Volunteer | Cal Parks

When you become a champion for California’s state parks, you help them become more climate resilient, protect wildlife and nature, preserve history and culture, and ensure positive park experiences. 

Volunteer Workdays

Each year, our volunteer program plans over 100 volunteer workdays to benefit nearly 30 parks across California. This includes workdays throughout April in celebration of Earth Day. From Half Moon Bay State Beach to Rio de Los Angeles State Park, you can help protect these priceless resources now and for generations to come. Plus, many projects offer special perks, like guided tours, plant and wildlife education opportunities, and free camping.  

Find a workday near you by viewing our calendar of events. No previous experience is needed to participate in a volunteer workday. All tools and training will be provided. We hope to see you soon!  

Our Community

California State Parks Foundation is committed to Justice, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Our volunteer workdays provide opportunities for all Californians to join our parks community and to give back to our state parks. We strive to create a welcoming and safe space for people from all backgrounds and walks of life at our events. All volunteers who join our workdays are expected to have respect for one another and the land. We ask that all participants join us with a curious mind and caring attitude to help us create a positive impact on our parks and our communities. 



Sign up for a volunteer workday near you! 

Volunteer Core Leaders at Chino Hills State Park.

Volunteer Core Leaders

Join our community of park leaders!


Volunteer Photos

Get an inside look at previous volunteer workdays.



Questions? See our volunteer FAQs. 

Earth Day Cleanup

Earth Day Climate Action

Celebrate Earth Day Climate Action with California State Parks Foundation every April!