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 Education, Kids 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
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
Help in the Office
Grant Finding & Writing
Donation & Ticket Management
Help with Events
Kids in the Canyon
Local Festival Booths
For more information and help finding a volunteer position, contact:
Joe MacIssac - firstname.lastname@example.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. Steve Pruess, coordinator for the clean-up crew, can be reached at SPruess23@gmail.com.
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
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.