Volunteer Core Leaders | Cal Parks

California State Parks Foundation’s volunteer program provides meaningful opportunities for communities to give back to their state parks. We host projects throughout the state with leadership from volunteers like you! At each park, we have Volunteer Core Leaders who are ambassadors for our organization. They develop a rapport with park staff, get to know the unique culture and needs of their park, and support workdays. Volunteer Core Leader teams work closely with our program staff, state park staff, and other partners to plan and lead volunteer workdays.  

Join us if you want to deepen your connection to your state parks and have an interest in helping us build a community of park supporters! 

Volunteer Core Leaders help us ...  

  • Plan and promote events in their communities 

  • Manage registration and waivers 

  • Welcome volunteers  

  • Coordinate snacks and lunch 

  • Take photos of our events 

  • Collect event metrics  

  • Write post-event reports 

Upcoming Virtual Trainings

To become a Volunteer Core Leader, joining a Volunteer Core Leader Training session is required.

For more information and to find out about dates for upcoming Volunteer Core Leader trainings, please reach out to our program staff at volunteer@calparks.org.

Volunteer core leaders at Montana de Oro

Become a Core Leader

Apply to be a Volunteer Core Leader today!


Need more information?

Learn more about the Volunteer Core Leader role.


The Importance of our Volunteer Core Leaders

The volunteer core leaders work closely with California State Parks Foundation staff and park staff to accomplish key projects and achieve a quality volunteer experience.   

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