Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service 2023

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2020 MLK Day of Service

When: Friday, January 13th, 2023 - Monday January 16th, 2023

Where: Project locations vary throughout the GGNRA. See below for more details and view park closure information.

Registration: Scroll down to browse project options and to register. Registration is required.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, and we'll be celebrating the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy all weekend with volunteer projects starting on Friday, Jan. 13. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all to volunteer to improve their communities. Join on your own, grab a friend, or bring some family to help grow and restore these spectacular parklands! Check out the options below and sign up to get more details.


Friday, January 13th

  • 10am-noon, San Francisco Habitat Stewards (Crissy Field) - Register Here

  • CANCELLED 10am-1pm, Rancho Corral de Tierra Habitat Stewards 

  • CANCELLED 9am-noon, Habitat Restoration at Fort Baker 

Saturday, January 14th

  • 9am-Noon, Presidio Habitat Stewards - Register Here

  • CANCELLED 10am-1pm, Presidio Nursery 

  • CANCELLED 9am-noon, Lands End Landscaping and Habitat Restoration (SF)

Sunday, January 15th

  • 9am-Noon, Fort Mason Maintenance - Register Here (Project is FULL - sign up to join the waitlist)

  • 10am-1pm, Habitat Restoration Team (Marin) - Register Here

Monday, January 16th

  • 10am-1pm, Baker Beach Habitat Restoration - Register Here (Project is FULL - sign up to join the waitlist)


Groups of five or more require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Please review the List of Available Projects and fill out the Group Project Request Form.

Looking to learn more? Check out the list of resources below. 

COVID-specific Guidelines

  • Stay home and DO NOT attend if you:
    • Have any illness symptoms
    • Have tested positive for COVID-19
    • Suspect you have had contact with a COVID-19 positive case
  • Face coverings and social distancing are encouraged, but not required.

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.


    Volunteer at work in Lands End
    Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the San Francisco Habitat Stewards. Become a habitat steward and help restore unique San Francisco coastal habitat.
    Volunteer at the Presidio
    Presidio Transit Center
    Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the Presidio Habitat Stewards. Help restore natural areas and create important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco.
    Volunteers work with manzanita cuttings
    Presidio Native Plant Nursery
    Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the Presidio Native Plant Nursery. Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
    Volunteer removing litter at Ocean Beach
    Fort Mason Flagpole
    Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the Golden Gate Historic Landscaping and Maintenance Team. Help with vegetation management and site improvements along the San Francisco Shoreline.
    Habitat Restoration in Tennessee Valley
    Battery Alexander Trailhead
    Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the Habitat Restoration Team. Help restore and protect critical natural areas from the Marin Headlands to Bolinas Ridge.

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