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South Coast Stewards Application 2022


Thank you for your interest in the University of California ANR South Coast REC Stewards Program.

Applicants will be chosen  based on their interest in volunteering to extend UC ANR research-based information to youth and adults through educational programming in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, integrated pest management, and food security creating awareness recognizing the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives.

This application is for the 2022 year, which will begin the Spring of 2022. We encourage you to make a thoughtful and complete application that fully represents you. Once all applications are received we will contact all interested applicants for an interview.

All applications must be submitted on, or before February 18, 2022 to be considered as a South Coast Steward. If you have any problems/questions regarding the application, please email for assistance.

Following the review process, applicants will receive an email notification by February 28, 2022. 

Requirements to become a South Coast Steward:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A resident of Orange County
  • Willingness to learn and share UC based research information to youth and adults. 
  • Complete Live Scan fingerprinting and agree to a background check before beginning the program.
  • If driving on behalf of the program, have a valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance.
  • Complete and sign an Adult Volunteer Code of Conduct/Responsibilities and Rights Form.
  • Complete and sign a Waiver of Liability Form.
  • Abide by all policies of the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Perform (50) hours of volunteer service and (6) hours of continuing education annually.
  • Record volunteer hours online as instructed.

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It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at Inquiries regarding ANR’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UCANR, Affirmative Action Compliance & Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750- 1343.


The following information is requested to comply with Federal reporting requirements for Cooperative Extension programs. Furnishing the information is voluntary; there is no penalty for not providing it.


In compliance with the California Information Practices Act of 1977, the following information is provided: The information on this form is being requested by the University of California ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center for use in the South Coast Stewardship. The individual completing this form may make inquiries concerning use of the information collected and may ask to review the form as well as other non-confidential personal information maintained on record by contacting the local UC ANR REC Director, REC Superintendent or REC Community Educator Specialist.

Information on this form is being requested under the authority of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 covering Cooperative Extension activities and Article Ix, Section 9 of the State of California Constitution covering the University of California. Ethnic information is requested to maintain compliance with Title VI of the civil Rights Act of 1964 and sex information is requested to maintain compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Statistical information on this form is being collected to satisfy the U.S. Department of Agriculture Extension Service reporting requirements for Affirmative Action and the Federal Affirmative Action Program Report. Statistical information includes sex, ethnic information and residence location. Submission of the above noted information is voluntary and if the information is not submitted by the source, the county master gardener staff may use his or her judgment to complete the information and satisfy Federal reporting requirements. Other personal information on this form is being collected to provide the UC ANR South Coast REC staff with information to assist in program planning. This information consists of name, address, phone and email in addition to your skill set assessment.

South Coast Steward Program Application Questions


Following the review process, accepted applicants will be notified by February 28th, 2022. Please do not contact us prior to that time for a status update as we will not have information available until all applications are reviewed.

Please be sure to click the "Submit Application" button below to save your answers and submit your application