Join the Friends of the Petaluma River team! We are a dynamic and ommitted group working to celebrate and conserve the Petauma River & Watershed. We are currently looking for new friends for the following position/s:

NATURE CAMP MENTOR – Click here to apply
Part-Time Position – 10 Hours/Month

Job Description: We are looking for junior and senior mentors to help get kids outside this school year at our Nature Immersion Camps. The ideal candidate is fun-loving, has lots of energy and has experience working with youth. Counselors will provide campers with a safe, positive, fun atmosphere, encouraging them as they become confident and comfortable in nature. Counselors implement the weekly day camp curriculum in a 100% outdoor environment. Camp activities include: nature games, crafting, hiking, exploring, learning outdoor skills, canoeing, etc. There will be up to 12-16 kids and 3-4 mentors each session.
Responsibilities: • Lead youth in organized activities • Positively engage with youth • Help prepare weekly curriculum and adjust appropriately as day proceeds • Assist in healthy communication skills both at the staff level, and with youth • Assist with all sanitation protocols to maintain a safe environment at camp

Qualifications: • Love of youth & nature • Experience working with youth ages 6-12 • Good at leading games & assisting youth in nature-based crafts • Working knowledge of local flora/fauna is a plus but not required • Assist with balance of staying on schedule versus flexibility to respond to moments of wonder, skilled at assessing time & priority allocations of the day • Ability to use creative teaching techniques and group management skills • Positive attitude and work ethic, teamwork skills, oral communication skills

Dates: Camp runs once a month from October through May; Camp takes place 8am-4pm on Sundays: October 22, November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, and May 12 (Mother’s Day)

Location: Open Field Farm & Steamer Landing Park

Compensation: $17.00 – $25.00/hour depending on qualifications



Petaluma Watershed Intern

Friends of the Petaluma River is a nonprofit organization that works to improve access, education and conservation efforts in the Petaluma Watershed. We are seeking an intern to lead planning and outreach for our community river cleanups and/or help coordinate conservation programming at our David Yearsley River Heritage Center. We are seeking an intern who can work well as part of a team but also be self-motivated. Internship duties may include native plant surveying, tending of native habitat and resources, River Heritage Center maintenance, community outreach, data entry, communications, writing, marketing, acting as a liaison with community organizations and local educators and general event planning.

Internships are for a minimum of three months and will involve 5-10 hours of work per week. A $750.00 – $1500.00 stipend is available upon completion.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to