Volunteering at Mono lake
If you’re interested in sharing your knowledge of Mono Lake’s natural history with the public, consider becoming a Mono Lake volunteer. Extensive training is provided in late May and early June. Volunteers rove the visitor trails to answer questions or set up a station in one location allowing the visitors to come to them. Call the park office for more information.
What volunteers have said about their experience:
It’s the experience that excels all others with the pleasure of meeting folks from all over the world who, at the end of the boardwalk, look out on the lake and say. "Wow".
Mono Lake is a wonderful place to share with our visitors. Every day the lake and shore are different, so we have the opportunity to always have new experiences.
My favorite way to volunteer at Mono Lake is to prop up my spotting scope along the shore and lure visitors to peek into the scope at some osprey chicks in the nest or phalaropes swimming in circles – that’s how I meet folks from all over the world, learn what they know (and don’t know) about Mono Lake and what to share.
Being a volunteer is so much fun! I enjoy sharing my passion about Mono Lake. It has been and continues to be a wonderful experience. As a volunteer, one can meet so many people, see that the lake is ever changing, learn new things, and spend time in the beautiful Eastern Sierra.
The volunteer training was awesome! It was great learning so much about the Mono Basin and meeting other volunteers who are so passionate about this place.