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Mount Diablo Interpretive Association and Mount Diablo State Park Volunteer Programs 

MDIA and Mount Diablo State Park offer MDIA members and the public volunteer opportunities in the park and in MDIA operations. The association encourages all its members to become involved in the MDIA's growth  and park activities. 

The State Department of Parks and Recreation sponsors the Volunteers In The Parks Program (VIPP) to provide organized and effective use of volunteers, including recognition for their contributions to state parks. The work of volunteers is highly appreciated and now necessary to maintain the parks in California. All volunteers in the park are required to take several hours of training given at the park by park staff. 

Volunteering allows members to commit to as little as a couple of hours a week and still provide vital assistance to the association and park. If you are interested in any of these opportunities and would like more information please email us at :volunteer graphic

Volunteer opportunities available:

1) Docent at the Summit Visitors Center or Mitchell Canyon Visitors Center. MDIA and Mount Diablo State Park are recruiting for volunteers to serve as Park Docents. Park Docents staff the Summit and Mitchell Canyon Visitors Centers and hike trails as roving docents. Docents provide information to park visitors as well as sell merchandise on behalf of MDIA. Docents usually work 3 to 4 hour shifts.

2) Guide scheduled hikes for visitors. MDIA schedules hikes throughout the year and are always looking for interested individuals to lead or simply assist in leading these hikes.

3) Back Country Patrol. Volunteers hike, bike or ride horseback on trails in the park reporting on any issues and acting as docents helping interpret the park. Note that special training is required to assist with visitor emergencies.

4) Trail Crew. Interested individuals are invited to join the Mount Diablo Volunteer Trail Crew program to asisist in maintaining park trails.

5) MDIA Committee member. MDIA has many active committees including outreach/publicity, publications, merchandising, trail adoption, and trash removal. These committees often sponsor activities and are always looking for volunteers to help.

6) MDIA board member. Periodically MDIA recruits for board members. Board members commit  to meeting once a month as well as serving as committee leads and participating in MDIA activities. 

                                    See letter on volunteering from our president