• Be a Docent at Deer Hollow Farm

    By Jenise Henrikson, January 9, 2015
    docent training at deer hollow farm

    Did you know it takes the hard work of over 100 volunteers to keep Deer Hollow Farm running each month?

    If you are looking for a way to get more involved in all the great work we do here at Deer Hollow Farm, becoming a docent might be just the opportunity you are looking for. Our docents are a team of trained volunteers who help teach visitors who come to Deer Hollow Farm about the animals and different Farm programs. They are an integral part of what makes Deer Hollow Farm so special. Interested in volunteering? Read on!

    What To Expect As A Docent at Deer Hollow Farm

    As a docent, you will teach small groups of K-4th grade students about the Farm, the animals who live here, gardening, life sciences or Ohlone habitat and customs. Many students come to the Farm each year on field trips to meet the animals and learn about gardening and the culture of the Ohlone people. We provide curriculum and training, all you need to bring your love of the Farm and a spirit of adventure! For more information about volunteering at Deer Hollow Far, please visit our Volunteer page and watch the video provided. 

    Docent Training Starts Soon!

    If our docent programs sounds like something you are interested in, then you are in luck. Docent training will begin in just a few weeks. Attend Intro for Prospective Docents, Friday, Jan 23, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm at Mountain View Senior Center.

    For more information, please call: (650) 903-6430.

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    Other Volunteer Opportunities:

    If being a docent doesn’t sound like a good fit for your schedule, there are plenty of other ways for you to get involved including donating, or these other volunteer opportunities:

    • Weekend Docents: Educate visitors about the farm’s animals, programs, and Nature Center.
    • Garden and Orchard Volunteers: Plant and maintain the teaching garden and orchard.
    • Livestock Volunteers: Feed, clean, and care for livestock.
    • Maintenance Volunteers: Work with farm staff on maintenance projects.
    • Summer Camp Interns: Interns assists counselors in leading activities for youth 5 – 14 years old at the farm and in the wilderness. Interns must be at least 14 years old.

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