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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2005

CONTACT: Steve Kupsak
Parks & Facilities Manager
951.413.3702

Volunteers needed for park patrol program

The City of Moreno Valley Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers for the Park Patrol Program. Volunteers are needed to assist full-time Park Rangers who manage more than 300 recreational acres, eight miles of multi-use equestrian trails and 200 recreation programs.

"The Park Patrol volunteers will help provide a safe environment for park patrons," said Parks & Facilities Manager, Steve Kupsak. "Park Patrol volunteers will develop a special sense of pride, knowing they are contributing to the community and encouraging families to 'Come Play in Our Parks,'" he said.

The Park Patrol volunteers selected to participate in the program will receive basic training in various subjects related to the position, including public relations, first aid, CPR, policies and procedures, radio communication, and special event assistance. After completion, each Park Patrol volunteer will be issued a uniform, which will include one pair of pants, two shirts, appropriate patches, and a badge, and will be required to serve a minimum of three shifts each month (24-27 hours).

As a Park Patrol volunteer, the goal is to enforce park rules, enhance visitor safety, and promote park programs and visitor services offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. Park Patrol volunteers are required to hold a valid Class C or higher California Driver's License, be 18 years or older, be physically fit to carry 25 pounds, and pass a background investigation (no felony convictions).

Interested candidates may obtain an application from the Parks & Facilities office, located at 15670 Perris Blvd , Moreno Valley. Contact Steve Kupsak or Dean Ristow at 951.413.3702 for additional information.