Marin Headlands Nursery

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Wed, Aug 21, 2024 1:00pm-4:00pm
A group collects seed in a grassland. A volunteer holds a tray of seeds.

When: 3rd Wednesdays, 1–4 pm (registration by email); one Saturday per month.

Where: Marin Headlands Nursery

Come grow with us! Perched above Rodeo Lagoon, the Marin Headlands Nursery immerses volunteers in the beauty of the park as we ensure that each plant gets the care it needs to thrive.

Depending on the week and season, volunteers may be transplanting seedlings, pruning plants, processing seeds for the next growing season, maintaining the facility, or doing other fun outdoor activities. Join us to help grow our national park!

The Marin Headlands Nursery has an evolving and welcoming group of "Regulars" who come on Wednesday afternoons. If you're looking to join this community, we're asking for a loose commitment of about six Wednesday afternoons ideally within one year of joining. This group is dedicated to nuturing community and caring for one another, which may include masking and socially distancing more than you may see elsewhere. To join us, please email Robin Binaoro at  to be invited to our next new Wednesday volunteer date.

    Check the Marin Headlands Nursery volunteer homepage for program updates and cancellations.


    Nursery programs are limited in capacity. Groups of five or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Visit our Groups volunteer page to learn more.

    Age, Skills, What to Bring:

    • Volunteers ages 10 and up are welcome. Read our Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF) for youth under the age of 15.
    • We'll be working rain or shine. 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.

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    Upcoming Event Dates

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    Wed, 08/21/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM
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    Wed, 09/18/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM
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    Wed, 10/16/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM
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    Wed, 11/20/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM
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    Wed, 12/18/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM

    Past Event Dates

    Wed, 07/17/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Wed, 05/15/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Wed, 04/17/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Wed, 03/20/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Wed, 02/21/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Wed, 01/17/2024 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Wed, 12/20/2023 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Wed, 11/15/2023 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Wed, 10/18/2023 1:00PM-4:00PM
    Wed, 09/20/2023 1:00PM-4:00PM

    Contact us!

    For general questions regarding volunteer programs, contact us at (415) 561-3044 or

    You can also view the Volunteer FAQ page for more information.

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