How Can You Join?

To join we need a completed application and membership dues for the first year. Please contact us for more information and a copy of the application.

Who Can Join?

We invite anybody interested in the issues and topics we focus our efforts on to join. Members must be able to dedicate enough time to participate and make a difference in the organization.

Benefits of Joining/Volunteer to improve your health

Volunteering is good for others...and your health! Studies show that people who volunteer are less likely to develop high blood pressure and heart disease. In addition to reducing depression and having lower mortality rates, people who volunteer experience an overall greater sense of satisfaction.*

Gain some perspective and feel-good emotions by devoting some of your free time to volunteer work. Your kind efforts will benefit both your community and your health.

Our members are close friends and we have a great time when we get together. Of course we also have a common interest, and we hope to further our cause. To our Docents and volunteers we offer free to big discounts to our language classes and workshops, we offer a sliding scale. Work in kind, we need volunteers in these areas:
• Docents to give tours 
• Maintenance of the indigenous Gardens
• Adopt an Animal or a Plant 
• Building Villages-collecting willow & tule
• After School Programs
• Day Camps
• Overnight Camping
• Pow Wows
• Ceremonies-summer/fall/winter/spring
• Elder Gatherings 
• Working with "Kids at Risk"
• White Bison
• Warrior Down 
• Canoe Building
• Joining the Maritime Crew
• Workshops
• Phone Tree
• Fundraising
• Events 
• Promotion 
• Grant Writing
• Talking Circles
• SongFest
• Sweat Lodges
• Food/Kitchen/Pot Luck
• Hospitality
• Printing/Signs
• Set up maintain our calendar
• Animal Rescue- help feed and clean cages 
• Lawyers
• Writers
• Architects
• Researchers
• Linguists  
• Film Makers
• Buying Land
• Carpenters, Contractors
• Donations

Keepers of Indigenous Ways, Inc. 501 (c) (3)

Volunteer Card

Name: _______________________________________________

Age: _________________________________________________

Sex: _________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________



Emergency Contact:___________________________________



Employer Address:

Telephone #:


Education completed:     Jr. High School      High School        College


Special skills, abilities, languages etc:



Special interests, clubs, hobbies etc:

(use reverse side if needed)

Transportation:    bike           bus           car           other (specify)



Parent Permission (Volunteers under 18)


I hereby allow___________________________________________, my son/daughter, to participate in the Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District program.


Signature of Parent: ________________________________Date:______________


All Volunteers


I understand that my services are being offered on a voluntary basis without anticipation of financial enumeration and I shall indemnify and hold harmless the Keepers of Indigenous Ways, Inc. 501 (c) (3), its Boards and Members and their officers, agents and employees from and against all claims, demands, loss or liability of any kind or nature for any possible injury incurred during volunteer service.

Signature of parent (if volunteer under 18 yrs)_______________________________


Signature of applicant____________________________________________________

click here to download Volunteer Form

We are always looking for people interested in joining our organization. Email form to or mail to Keepers of Indigenous Ways P.O. Box 2225, San Pedro, Ca.90731