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.

Kick off the Transplanting Season at Save The Bay's Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Feb 10, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

As the seasons shift from winter to spring, Save The Bay will begin to transition from planting plants to growing seedlings. Join us in our native plant nursery and help us prepare as we begin to raise 35,00 California native plants!

Love your Marsh Day at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Feb 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Bay Area wetlands could really use some lovin! Due to urban development, farming and salt production the San Francisco bay has lost 90% of its original wetlands. We need your help to bring them back by helping us plant 30,000 native wetland seedlings around the Bay this year.

World Wildlife Day at Martin Luther King Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Mar 2, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Not long ago, the shores of San Francisco Bay were home to massive herds of tule elk and pronghorn antelope, tens of thousands of beavers, and large predators like wolves and grizzly bears. Though these species have been over hunted and driven away from the area, the Bay is still an important home to many species of unique and diverse animals. World Wildlife Day is March 3rd this year, come out and celebrate with Save the Bay! We’ll be tending native plants in our nursery that will soon become important food and shelter for the Bay’s wildlife.

Keep on Planting at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Mar 5, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

We need your help to complete our goal of planting 35,000 native seedlings along the shoreline by the end of winter! These plants will provide critical habitat for endangered species such as the Ridgway’s rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse, as well as enhance the beauty and enjoyment we get from this ecosystem. Save The Bay encourages you to keep on planting and help build a better wetland for us all!

Tend to Seedlings in the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Mar 9, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Join Save the Bay at the Palo Alto Baylands nursery to tend the 35,000 seedlings that we’ll be planting throughout the upcoming year! Our restoration cycle begins at the nursery—healthy seedlings and good nursery maintenance mean strong plants and lush new habitat at our restoration sites. Join us this Wednesday and contribute to the restoration of San Francisco Bay’s vital wetland habitat.

World Sparrow Day at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Mar 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

World Sparrow Day is March 20th this year, and Save the Bay is celebrating out at the Palo Alto Baylands. Regarded as one of the best birding spots on the Bay, Palo Alto Baylands is home to at least seven types of sparrow. Unfortunately, songbird populations are declining at an alarming rate worldwide, mostly due to habitat loss. Come help us restore vital habitat in the Bay by planting and tending the native species that these sparrows like best!

Participate in National Volunteer Month at the MLK Jr. Shoreline Native PLant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Apr 6, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

April is National Volunteer Month, so please join our efforts and volunteer your time for a truly meaningful cause—saving the San Francisco Bay. We need your help caring for seedlings in our nursery to ensure they grow healthy and strong. Come winter, they will be planted in our restoration sites to provide habitat for native birds and mammals. Volunteering is a great way to make a difference while learning new things, connecting with like-minded people, and enjoying time outdoors. We love our volunteers!

Get your Shovels, Come On, Get Happy! at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

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

Get your shovels, come on get happy, you better chase all your cares away! That’s right folks – spending time outside in nature relieves stress while increasing happiness and well being. Improve your mood while weeding invasive species and helping us tend to the native plants. Your efforts will help provide habitat for endangered species such as the Ridgway’s Rail, a bird species only found in San Francisco Bay. So get outside, save the bay, and come on, get happy!

Put Down your Phone and Touch the Earth at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Wed Apr 13, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Put down your cell phone and get your hands dirty! We will be taking care of 35,000 seedlings in our nursery that will be planted over the next winter. Digging your hands in the dirt and transplanting seedlings is a great way to improve well being. The Bay may not have Wi-Fi, but we promise you will find a better connection!

Celebrate Earth Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Fri Apr 22, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

It’s Earth Day! Come show your love and support for our beautiful planet by helping Save the Bay protect and restore our local wetland habitat. We will be watering our native plants, along with removing trash and invasive weeds from the shoreline. Your efforts will help create a safe, clean environment for the people and wildlife of San Francisco Bay. Think globally and act locally by coming out to save the vital wetland habitat in your very own backyard!