Volunteers removing ice plant at Fort Miley

Lend a hand in your parks

Weekly Volunteer Programs

Volunteer on your own, with your family, or a few friends

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Explore the program options below, sign-up, and join a project!

•    For Groups larger than five, please visit Group Volunteer Projects.
•    For Internships and other longer-term volunteer roles, visit Individual Service Positions.

Golden Gate Beaches
Help keep Ocean Beach and our San Francisco coastline beautiful, clean, and safe for all.

Habitat Restoration Team 
When: Sundays, 9:30 am–2:30 pm
Where: Marin, locations vary
Help restore and monitor critical natural areas from the Marin Headlands to Bolinas Ridge.

Invasive Plant Patrol
Hiking with a mission – help find and remove new infestations of invasive weeds while exploring the parks.

Presidio Habitat Stewards 
When: Saturdays, 9 am–noon
Where: Presidio of San Francisco
Help restore natural areas and create important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco.

Park Stewardship Marin
Help us restore critical habitat for endangered species, including the Coho salmon and Mission blue butterfly.

Park Stewardship San Francisco
Help us ensure local rare species and unique ecological communities will be here for generations to come.

Park Stewardship San Mateo
Help us restore critical habitat to sustain local rare species and unique ecological communities.

Alcatraz Historic Gardens 
When: Wednesdays and Thursday, 8 am–Noon
Help restore and maintain gardens once tended by the island’s military and penitentiary residents—add life, color, and vibrancy to the Rock.
 
Black Point Historic Gardens 
When: Fridays, 9 am–Noon, and Thursdays, 2-5 pm
Where: Fort Mason, San Francisco
Help us restore the long-neglected gardens of East Black Point, a spectacular park site tucked away above the bustling San Francisco waterfront.

Golden Gate Landscaping and Maintenance
Help restore and maintain historic landscapes and cultural resources along the shoreline of San Francisco.

Marin Historic Landscape and Facilities Stewardship
Help restore and maintain the historic Nike Missile Site.

Presidio Forest Stewards 
When: Fridays, 9 am–Noon
Where: Presidio of San Francisco
Help tend to the health of the Presidio’s historic forests, as well as repair and maintain the park trails and pathways.

Learn to grow and care for native plants from seed, while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

Fort Funston Nursery

Marin Headlands Nursery

Presidio Nursery

Golden Gate Trail Stewardship
Get ready for a workout and work alongside the Trail Crew to help restore and maintain the parks’ extensive trail system.

Teens on Trails
Just for teens – this is a great way to explore your local national park, meet other Bay Area teens, and help restore trails.


Volunteer Events

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Volunteer on Alcatraz Island
Events
Wed, Dec 08 8:00am-12:00pm
Alcatraz Gardens
Help restore and maintain gardens once tended by the island’s military and penitentiary residents—add life, color, and vibrancy to the Rock.
Volunteer on Alcatraz Island
Events
Thu, Dec 09 8:00am-12:00pm
Alcatraz Gardens
Help restore and maintain gardens once tended by the island’s military and penitentiary residents—add life, color, and vibrancy to the Rock.
Volunteers Working in Black Point Historic Gardens
Events
Thu, Dec 09 2:00pm-5:00pm
Black Point Meeting Location
Help us restore the long-neglected gardens of East Black Point, a spectacular park site tucked away above the bustling San Francisco waterfront.
Presidio Volunteer
Events
Fri, Dec 10 9:00am-12:00pm
Presidio Transit Center
Help tend to the health of the Presidio’s historic forests.
Volunteers Working in Black Point Historic Gardens
Events
Fri, Dec 10 9:00am-12:00pm
Black Point Meeting Location
Help us restore the long-neglected gardens of East Black Point, a spectacular park site tucked away above the bustling San Francisco waterfront.

More Information

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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!

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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