Make a difference with San Mateo County Parks stewardship volunteers. Volunteers and park staff work together at different locations each week to restore native habitat and beautify the San Mateo County Parks. Come explore the County Parks while lending a hand with invasive plant removal, planting native plants, and seed collection.
No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Work will be socially distanced and masks are required. We will provide hand sanitizer and tool disinfectant. Please bring a completed Volunteer Agreement.
Registration can be done via VolunteerMatch. Groups of eight or larger need to be confirmed at least seven days in advance. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the Volunteer Agreement signed by a parent or guardian. Youth under 15 are welcome and have to be accompanied by an adult. Once you're registered, we will send you the address to the specific meeting point.
The event may be cancelled due to heavy weather or fire conditions. Please bring your own water. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Dress in layers for varying weather conditions and rain gear if needed. Fulfills community service requirements.
We are very excited to have volunteers out at our parks. However, due to COVID-19 we will be enforcing a strict 15-person per shift limit, as well as social distancing and face-covering protocols. We will provide gloves and hand tools for weeding in addition to hand sanitizer.
On Saturday, April 17th we will be removing invasive broom from beautiful Wunderlich County Park. If you're up for some weeding of invasive plant species to help protect oak woodland habitat, come join us!
Everyday is Earth Day for the San Mateo County Natural Resources team! Come join us Thursday, April 22 to celebrate Earth Day at San Bruno Mountain State and County Park. We’ll be weeding invasive plant species and celebrating with special interpretive talks and a wildflower walk.
Redwood forests include the largest and tallest trees in the world, and they need your help! Come join us Saturday, May 8 to restore lush redwood forest at Sam McDonald County Park. You’ll enjoy wondrous sights of towering, historical redwood trees while weeding invasive plant species.
Coyote Point is home to the threatened Ridgway's rail and many other special shorebirds. Come join us Saturday, May 22 to restore critical marsh habitat at Coyote Point. If you’re up for some weeding of invasive plant species while enjoying relaxing sights and sounds of the bay, check out the details and sign up!