This blog is about hiking trips along the Valles Caldera Rim. For more information, see link for the Valles Caldera Rim Trail blog.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Valles Caldera National Preserve Volunteer Training on Saturday, May 2!

This email below from Kimberly DeVall, Supervisory Recreation Specialist at the Valles Caldera National Preserve, announces Volunteer Training Workshops for volunteer opportunities at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The first workshop took place last Saturday, April 25, 2009 and the next one is upcoming this Saturday, May 2. The workshops are held at the Valles Caldera Trust Headquarters in Jemez Springs:

2009 Volunteer Workshops Announced!

The Valles Caldera Trust would like to thank you for your interest in volunteering on the Valles Caldera National Preserve. In an effort to improve our volunteer program and coordination, we are offering volunteer orientation workshops. These workshops are designed to give you a brief overview of the Preserve, Trust policies and guidelines, safety, and volunteer opportunities. To become a volunteer on the Preserve, you will be required to attend one of these workshops each year.

We currently have two workshops available, with more to come based on interest. The workshops are scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2009, and Saturday, May 2, 2009. Both workshops will be held at the Trust offices in Jemez Springs, NM, from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Lunch is on your own so bring a lunch or enjoy one of the restaurants in Jemez Springs. Remember, to become a Preserve volunteer, you only need to attend one workshop. Previous volunteers are also required to attend. Each workshop will be limited to 70 participants and reservations are required. Please fill out the reservation form and return it by email or my mail at Valles Caldera Trust, P.O. Box 359, Jemez Springs, NM 87025.

We look forward to seeing you at the Preserve!


Kimberly DeVall
Supervisory Recreation Specialist


The reservation form gives a list of volunteer opportunities available on the Preserve. They include:

  • Van Tour Guides (a 45‐minute brief overview and history of the Preserve)
  • Highway 4 Pullout (a roving guide who helps bring visitors from the highway)
  • Van Drivers (transports hikers to trailheads and anglers to San Antonio)
  • Banco Bonito (roving guides/support for equestrian and mountain bike trails)
  • Special Events (such as Run the Caldera, Cruise the Caldera, Star Gazing, etc.)
  • Visitor Center and Gift Shop (assist staff in providing information to visitors)
  • Guest Services (assist with facility rentals, group tour requests, etc.)
  • Ranching (fence work, monitoring, etc.)
  • Hunting (assist with hunter check in/out)
  • Science (assist with monitoring, collections, restoration, etc.)

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