Presidio Habitat Stewards

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COVID-19 Response: Latest on Volunteer Programs

In compliance with Bay Area shelter-in-place orders, the Parks Conservancy, along with our partners at NPS and The Presidio Trust, will not be offering volunteer programming at this time. We will resume coordinating volunteer activities when public health recommendations allow.

In the meantime, we encourage you to keep an eye on our website for announcements. You can also follow us on our social channels like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or sign up for email updates here.

We sincerely look forward to the day when we can gather and care for our parks together again. Please reach out to volunteer@parksconservancy.org with questions or concerns.

When: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9 am–Noon and Sundays, 10 am–1 pm

Where: Meet at the Temporary Presidio Transit Center a few minutes prior to the start of the program for a prompt departure at the scheduled start time (Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:00 am departure; Sundays, 10:00 am departure). Look for an orange trailer with "VOLUNTEER" on the side as a meeting location landmark.

Habitat Stewards​ help restore and preserve the natural areas of the Presidio of San Francisco. Habitat restoration is a proactive, hands-on way to revitalize damaged ecosystems and promote environmental health! Learn about the plants and animals found in our local creeks, dunes, grasslands, woodlands, and other natural landscapes. Activities often include planting, watering, weeding, or spreading mulch.

Check the Presidio Trust website for additional updates.

Groups

Groups of five or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Fill out the Group Project Request Form.

Age, Skills, What to Bring:

  • To save time on your first visit, please bring a completed Presidio Trust Volunteer Agreement Form (download English, Spanish, Chinese) AND National Park Service Volunteer Agreement Form (download English, Spanish, Chinese​). Our staff also have copies of these forms available on-site, if needed.

  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parental consent section of these forms signed by a parent/legal guardian or they will not be allowed to participate. Please review 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.


Presidio Habitat Stewards Events

Volunteer
Wed, Jul 08 9:00am-12:00pm
Presidio Main Post Transit Center
Help restore natural areas and create important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Volunteer at the Presidio
Volunteer
Sat, Jul 11 9:00am-12:00pm
Alcatraz Historic Garden - Officers' Row
Help restore natural areas and create important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Presidio Intern at Work
Events
Sun, Jul 12 10:00am-1:00pm
Presidio Main Post Transit Center
Help restore natural areas and create important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Volunteer
Wed, Jul 15 9:00am-12:00pm
Presidio Main Post Transit Center
Help restore natural areas and create important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Volunteer at the Presidio
Volunteer
Sat, Jul 18 9:00am-12:00pm
Alcatraz Historic Garden - Officers' Row
Help restore natural areas and create important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Main Post parking lot across from 210 Lincoln Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94129

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