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Volunteer Donate Partner

The District preserves, protects, and provides services for over 70,000 acres of parks and open-space. You can get involved by partnering, volunteering, or donating to RivCoParks.



People are essential to the success of RivCoParks! There are many rewarding volunteer opportunities and volunteers are needed at our parks, on the trails, and for other support functions. Whether you seek to become a volunteer on a regular basis, occasionally, or just once, all volunteers ages 14 years or older are welcome!


Below is a list of the volunteer positions and a description of the support needed:


Camp Host Volunteer
Docent Volunteer
Park Assistant Volunteer
Resident Caretaker Volunteer
Park Patroller Volunteer
Natural Resources Volunteer

Contact Deborah Newell directly for Camp Host and Care Takers 951-955-2264

Here's a short video to learn about volunteering with RivCoParks.

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”



~Martin Luther King, Jr.



The Riverside County Parks (RivCoParks) Foundation is a nonprofit that was founded in 2015 by a group of dedicated parks and recreation enthusiasts committed to supporting the mission, vision and values of the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District.


The Foundation raises funds and recruits volunteers for important RivCoParks projects, such as playground cleanups, trail maintenance, and historic preservation. In addition, the Foundation works to educate and inspire the community on the importance of public land stewardship.


The three main areas of focus for RivCoParks Foundation are:

  1. Promote health and recreation as a means of combatting the obesity epidemic in Riverside County.

  2. Environmental education is supported by providing funding for local schools to visit RivCoParks nature centers and historical sites, and to provide scholarships for underprivileged youth to attend any camps and other environmental education workshops.

  3. Protecting and caring for our shared public lands, including parks, nature centers, historic places, trails, and open spaces.


You can make a secure donation to support the important work of the Riverside County Parks Foundation.

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Louis Robidoux Trail Clean Up Earth Day


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The Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation's mission is to educate and empower youth to appreciate, preserve and protect nature. The Foundation believes that enduring nature education success depends on the active involvement of people and partners whose lives are linked to the natural systems we seek to educate our students about. They respect the needs, values and traditions of open space lands, local communities and cultures connected to these special places, and seek to forge relationships based on mutual benefit and trust. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more.


Friends of the San Jacinto Mountain County Parks supports the Idyllwild Nature Center, Idyllwild County Park, Hurkey Creek Park, Lawler Lodge and Alpine Cabins, and McCall Memorial Equestrian Park. To find out more about Friends of San Jacinto Mountain County Parks, volunteering or becoming a member, call (951) 659-3850 or click here.

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The Gilman Ranch Hands is an all-volunteer group that is committed to preserving and enhancing the Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum in Banning, California. To learn more about joining and/or supporting Gilman Ranch Hands group, visit their facebook page

Friends of Hidden Valley supports the Hidden Valley Nature Center Nature Center, Learn more visit their facebook page facebook page.

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The San Timoteo Canyon Schoolhouse Committee is a nonprofit organization located in Moreno Valley, CA. Their purpose is to support RivCoPark's historic San Timoteo Canyon Schoolhouse. Visit RivCoPark's webpage on San Timoteo Canyon Schoolhouse to learn more about the site.