this is a great time to learn about volunteer possibilities with one of the largest nonprofits in Cambria.  Stop by to meet FFRP’s volunteer team leaders and learn about opportunities to pitch in with caring for the Ranch.

     Popular activities include trail work and managing invasive species (i.e.: weeding).  Several volunteers share their enthusiasm for the Ranch by leading docent walks, school programs, or staffing outreach events.  Support FFRP’s  programs, including planning and staffing social gatherings and educational events.  Help out in the shop, at pop-up sales, cleaning up along Main Street, or with the restoration nursery.

     There are opportunities for everyone.  Each year FFRP’s 150 volunteers collectively contribute more hours than two full-time staff would to supporting the Ranch.  Commitments range from one day to year-round.  In other words, FFRP is just happy to have new volunteers take part in FFRP’s activities.

     FFRP volunteers will staff a President’s Weekend Pop-up Sale booth just outside the south entrance to the Bluff Trail near Windsor Boulevard and Wedgewood Street from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, February 18.  Street parking is available.  Pop-up sales are a great opportunity to come “face to face” with Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, learn about the work done in support of the Ranch, and pick up some Ranch gear.

     The pop-up sale will have available baseball caps, long and short sleeve tees, and a range of colorful socks on that day.  For learning about nature, quick reference guides – covering topics as lofty as the night sky right down to mushrooms – complement the native plant flashcards that are perfect for planning a pollinator-friendly garden.  Show Ranch spirit with a sticker, wildflower tea towel, or a warm hoodie.