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Folsom Parks and Recreation

02/28/2014 08:24AM ● Published by Style

Have some time on your hands and a desire to give back to the community?

Folsom Parks and Recreation offers a variety of volunteer opportunities via their special events and facilities.

Trails Day

Roll up your sleeves for some hard work and fun in the great outdoors at the 20th Annual Trails Day on April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. This year’s event will focus on the area surrounding the Hinkle Creek Nature Center. Volunteers will assist with putting the final touches on a bike/pedestrian bridge that spans the creek, and help to realign the existing trail to connect with the new bridge. Receive a free lunch and commemorative T-shirt. To register (ages 16+), call 916-355-7285.

Amgen Tour of California – Stage 2

On May 12, the world’s best professional cyclists, both men and women, will race against the clock on the scenic time trial course through Folsom. Volunteers (ages 18+) are needed to serve as course marshals to keep the roads clear of pedestrians, spectators and cars, and to inform spectators of the race status. Receive a commemorative T-shirt and swag bag, plus be a part of Folsom history! To register, visit amgentourofcalifornia.com and click on the “volunteers” tab.

Folsom’s Run with Nature and The Wild Way

This 31st annual family-fitness event will take place May 17, starting and finishing in Folsom City Lions Park.  Volunteers are needed to assist with packet pick-up, water stations, course monitoring, set-up, cleanup and more. Community groups and clubs are encouraged to volunteer; all volunteers will receive a T-shirt. To register, email kphowell@folsom.ca.us or call 916-351-3505.

Folsom Senior Center

Hosts are needed to work with active elders at the Folsom Senior Center. Duties may include greeting new guests and conducting tours, preparing coffee, planning and organizing games and activities, and more. Volunteer hosts (ages 18+) are asked to commit to one, three-hour shift one day each week. The Center also welcomes volunteers with special art, music or other skills to teach classes or workshops. To learn more, email rerwin@folsom.ca.us or call 916-351-3510.

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

Volunteers (ages 16+) are needed to assist with grounds-keeping duties, staffing the gift shop, and animal care assistance. Company work groups are also welcome to assist with specific projects. To learn more, email zoobooth@folsom.ca.us or call 916-351-3527.


For more information about Folsom Parks and Recreation, visit folsom.ca.us/depts/parks_n_recreation.

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