Date & Time:

This is a special program for youth throughout the academic school year on the last Saturday of each month, October thru April, 10am - 1pm.

If you are interested in bringing a group out during the summer months, May thru September, please contact Katie Teschler at


Saturday, October 27th: Come out and learn how to install thimble-eye fencing to protect beautiful native dune habitat surrounding the Golden Gate Overlook at the breathtaking Presidio Bluffs. Meeting LocationLangdon Court 
Saturday, November 24th: No program
Saturday. December 29th: No program  

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Be a part of a trail legacy by volunteering with Teens on Trails. Our program creates a unique opportunity for teenagers to experience the beauty of a different National Park site each month, while connecting with other teens from around the Bay Area. Volunteer activities vary for each program, but include tasks such as resurfacing trail, restoring native habitat, repairing fences, and cutting back brush along the trails.  

Programs are scheduled on the last Saturday of each month, October thru April, and we encourage youth to join us and bring their friends, classmates, or school club out to help improve park trails! Fulfill school required community service hours and have a blast with friends, all while helping to restore your national park.


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 agreement form (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.
  • Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring 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.


The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.