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
    16
    Oct, 2019
    Pigeon Point Light Station SHP (Santa Cruz)

    Help us with our ongoing fence restoration project!  We will be removing old fencing to make way for new fencing that will provide safety along the cliffs. Ages 16 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    19
    Oct, 2019
    Topanga State Park (Los Angeles)
    Help complete our work to maintain of the popular Los Liones trail! We will clear the path clear by pruning overgrown vegetation and improve trail drainage to protect the trail from erosion. Ages 12 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).
  • Sat
    19
    Oct, 2019
    CANCELLED: Grover Hot Springs State Park (Alpine)

    Help plant native grasses along the recently constructed ADA trail. We will be digging holes for plants, planting, and watering. Ages 12 and older welcome ( minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    19
    Oct, 2019
    FULL: China Camp State Park (Marin)

    Help us with trail maintenance by clearing vegetation, repairing split rail fencing, and staging gravel for future trail work. There is something for everyone! Please note that trail work can be strenuous. Ages 16 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Tue
    22
    Oct, 2019
    FULL: Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (San Francisco)
    Help us keep the park clean and safe for all visitors! We will pick up trash and trim overgrown vegetation along walkways. Ages 16 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).
  • Wed
    23
    Oct, 2019
    FULL: 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 to ensure visitor safety. Ages 16 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    26
    Oct, 2019
    FULL: Rio De Los Angeles (Los Angeles)

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

  • Sat
    26
    Oct, 2019
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (San Diego)

    Help maintain trails, campgrounds, and other park features. Volunteers ages 14 & older welcome if accompanied by legal guardian.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct, 2019
    Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park (Tulare)

    Join us to repaint historic buildings and seal walkways! Your help will beautify this very special park and preserve it's important history. Ages 10 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).  Free camping is available Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct, 2019
    Chino Hills State Park (Inland Empire)

    Help us maintain the gardens around the Discover Center! We will pull out invasive weeds and ensure the space is clean. Ages 14 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian)

  • Sat
    26
    Oct, 2019
    FULL: Carpinteria State Beach (Santa Barbara)

    Join us to support this beach-side gem! We will help staff with improvements such as fire ring replacement, beach clean up and possibly tackle some painting. Ages 12 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian). Free tent camping may be available.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov, 2019
    China Camp State Park (Marin)

    Help us with trail maintenance by clearing vegetation, repairing split rail fencing, and staging gravel for future trail work. There is something for everyone! Please note that trail work can be strenuous. Ages 16 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    09
    Nov, 2019
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (San Diego)

    Help maintain trails, campgrounds, and other park features. Volunteers ages 14 & older welcome if accompanied by legal guardian. Free Camping is available for volunteers on Friday & Saturday nights. A limited number of RV spots are available (no hookups).

  • Sat
    09
    Nov, 2019
    Silver Strand State Beach (San Diego)

    Help restore coastal dune habitat! We will be removing common invasive plant species by hand. Ages 12 and older welcome (minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    09
    Nov, 2019
    Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (Los Angeles)

    Help us maintain this well used and loved urban park! We will work on habitat restoration and improve trail corridor conditions. Ages 8 and older welcome ( minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

  • Sat
    09
    Nov, 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 focus on planting native species, removing invasive plants, and mulching to maintain the restoration area.