CANCELED: MLK Day of Service 2019

Due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, all MLK Day projects are canceled. 

Mon, Jan 21
volunteer; MLK Day

Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Parks and help grow and restore these spectacular parklands. It’s fun, it’s healthy, and it makes a difference—the perfect way to pitch in on a momentous day, launching a new year in our national parks. Bring the whole family and rally your friends!

This is a rain or shine event. Please dress appropriately!

All projects are canceled

Due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, all MLK Day projects are canceled. 

Marin

Muir Beach: Habitat Restoration
Improve vital habitat for the coho salmon and other wildlife through planting and weeding projects.
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 10 and up are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.

Stinson Beach: Beach Cleanup
Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline in Marin.
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.

San Mateo

Rancho Corral de Tierra: Habitat Restoration
Help restore grassland habitat for the endangered Hickman’s potentilla by planting native grasses and flowering plants.
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, ages 8 and up are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.

San Francisco

Fort Funston: Habitat Restoration
Plant native seedlings in rare dune habitat and clear brush on trails from winter storms at Fort Funston.
Time: 9am-noon
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 8 and up are welcome for the habitat restoration project. Ages 14 and up for the trail project. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.

Ocean Beach: Historic Landscape Maintenance
Paint the historic O'Shaughnessy seawall to protect the important structure for years to come. Landscaping projects will be planned instead if rain is forecasted.
Time: 9am-noon
Age requirement: Ages 14 and up. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.

Fort Mason: Historic Landscape and Site Maintenance
Join NPS Garderners at Fort Mason to help out with a variety of projects including vegetation removal and pruning at historic Black Point Battery, caring for native plants in the gardens of the Great Meadow, and sprucing up the site by removing litter. 
Time: 9 am -noon
Age requirement: Ages 10 and up.

Black Point at Fort Mason: Gardening
Volunteer to help restore scenic garden paths recently freed from decades of overgrowth at Black Point. Projects include weeding, pruning, and uncovering buried walkways.
Time: 9 am -noon
Age requirement: Ages 12 and up.

Aquatic Park: Coastal Cleanup
Join San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and Aquarium of the Bay for a community and bay cleanup at Aquatic Park.
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.

Ocean Beach: Beach Cleanup at Stairwell # 17
Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline. This project will focus on the northern section of Ocean Beach.
Time: 10 am–noon
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.

Age, Skills, What to Bring:

  • Age requirement varies by project. Read our Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF) for youth under the age of 15.

  • Bring your completed 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.

  • 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.

Upcoming Event Dates

Mon, 01/21/2019

Contact Information

For questions, contact us at (415) 561-3044 or volunteer@parksconservancy.org. You can also view the Volunteer FAQ page for more information.

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More than ever, we need public lands where communities can come together