Due to the COVID-19 pandemic health emergency, volunteer training at Henry W. Coe State Park has been cancelled for 2020. With volunteer activities suspended, park facilities closed, and many of our volunteer trainers in high risk groups, it will not be practical to plan and conduct this year's volunteer training.
We will continue to follow the direction of state park staff on the COVID-19 situation and offer volunteer training activities when appropriate. Please monitor this website and the Henry W. Coe State Park page on California State Parks website for updates.
Those of us in the volunteer community at Henry W Coe State Park are disappointed that we will not be able to conduct this year's training, something that we very much enjoy. We look forward to sharing the park's wonders, in classroom settings and out in the park, every year with an enthusiastic group of new volunteers. We hope that the COVID-19 situation passes and allows us to conduct the training in the fall of 2021.
Love Coe Park? You can help us keep it beautiful and available to all by becoming a Coe Volunteer.
Meet new friends and learn new skills. We have a place for you.
Henry W. Coe State Park Uniformed Volunteers help the staff and Rangers in so many ways. We help build and maintain the trails you walk/ride/bike on. We lead walks on many topics, including wildflowers, birds, fungi, trees, geology, animal tracking, photography, sketching and nature journaling. Even night hikes to listen for owls and head to viewpoints where together we watch the park change as the sun sets. We host unique events for park visitors including the Tarantula Festival (October 5th this year), Ranch Day, Raincoats & Rubber Boots, Mother's Day Breakfast, 5k/10K Fun Run and the Backcountry Weekend. We staff the Visitor Center and help you plan your adventures.
Want to share your passion for nature? Ready to help preserve the park? Join us! We have a place for you in the Uniformed Volunteer Program.
Joining the Program
50 hours of training includes volunteer duties, history and the physical environment of the park, plants and animals, interacting with park visitors, and a weekend touring the backcountry.
In 2019 training dates (all required) were as follows:
- Saturday, September 7
- Saturday, September 14
- Saturday, September 28
- Saturday/Sunday, October 12/13
- Saturday, October 26
- Saturday, November 9
- Plus one day of your choice in the Coe Park Headquarters Visitor Center
There will be more training opportunities, all optional, for the Mounted Assistance Unit, Coe Park Mountain Bike Patrol, Trail and Springs Maintenance, Foot Patrol, and Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs.