Click HERE to sign up to volunteer with Friends

Calling all musicians, carpenters, boaters, artists, nature lovers, chefs and everyone who loves the Petaluma River! Come join in the fun of Friends of the Petaluma River. Volunteer to be a part of our events, programs, community projects and more. Fill out our volunteer form today and find out how you can get more involved.

We are looking for volunteers who want to make a long term commitment as well as those that only can commit to a few hours. We have volunteer opportunities that fit every need.

Contact Stephanie Bastianon at to learn more about how you can volunteer with Friends.


Do you enjoy being outside, connecting to nature, history and the Petaluma River! Come share that joy with others and be a Petaluma River Docent. Docents receive 10 hours of training about the Petaluma River, its ecology, history, culture and habitats and help to interpret these aspects for visiting public. We ask that docents make a commitment of at least 4 hours a week at Steamer Landing Park and the David Yearsley River Heritage Center.

Docent tasks include:

  • Opening the David Yearsley River Heritage Center to the public
  • Stewardship of habitat at Steamer Landing Park
  • Upkeep of equipment and displays at the Center
  • Interacting with Park visitors

Contact Stephanie Bastianon at or (707) 548-2937 if you are interested in being a Docent.