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.

National Bike Month at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed May 6, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

What better way to celebrate National Bike Month than to ride your bike along the Bay? Take this opportunity to explore the shoreline and meet us at our native plant nursery. This Wednesday, we will begin the transition from planting season to propagation season in our nursery. Help Save The Bay raise 45,000 native seedlings such as gumplant and sticky monkey flower. Come winter, these native plants will grace the shoreline and add to the scenic bike routes that surround the Bay. We hope to see you there!

Be a Part of History at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Sat May 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Volunteer to be a part of the largest wetland restoration project on the West Coast, the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project! This Saturday, we need your support to help a managed pond thrive where a wetland ecosystem was disastrously lost. We will remove invasive, weedy species from our restoration site to ensure the health of native seedlings as summer begins. Native plants provide necessary habitat for bird species like the threatened Western Snowy Plover. The future of this bird depends on our actions now in sites like Ravenswood Pond.

Uncorked! Wine Festival benefiting Save The Bay (San Francisco) Morning Shift

Sat May 9, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, 2015, Free
Other (Bay Area)

Volunteer 4 hours of your time at Uncorked and get a free ticket (a $60 value) to celebrate and enjoy wonderful, locally produced wine and food—all with the beautiful Bay as a backdrop.

Uncorked! Wine Festival benefiting Save The Bay (San Francisco) Afternoon Shift

Sat May 9, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, 2015, Free
Other (Bay Area)

Volunteer 4 hours of your time at Uncorked and get a free ticket (a $60 value) to celebrate and enjoy wonderful, locally produced wine and food—all with the beautiful Bay as a backdrop.

Midweek Staycation at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed May 13, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Rejuvenate your schedule with a mid-week getaway to the Bay!Volunteers willhelp us cultivate the next generation of native seedlings at Save The Bay’s native plant nursery. Take a break from the usual daily grind and dig into some potting soil. Once you’ve experienced the Eco-therapy that the Baylands provides, the stress of your daily routine will fall away.

24th Annual National River Cleanup Day at Watson Park (San Jose)

Sat May 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Other (Bay Area)

Every day, runoff pollution from our streets and neighborhoods- including plastic bags, Styrofoam food containers, and cigarette butts, washes into storm drains and flows through creeks, where it discharges into the Bay untreated. This is the single largest source of Bay pollution. On National River Cleanup Day, join Save The Bay in removing this toxic litter from our creeks and rivers before it has a chance to reach our Bay. Come out and help create a healthier Bay for all of us!

Celebrate American Wetlands Month at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat May 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

As May winds down, come out with Save The Bay to protect, restore, and celebrate the wetlands that are central to our environment, economy, and quality of life. Wetlands offer places for endangered snowy plovers and Ridgway’s rails to build their nests, safe havens for fish to hatch their eggs, and beautiful nature for everyone to enjoy. Spend some time outdoors and feel rewarded as we work to better the environment for all Bay Area inhabitants. We will water native seedlings, remove invasive weeds, and cleaning up the shoreline. We hope to see you there!

Explore Bay Ecology at Creekside Park (Larkspur)

Sat May 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Creekside Park (Marin)

Can you list the major functions of wetlands or name one animal that relies on our hard work? How many different species of San Francisco Bay mammals do you know? What’s the difference between a native plant and an invasive weed? If you know the answer to any of these questions, please come out and share your knowledge. If not, we invite you to come out and learn!  Volunteers will help us remove invasive species while our project leaders teach the importance of wetland restoration.

World Environment Day at MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Jun 3, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

At Save The Bay, we are all about celebrating the environment! Wetland plants filter harmful pollutants from our water and provide habitat for wildlife. In honor of World Environment Day, we are sowing the seeds for a cleaner, healthier environment for all. Volunteers will sow native seeds, but may also help out with nursery maintenance and transplanting in preparation for planting season.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Jun 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

As human populations become more interconnected and globalized, they spread non-native species to new locations where they may thrive and take over, threatening the native flora and fauna that supports a healthy ecosystem. Invasive species often have severe ecological impacts and are a major threat in the San Francisco Bay. According the Nature Conservancy, San Francisco Bay is the most invaded aquatic region in the world! Counteract this staggering fact by helping us to restore native wetland habitat as we remove invasive species at Eden Landing.