CSPF’s Park Champions Program holds volunteer work days in state parks across California. This program was created in response to the unprecedented budget cuts and closures that California State Parks face right now. In partnership with California State Parks, Park Champions provide consistent, sustainable volunteer support in the areas of park maintenance and beautification.
Park Champions projects improve the quality, safety and preservation of our state parks. Projects in the past year have included trail repair, invasive plant removal, habitat restoration, the rehabilitation of an historic orchard, fence construction, bridge construction, and re-painting park structures. If you enjoy volunteering outdoors, want to work with a fun group of people, and you want to make a difference in our state parks, then become a Park Champion and join us for the next work day happening near you!
Simply click on an event in the calendar, or one of the parks on the map below, to see project details and a signup link.
Green calendar events indicate work days for which you are already assigned.
Once you have signed up for an event, you can expect an email reminder within the week with directions and other details.
To participate, please login or register first.
Anyone under 18 years who attends a Park Champions event must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. It is wise to check in advance if the work planned for the event is appropriate for certain age groups.
Special arrangements for groups of minors interested in volunteering can be made at least 3 weeks in advance with the Program Coordinator. Email Phoebe Oelheim, Program Coordinator, for more information.
Throughout the year Park Champions hold leadership trainings across the state to provide volunteers with an opportunity to build and refine their planning, leadership, and project management skills. Trained Core Leader Volunteers are able to plan and coordinate future Park Champions projects, and lead volunteer crews. Park Champions trainings are led by skilled experts from California State Parks and other organizations.
If you are interested in taking on a leadership role as a Park Champions Core Leader, please contact Phoebe Oelheim, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email Phoebe Oelheim, Program Coordinator, email@example.com, or call (213) 542-2450.