Volunteer

As you may have noticed, we have a brand new look! Our volunteer web page is currently in transition. We will continue to make improvements to the volunteer registration process over the next two months. Thank you for your patience during this time. If you have any questions, please email us at volunteer@calparks.org.

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, please email us at volunteer@calparks.org.

Upcoming Workdays
  • Wed
    11
    Dec, 2019
    Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (San Francisco)

    Help us with maintenance projects in the main parking lot. We will repair fences and pick up trash and debris to keep this busy area of the park clean and safe. Ages 16 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    14
    Dec, 2019
    Malibu Creek State Park (Los Angeles)

    Help improve the parks trails system! We will be restoring trail stairs that have been impacted by recent fires and ensure trail alignments are in place before the winter rains begin. Ages 12 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    14
    Dec, 2019
    Trinidad State Beach (Humboldt)

    Help restore Sitka spruce forest and coastal scrub habitats by removing invasive plants! All ages welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian). Free camping is available Friday & Saturday nights (tent only) at nearby Patrick's Point State Park.

  • Sat
    14
    Dec, 2019
    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
    14
    Dec, 2019
    Half Moon Bay State Beach (San Mateo)

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

  • Sat
    14
    Dec, 2019
    Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (San Francisco)

    Help us with ongoing habitat restoration efforts led by our partners Literacy for Environmental Justice. We will plant native plants, remove invasive plants and mulch to maintain the restoration area. Ages 14 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Wed
    18
    Dec, 2019
    Pigeon Point Lighthouse State Historic Park (San Mateo County)

    Help us with our ongoing fence restoration project!  We will be spreading gravel along the newly  competed fence line. Ages 16 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Wed
    18
    Dec, 2019
    Fort Ord Dunes State Park (Monterey)

    Help us continue our transformation of the park from ice-plant dominated dunes to native habitat! We will remove invasive plant species to ensure animals  like snowy plovers & legless lizards thrive in the park. Ages 12 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Fri
    03
    Jan, 2020
    Los Angeles State Historic Park (Los Angeles)

    Join us to restore native habitat in the park! We are partnering with the park's Weed Warriors program to learn about native plants, invasive plants and to get our hands dirty at this urban park with beautiful views of the city.

  • Wed
    08
    Jan, 2020
    Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (San Francisco)

    Help us improve park safety by repairing fencing along the main parking lot. Ages 16 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian)

  • Sat
    11
    Jan, 2020
    Chino Hills State Park ( Inland Empire)

    Help us improve park trails! We will work to keep the pathways clear and safe for all visitors. Ages 14 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian)

  • Sat
    11
    Jan, 2020
    Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook ( Los Angeles)

    Help restore native habitat in the park!  Learn about native plants, invasive plants 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).

  • Sun
    12
    Jan, 2020
    Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (Santa Cruz)

    Tree trimming crews have come through the campgrounds and now it's our turn to help clear up! We will lop, saw, clip, and clean up tree trimmings. All ages welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian). Free tent camping available Saturday night.

  • Sat
    18
    Jan, 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
    18
    Jan, 2020
    Half Moon Bay State Beach ( San Mateo)

    Help with our ongoing habitat rehabilitation project! We will be planting California native plants along the coast at Francis Beach. All ages are welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • 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)

    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. Ages 16 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    15
    Feb, 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).