Volunteer

Have fun, meet friends, help keep parks and preserves clean and green.

Community Volunteer Days

Broom Buster pizza parties, yoga day of service, habitat restoration, and more.

Have a few hours? Join a Community Volunteer Day, our most popular program. There are dozens of events throughout the year across all of Marin. Have fun, meet new friends, explore the outdoors, and give back to the special places where you love to hike, run, ride, and play. Sign-up for an email newsletter to learn about volunteer opportunities every month.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?

All ages and abilities are welcome, including beginners, children, and seniors. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

WHAT'S INVOLVED?

Volunteer work varies in physical demand, but for most events we provide a variety of activities suitable for all ages and abilities. Beginners, children, and seniors are welcome. We will let you know in advance if an activity requires heavy physical exertion or will be taking place in a steeper terrain.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Always bring a water bottle, and wear sturdy shoes and comfortable, layered clothes. Parks provides water, gloves, tools, and training. At special events, we may also offer treats, coffee, lunch and sometimes raffle prizes.

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

Open Space Volunteer Coordinator

Greg Reza

(415) 473-3778

Email Greg Reza

Parks Volunteer Coordinator

Kirk Schroeder

(415) 473-2823

Email Kirk Schroeder

Volunteer Patrol

Members of the Volunteer Patrol routinely tour Marin County open space preserves on foot, horseback, or mountain bike, helping educate visitors about land stewardship and Open Space District rules and regulations. They get free special training in local history, resource preservation, and land stewardship. Interested? Read the How To Join the Volunteer Patrol pdf.

  • Complete a volunteer application.
  • Participate in an interview with Parks staff.
  • If selected, take part in orientation and field training.
  • For more information email Ranger Krista Hanoff or call (415) 473-2816.