Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to the City of Poway Blue Sky Ecological Reserve long-term and short-term volunteer program. You will meet people with similar interests, make a positive impact, and contribute significantly to the preservation and enjoyment of our natural areas.


Docents assist year-round in a wide variety of capacities. Whether leading regularly-scheduled nature hikes; working with scout or school groups; helping with special events; habitat restoration projects; or conducting patrols in the Reserve, Blue Sky docents are a dynamic group of people whose assistance is invaluable. Training, using PowerPoints, is self-paced, and free. All applicants over the age of 18 are required to be fingerprinted and participate in CPR/AED/first aid training free of charge.

Apply to become a docent online on the Volunteer Opportunities page.

Short-term Volunteers 

Short-term volunteers can provide up to 20 hours of service annually. A short-term volunteer can assist with invasive species removals, habitat restoration projects, trail and infrastructure repair projects. To apply to be a short-term volunteer, call the Blue Sky office at (858) 668 4781.