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.

Get Healthy and Happy at the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Nursery (Oakland)

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

Did you know that enjoying the outdoors and working with plants is a form of therapy? Come get your hands dirty and help care for seedlings at our Native Plant Nursery in Oakland. With your help, we will raise 35,000 California native plants that will imrpove the health of the Bay once they're planted in our restoration sites this Winter. Join us for your weekly dose of ecotherapy, play a vital part in wetland restoration, and leave feeling relaxed and rewarded for a job well done!

Transplant Yourself into Fall at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

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

Now that the heat of summer is behind us, come spend the afternoon in our native plant nursery and tend to the thousands of native seedlings that have recently sprouted! These seedlings will grow big and strong during fall, and will then be planted in our restoration sites over winter and provide critical habitat for wildlife. Help Save The Bay transition from summer to fall and join us for an afternoon of transplanting by the Bay!

Coastal Cleanup Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

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

Come participate in Coastal Cleanup Day with Save the Bay! Wetlands are our region’s superheroes. They 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. Come show your appreciation for these shoreline superheroes by helping us to pick up trash and contribute to a cleaner, healthier Bay!

Celebrate National Estuaries Week at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Sep 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

What is an estuary and why is it important? Join us this weekend in observance of National Estuaries Week and find out! Save The Bay’s field specialists will share their knowledge about how estuaries are vital habitat and nursery grounds for fish, birds and mammals all over the world. Additionally, they’ll teach you about the many ways that humans depend on this type of ecosystem, and what we can do to protect the beautiful estuary right in our own backyard. Think globally and act locally by joining us for a wetland restoration program this Saturday!

Celebrate the First Ever Bay Day at the MLK Jr. Shoreline! (Oakland)

Sat Oct 1, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Beautiful views. Bold ideas and innovative people. Diverse cities. And nature so close, it’s in the fabric of everyday life. There’s something truly amazing about this place. This is our Bay, and it deserves to be celebrated because there’s no place like it in the world. We’re establishing Bay Day—one official day every year for everyone to come together and celebrate the Bay. Join Save The Bay as we restore the wetland habitat of San Francisco Bay, just one of the many ways you can participate in the celebration of our region's most treasured resource!

Celebrate the First Ever Bay Day at Bair Island! (Redwood City)

Sat Oct 1, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
Bair Island (Redwood City)

Beautiful views. Bold ideas and innovative people. Diverse cities. And nature so close, it’s in the fabric of everyday life. There’s something truly amazing about this place. This is our Bay, and it deserves to be celebrated because there’s no place like it in the world. We’re establishing Bay Day—one official day every year for everyone to come together and celebrate the Bay. Join Save The Bay as we restore the wetland habitat of San Francisco Bay, just one of the many ways you can participate in the celebration of our region's most treasured resource!

World Habitat Day at the Martin Luther King Shoreline (Oakland)

Wed Oct 5, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

World Habitat Day promotes that idea that everyone has the right to adequate shelter. Wetlands are vital shelter for fish, birds and mammals, and also provide a buffer between our communities and the Bay. Healthy, thriving wetlands protect our cities from storm surges and flooding events, as well as protect future generations from sea level rise. Join us this Wednesday and help provide habitat for all residents of the Bay Area, now and for years to come!

Keep it Green, Clean and Serene at the Palo Alto Baylands Nursery (Palo Alto)

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

Please join us in keeping our Bay green, clean and serene for native plants, animals, and humans! This Wednesday, help tend the native plant seedlings in our nursery. After these plants are installed in our restoration sites, they will create a better habitat for native birds and mammals to forage for their offspring, a clean safe haven for fish to spawn, as well as a beautiful place for humans to enjoy. Come enjoy the green serene scenery while restoring your local wetland habitat.

Indigenous Peoples Day at Eden’s Landing (Hayward)

Sat Oct 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

October 10th is Indigenous Peoples Day, and Save The Bay is honoring this day with wetland restoration at Eden Landing! Wetlands provided numerous resources to the Native American tribes that lived around the Bay, and still do today. Join us this Saturday to learn about the California native species that Save The Bay plants, and how people such as the Ohlone utilized these plants for everyday needs.