Volunteer

Come volunteer with us and help our state parks stay in tip-top shape. We’re always looking for volunteers to protect biodiversity by removing invasive plants, maintain safe hiking trails by making regular repairs, and keep parks beautiful with painting and landscaping projects. Volunteering with us is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills, and spend a morning outside. Hope you can join us for a workday soon!

Click on a date below to register for an upcoming project. If you need to cancel your attendance or view the events you are signed up for, please click here. You will be asked to enter the name and email address you signed up with. You can also email us at volunteer@calparks.org

Upcoming Workdays
  • Sat
    25
    Jan, 2020
    Rio De Los Angeles State Park (Los Angeles)

    Join us to restore native habitat in partnership with Audubon Center at Debs Park! We will remove invasive plants and plant native plants ( if the weather permits). Ages 8 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by their legal guardian).

  • Fri
    31
    Jan, 2020
    Big Basin Redwoods State Park (Santa Cruz)

    ExtremeTerrain has generously funded this workday to help restore the Skyline to Sea Bypass Trail! We will focus on widening the trail and clearing the path of encroaching roots and other vegetation to ensure visitor safety.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb, 2020
    Chino Hills State Park ( Inland Empire)

    Help maintain and restore the parks amphitheater, barn, and other park features! Projects may include wood varnishing and painting. Ages 14 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian)

  • Sat
    08
    Feb, 2020
    Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook ( Los Angeles)

    Help restore native habitat in the park!  Learn about native plants, invasive pland and get your hands dirty at this urban park with a beautiful view of the city. Ages 8 and older welcome ( minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    15
    Feb, 2020
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park ( San Diego)

    Help maintain trails, campgrounds, and other park features. Ages 14 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian). Free (tent/RV) camping is available for volunteers on Friday and Saturday nights. To reserve your camping spot, please email us at volunteer@calparks.org.

  • Sat
    15
    Feb, 2020
    Half Moon Bay State Beach ( San Mateo)

    Help with our ongoing habitat rehabilitation project! We will be planting California native plants at Dunes Beach. All ages are welcome. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

  • Sat
    22
    Feb, 2020
    Rio De Los Angeles State Park (Los Angeles)

    Join us to restore native habitat in partnership with Audubon Center at Debs Park! We will remove invasive plants and plant native plants ( if the weather permits). Ages 8 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by their legal guardian).

  • Fri
    06
    Mar, 2020
    Fort Ord Dunes State Park ( Monterey)

    Help restore native habitat! So far, about 200 acres have been restored that supports the wildlife that call this park home (such as the smiths blue butterfly, snowy plovers, & the legless lizard).

  • Sat
    07
    Mar, 2020
    Malibu Creek State Park (Los Angeles)

    Help maintain and restore popular park trails! Ages 12 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    07
    Mar, 2020
    Picacho State Recreation Area (Imperial County)

    Join us & Friends4Picacho for a two-day (Sat-Sun) event at this unique park along the river! We will work on maintenance projects to keep the park safe & beautiful for visitors. Free camping Friday - Sunday.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar, 2020
    Salton Sea State Recreation Area (Mecca)

    Help us keep the park safe and beautiful! We will be work on maintenance repairs. Free camping Friday and Saturday nights for registered volunteers. The Sea and Desert Interpretive Association will provide free kayaking after the workday (weather permitting).