Volunteers are vital to preserving the habitat reserve and essential in connecting the community with the land through interpretive and recreational programs offered on The Nature Reserve. Volunteering is a unique opportunity to get involved with The Nature Reserve. We have many different volunteer positions ranging from one-time volunteer events to becoming a Certified Nature Reserve Volunteer helping throughout the year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Nature Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo. The Nature Reserve offers varied volunteer opportunities in connection with its diverse programs. You may volunteer to assist with:

Education programs for local schools

Recreation or education programs for the general public

Stewardship to remove native species, restore habitats, and maintain trails

Firewatch to protect The Nature Reserve and its adjacent communities

Please note that all volunteers and guests must provide a signed waiver upon entering The Nature Reserve.


Please provide us with the following information so we may follow up with you regarding your interest:

Programs of Interest (Check all that apply)*
Terms of Acceptance*
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