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Volunteer

Quinta Mazatlan has volunteer opportunities for you! There are many projects for adults and teens to discover and help others discover the wonderful world of nature. Consider joining the volunteer family!

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Upcoming Opportunities

Volunteer Gardening Mornings: Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 8:30am-12:00pm

Quinta Mazatlan welcomes volunteers that enjoy getting their hands in the dirt! If it’s your first time volunteering at Quinta Mazatlan, please be sure to fill out this information form and bring it with you. Volunteers that complete 40 hours will receive a special gift in appreciation of their hard work.

What: Projects will include bird feeding, watering gardens, weeding, planting shrubs and trees, trail maintenance, trail building, invasive plant removal, cleaning, and more! You will learn about our unique South Texas plants and wildlife, enjoy a few hours with other generous people, and leave with the satisfaction that you made a difference for wildlife habitat in the Rio Grande Valley.

Who: Anyone who would like to spend some time working outdoors! Whether you need hours for school credits, or just want to donate your time, you are welcome to join us in the garden. 14 years and under with the supervision of a parent or guardian.

What to Bring: Please wear long pants, tennis shoes and socks, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. We also recommend a hat, bug spray, and sunscreen, and encourage you to bring your own, reusable water bottle.

RSVP: If bringing a large group, please let us know so we can prepare projects accordingly. Otherwise– no need to RSVP, just show up!

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Meet new friends
  • Learn rewarding new skills
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done
  • Give back to the community
  • Do something you enjoy
  • Have fun

Individualized Volunteer Projects

  • Special Events- various festivals and programs
  • Fall/Winter Speaker Series (October to April)- assist with visitors
  • Summer Nature Nights (June to August) assist with visitors
  • Scouts Programs on Saturdays- assist with scouts

Group Volunteer Projects

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Seedling and Tree Planting
  • Special Events- various festivals and programs

Youth Service Learning

Are you looking to gain community service hours? We have opportunities for individuals and entire classes, clubs, and honor societies. The service program is a teaching and learning strategy that enriches your life, strengthens the community, and adds diversity to your resume and college applications.

  • Scout, corporate, school groups looking to help! We’ll explore volunteer opportunities for you and your group!

Join our Volunteer Family!

We hope to hear from you soon. Help make a difference by submitting the Volunteer Application to Mr. Joe Zuniga, by Email: jlzuniga@mcallen.net, Fax: (956) 681-3379, or Mail: Quinta Mazatlan, P.O. Box 220 McAllen, TX 78505

Contact Us
Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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