The LINC School-Year Program aims to provide new and challenging outdoor adventures for Bay Area youth who dedicate extracurricular hours to habitat restoration in the Golden Gate National Parks. Through shared team-building experiences and opportunities, we hope to build a year-round youth stewardship community who may become leaders through both service and adventure.
Who is eligible?
Any young person from the Bay Area between the ages of 14–19 is welcome to join us on any of our LINC school-year adventures. All you need to do is complete the number of volunteer hours required for your desired trip and record it in this volunteer hour log (DOC) (you will need to have the volunteer manager sign your log at the end of each program you attend).
How do I volunteer?
Join us at any of our Drop-In Volunteer Programs which occur almost every day of the week in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties. Also, be sure to check out our special Teens on Trails events—just for young people on school-holidays. Our next Teens on Trails event is on President’s Day Weekend (Feb. 18) at 9:30 am at Lands End.
Remember, if this is your first time volunteering with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, you must fill out our volunteer waiver (PDF) and have it signed by your legal guardian (if under 18).
LINC Snowboarding Adventure: March 3rd >>
Join us on our first ever LINC School-Year Snowboarding trip! All snowboarding experience levels are welcome, even first-timers! Participants receive free lift tickets, professional snowboard school instruction, rental equipment, a $15 lunch voucher, and snow-appropriate clothing. Transportation is provided from Building 34 S Fort Mason to Heavenly Mountain Resort, Tahoe and back. For more information and to register click here.
LINC Kayak Overnight on Angel Island: April 6–7 >>
Not interested in the snow? Well, come out with us on the water for this exciting paddling trip to Angel Island! With professional sea kayaking guides from Environmental Traveling Companions, we will paddle two- and three-person kayaks to Angel Island while enjoying dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline, and the abundant marine wildlife of the bay. For more information and to register, click here.