Get Involved

Opportunities to volunteer at Chino Hills State Park are available under the following programs.

This program is for persons interested in participating in a formal volunteer program at the Park on a regular basis. Volunteers can serve in one or more of the following areas within the VIP program:

  • Public Program Volunteers assist our staff with running Discovery Center public hours and special events Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Education Volunteers assist our staff with running our interactive education field trip programs for schools Monday through Friday. They will also help with digital content creation in off season.
  • Volunteer Grounds Assistant assists with maintaining the Discovery Center grounds including the Discovery Trail and the Rolling M. Ranch Native Plant Trail along with seasonal planting opportunities in our Native Plant Nursery when projects become available.
  • Trail Ambassadors hike the trails and interact with visitors in an official capacity. They will also submit regular reports on trail conditions and visitor interactions after each shift.

Training is available for new volunteers and no experience is needed. For further information and applications for VIP programs, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Shelly Imler at (714) 524-2471.

Please contact us if your group is interested in performing a group service project at the Park. We will try to match a project to your group’s interest. Projects can be for a single day or multiple days. Call (714) 524-2471.

CHSP is an ideal setting to complete your Eagle Scout project! We always have several project opportunities to choose from and can accommodate scouts and troops of all skill levels and scouts with special needs. Our projects vary in difficulty from simple to complex. Most of the projects involve woodworking of some sort.  Please call the sector office at 951-780-6222 for further information.

Some of our special events, such as Earth Day, Living History Day, Wilderness Day, and Trail Maintenance workdays need volunteers for short-term work. Occasionally we even need volunteers with special skills for our interpretive programs such as Campfire evening programs and Junior Ranger programs. Unfortunately, it is difficult for us to accommodate an individual who wants to volunteer for something outside the realm of an organized event or scheduled program, but we will try to find something to match your interest and really appreciate your willingness to volunteer! Contact Volunteer Coordinator Shelly Imler at (714) 524-2471.