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Join In! Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of our organization.  Volunteering is a way of life in Green Valley — how we meet other interesting people, how we get things done in a non-profit organization, and how we give back to our community. Consider a variety of volunteer opportunities, including; Adult EducationKids Education, Canyon Clean up, Trail Preservation, Events, Visitor Welcoming, Material Distribution, Fundraising, and Administrative.  If you have time, even a few hours a month, and want to be involved and support Madera Canyon, we'll help you find a position best suited to your interest and experience.

Help in the Canyon

Canyon Clean-up
Help with Canyon Preservation

Trail Clearing and Maintenance
Trail Map Distribution

Help with Education

Kids' Nature Walk Docent Program
Scholarship Award Program
Accessible Trail Tour Leader
Visitor Information Station

Administrative Help

Membership Management
Email blasts
Grant Finding & Writing
Web Site Management
Donation & Ticket Management

Help with Events

Kids in the Canyon
Local Festival Booths
FoMC Fundraisers
Partner Booths

For more information and help finding a volunteer position, contact:
Joe MacIssac - info@friendsofmaderacanyon.org

To be a volunteer in Madera Canyon, you must be a FoMC member due to Forest Service Insurance rules.

Keeping the Canyon Clean on Monday mornings — volunteers arrive to pick up litter left behind by weekend visitors — cleaning picnic, parking, and roadside areas. Because of this effort, the canyon is more litter free than in the past, further encouraging both old and new visitors to keep the canyon pristine. If you would like to get involved, Steve Pruess, coordinator of the clean-up crew, can be reached at info@friendsofmaderacanyon.org.

The Green Valley Hiking Club periodically maintains trails, cutting weeds & brush, removing litter, and sweeping the handicap-accessible trail prior to use by assisted living groups. Removal of graffiti from several areas continues to be a need, usually along the stream on rock surfaces, stone walls in parking or picnic areas, and on picnic tables and benches.  It is a federal offense and those responsible are subject to fines, or more.

Volunteer of the Year

Bud Gode Volunteer of the Year - Past & Present →

Each year, the Board of Directors names a person who has made a significant contribution as a volunteer for the Friends of Madera Canyon. Because Bud Gode, a former board member and board President was the ultimate volunteer, the person named by the board becomes the Bud Gode Volunteer of the Year.