Pitch in with your team

Group Volunteer Projects

Schedule a project for your school, non-profit, club, youth group, faith group, etc.

ALERT: During the government shutdown due to a lapse in federal appropriations, most park volunteer programs are canceled, with the exception of those at the Presidio operated by the Presidio Trust, and those with California State Parks, Marin County Parks, and the Marin Municipal Water District. During a federal lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service (NPS) is prohibited from allowing or coordinating volunteer activities. Also, access to federal parklands closed during a shutdown is prohibited. Activities may not resume until a federal appropriation to fund the NPS is passed. Please refer to our calendar of events for the latest program updates, and click here to learn more about how you can help during the shutdown.

Gather your crew of folks and work together on a fun service project that makes a difference in your parks and community! Our volunteer programs are great team experiences for community organizations, youth groups, schools, and faith groups. Take a break from your routine, get outside, get your hands dirty, and enjoy your spectacular national parks next door.

No experience necessary. We provide all of the tools, training, and leadership.

Corporate Groups, visit our Corporate Volunteering page.

3-Hour Volunteer Projects Include:

  • Teambuilding

  • Energizing Activity

  • Hands-On Learning

Types of Volunteer Projects:

  • Beach Cleanups

  • Habitat Restoration

  • Historic Gardens

  • Historic Landscapes

  • Native Plant Nurseries

  • Trail Maintenance

Scheduling a Group Program

Select a project(s) from our List of Available Projects.

Submit a Group Project Request Form and let us know the project(s) you would like to join.

If you do not find a fit from our available projects, you can request an alternative custom project. We schedule custom requests at least 1-2 months out, so please select dates accordingly.

If you selected an available project(s), we will respond to you in 2-3 business days with confirmation and details. 

For an alternative custom request, it will take a bit longer. 

Please note, spring is our busiest season—all requests may take longer than usual.

Once you receive a confirmation, share the details with your team. Make sure your team is prepared to be outside, to get dirty, and to have a great day in the parks. Onsite, you’ll be working alongside experienced park staff and interns. All necessary instruction, tools, and gloves will be provided.

More information


Contact us at volunteer@parksconservancy.org or 415-561-3044.

Thank you for your service and support! It takes many hands to care for and preserve our parks. We look forward to working with you and your team!

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.

You Can Ensure That Our Parks Will Always Welcome All

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