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California Native Plant Society

Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Help Wanted!

Volunteering for CNPS is a great way to express your support for preserving California’s incredibly rich plant life. The Chapter is in need of help with our virtual events, a Treasurer, Volunteer Recognition Program Coordinator and Field Trip Chair. We are looking for people to fill these important volunteer roles.  For more information, contact Stephen Buckhout, Chair of the Leadership Development Committee, (408) 255-6233 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These are volunteer positions.

Field Trip Chair

Our Chapter is looking for a Field Trip Chair. The Field Trip Chair arranges field trips for our membership and serves as a general public outreach. The chair coordinates with field trip leaders to choose field trip locations and dates, and publicize field trip descriptions.  Contact Stephen Buckhout (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is the Chapter’s chief financial officer and is responsible for creating and maintaining current, accurate records of the Chapter’s financial situation and prepares the annual Chapter budget and quarterly financial statements, which are reviewed at Chapter board meetings. The Chapter currently uses QuickBooks software, and it is desired that all candidates for this position will be familiar with or trainable on that or similar accounting software and its use in a cloud environment. Other responsibilities include making bank deposits, paying bills, reconciling bank statements and responding to financial inquiries. Contact Stephen Buckhout (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss.

Volunteer Recognition Program Coordinator

The Chapter is looking for a volunteer to serve in the newly created role of Volunteer Recognition Program Coordinator. This individual will administer our newly expanded Volunteer Recognition Program.  As the Coordinator, this person will be responsible for answering questions from members and the general public about the volunteer recognition program, monitoring self reported volunteer hours, monitoring and vetting nominations for the various award programs and bringing them to the Leadership Development Committee (LDC) for review and approval, and coordinating award articles for the Blazing Star and distribution of awards. As the first person to fill this position, this volunteer will have a significant impact on how the role is structured. The Volunteer Recognition Program Coordinator will provide regular reports to the LDC. For additional information or to apply, contact the Leadership Development Committee Chair, Stephen Buckhout, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (408) 255-6233.

Help with Virtual (Zoom) Events 

Here are a couple wonderful opportunities to get involved, work from home, meet great people and make a difference. Contact Madeline Morrow (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you're interested in these positions.

Q&A Moderator - Assist the programs team with Zoom and YouTube (potentially Facebook Live) in monitoring and queuing up incoming chat questions to be posed back to presenter(s). Our current programs have an average of 50-100+ attendees (and growing!). Various programs and shifts available.

Zoom Co-host - The co-host team for each of our virtual events on Zoom is responsible for monitoring the waiting room, chat and other behind-the-scenes issues. Experience with Zoom is desired but not required. Various programs and shifts available.

 

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Upcoming Events

Sat Aug 07 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sat Aug 07 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tour of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden
Sat Aug 14 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Wed Aug 18 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Paintbrushes in Peril: Rare Castilleja Species of North America
Sat Aug 21 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Fri Aug 27 @ 7:00PM -
Photography Group
Sat Aug 28 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sat Sep 04 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden