Volunteer

You can have fun outdoors, learn about the Bay and help us protect it by joining one of our on-the-Bay programs. Sign up below to volunteer to restore natural wetland habitats by hand at several sites around San Francisco Bay.

Please let us know if you are interested in scheduling a special volunteer program for your corporate or community group.

Bayside Beautification at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Wed Dec 7, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Volunteer with Save The Bay and lend a hand in re-establishing the wetlands that the Bay needs to be healthy. Join us at the nursery to help our seedlings grow big and strong, ensuring that they are ready to be planted in our restoration sites. While you’re at it you’ll learn about plants with interesting names like sticky monkey flower and fleshy jaumea!

Get In the Holiday Spirit at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Dec 14, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

‘Tis the season to give back to your local community! Join us at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery for a little holiday greenery. You can help us reach our goal of raising and planting 30,000 native plants along the shoreline this winter. The benefits of this restoration will be received by people and wildlife alike!

Break for the Bay at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Dec 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and volunteer with Save the Bay! Help us reach our goal of planting 30,000 native plants along the shoreline this winter. These plants will help to improve water quality and restore habitat for native wildlife.

Celebrate Bay Area Birds at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Jan 4, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2017
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Teeming with great egrets, canvasbacks, godwits, willets, black-necked stilts, and long-billed curlews the San Francisco Bay is the perfect place to celebrate National Bird Day! Volunteering at the native plant nursery this week means you are helping to restore wetlands that provide essential habitat to millions of birds that migrate along the Pacific Flyway. By helping us plant their favorite native species, you provide shelter, food, and nesting materials to get them through winter’s rainy days.

Get Started on New Year’s Resolutions at Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Jan 11, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2017
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Contribute to wetland restoration this Wednesday at the Palo Alto Baylands! Bay Area wetlands are essential to maintaining the quality of life for people and animals alike. In addition to providing habitat and sustenance for various animals, healthy wetlands provide valuable services for humans, such as flood protection and water filtration. By volunteering with us and planting native seedlings, you will help to ensure this wetland continues to provide these invaluable services to all.

Show Off Your Green Thumb at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Jan 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2017
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Bring out your inner gardener and spend the morning with us planting native seedlings in the Palo Alto Baylands. These seedlings will grow to provide habitat for endangered species such as the Ridgway’s rail and salt marsh harvest mouse, as well as numerous other species that live in the Baylands.

Honor the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Mon Jan 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2017
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by volunteering to give back to your community with Save The Bay. Wetlands improve our Bay’s water quality, provide areas for recreation and wildlife habitat, and protect our communities from flooding. Unfortunately, wetland buffers between land and sea also capture pollution that travels from our cities down storm drains and out into the Bay. Join us in honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. by helping us to pick up trash and contribute to a cleaner, healthier Bay!

Learn About Wetland Restoration at Eden Landing (Hayward)

Sat Jan 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2017
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Please join us for a beautiful weekend morning in the wetlands and learn about local, native plants with colorful names including salt grass, gumplant, and fleshy jaumea. Get your hands dirty, breathe fresh air, and enjoy the outdoors as you help us plant them along the shoreline. Native plants are a crucial step toward restoring the Bay’s unique ecosystem. You’ll feel good knowing you were part of our effort to plant 30,000 native species by the end of March!

World Wetlands Day 2017 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Feb 1, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2017
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Come join us at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery to celebrate World Wetland Day! Wetlands provide many important functions for people and wildlife – like filtering storm runoff and providing critical habitat for endangered species. At the nursery, you will have the chance to get your hands dirty and help our little wetland seedlings flourish – these seedlings will eventually be planted at one of our many wetland habitat restoration sites.

Welcome Migratory Birds at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Feb 8, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2017
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

During winter the San Francisco Bay Area provides a temporary home to over 1.6 million migrating shorebirds! These birds are dependent upon the health of wetland vegetation, which Save The Bay aims to bolster by planting 40,000 native plants this winter along the shoreline. Come out to the Palo Alto Baylands and bird watch as you plant, while providing healthy habitat for our feathery friends.