It's fun. It's healthy. It makes a difference. And it's easy to get started! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, including many that do not require training.
With 80,000 acres of park land, we need your help as we work towards our vision of Parks For All Forever.
Upcoming Opportunities & Events >>
Search the calendar and sign-up for volunteer opportunities and events in the Golden Gate National Parks.
Get involved in one of our regular weekly drop-in programs. We offer a variety of opportunities throughout San Francisco, the Presidio, Marin, and San Mateo County.
Volunteer programs are a great team-building experience for corporate groups, community organizations, youth groups, and schools. For groups of 5 or more, we can help you find the right activity.
Youth & Family Opportunities >>
Explore the park with friends and family. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities suitable for teens, young people, and families.
Internships & Long-Term Volunteers >>
Apply for a long-term volunteer opportunity or internship in restoration ecology, inventory and monitoring, education and outreach, trail work, and more.
Park Academy Classes >>
Learn in the parks! We offer special classes for park volunteers, members, interns, and staff. Classes are scheduled year-round and cover a wide range of topics.
Test your knowledge of 10 common tools from the top-secret Fort Miley tool shed. more >>
The school year’s just begun, but for students it’s not too early to think about summer internship opportunities! Read about two young people who enjoyed their LINC internship so much last summer that they came back to the park this past summer—as Presidio nursery interns. more >>
More About Volunteering
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- Growing Gains: Reflections from Two Nursery Youth Interns
- Coastal Cleanup Day 2014: Let’s Make Trash Extinct
- Give Back and Take Four Volunteering Benefits
- National Trails Day: Honor Your Trails
- New Podcast: Nurturing Communities of Plants—and Volunteers
- Golden Gate National Parks BioBlitz Reaches New Heights
- Two Ways “TLC” Brightens the Future for Mount Tam
- One Finch, Two Firs, Red Fox, Blue Fish
- Beyond BioBlitz: Project WISE Youth Bring Science to the Parks