Days vary (October–March) 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Teens on Trails Dates for 2013:
- Mar 29 (Friday) - Cesar Chavez Day, trail maintenance at Fort Funston (meet at main parking lot)
Teens on Trails provides local students with opportunities to work alongside National Park Service employees in some of the Bay Area’s most majestic park locations and work on a variety of trail restoration projects.
Work days are scheduled on school holidays and we encourage youth to join us and bring their friends, classmates or school club out to help improve park trails!
Volunteering on trails is fun, rewarding, great exercise and provides community service hours that many students need to graduate high school. Volunteer activities vary for each work day, but include tasks such as resurfacing trail, restoring native habitat, fixing fences, and cutting back brush along the trail.
This program is great for those who are looking for an introduction to the local national parks, enjoy spending time outdoors, and want to meet other Bay Area teens with these similar interests!
Locations vary each month – contact us for details.
Drop-in individuals are welcome. Registration is not required for participation, but highly encouraged.
Groups of five or more may require special arrangements. Fill out the Group Project Request Form or contact us for more information. Group projects must be confirmed in advance.
Age, Skills, What to Bring:
- Volunteers ages 15 and up are welcome.
- Adult supervision is required for teens 14 and younger.
- Bring your volunteer waiver (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.
- Please wear clothes that can get dirty, long pants, closed-toe shoes, layers for changing weather, and rain gear if necessary. Also, bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
- No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.