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.

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

Wed Jan 7, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Bird Day than by working to restore essential bird habitat of San Francisco Bay. Come join us in our native plant nursery and tend to native seedlings that will provide shelter, food, and nesting materials for birds such as the great egret and the endangered Ridgeway’s rail.

Celebrate Quality of Life Month at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Jan 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Come celebrate Quality of Life month by restoring the tidal marsh wetlands at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline! Bay Area wetlands are essential to maintaining the quality of life for people and animals alike. In addition to providing habitat and resources for wildlife, healthy wetlands also provide valuable services for humans, such as flood protection and water filtration. By volunteering with us and planting native species, you will be helping to ensure the health and function of San Francisco Bay wetlands. 

Show Off Your Green Thumb at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Jan 14, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Spend the afternoon channeling your inner gardener and tend to native seedlings in our native plant nursery. These plants will be used to restore degraded wetlands and provide habitat for endangered species such as the Ridgeway’s rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse. Come help the native seedlings grow strong and get them ready for planting!

Restore Tidal Marsh Wetland at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Jan 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Wetland restoration is no easy feat, and we could certainly use your help to get our native California seedlings in the ground on Saturday morning. We have thousands of seedlings to plant, but many hands make light work, so bring your friend along for some Saturday morning restoration! We’ll see you there by the shoreline.

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

Mon Jan 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by volunteering to give back to your community with Save The Bay. We will restore wetland habitat that is essential to all Bay Area residents alike. Healthy tidal wetlands improve water quality and protect our cities from flooding, a very important feature during storm surges and King Tide events of winter. Join us in honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and learn about how wetlands provide protection for us all.

Stick to your New Year’s Resolution at Creekside Park (Marin)

Sat Jan 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Creekside Park (Marin)

Whether you vowed to volunteer, exercise, or manage stress, we’ve got you covered with this restoration event at beautiful Creekside Park. Come spend Saturday morning enjoying fresh air and putting those hands to work. You will feel rewarded knowing that you are restoring vital habitat for the endangered Ridgeway’s rail.

Welcome Migratory Birds at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Jan 31, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

San Francisco Bay is a popular stop for migratory birds as they travel south towards warmer winter weather. Instead of rolling out a red carpet to welcome our avian guests, let’s plant a green carpet full of their favorite native California plants and welcome them to our beautiful Bay! The millions of birds that use these wetlands as a stop along the Pacific Flyway will thank you.

World Wetlands Day 2015 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Feb 4, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

What better way to celebrate World Wetlands Day than by joining Save The Bay at our native plant nursery! Wetland plants provide many important functions for people and wildlife, one of them being water filtration.  At the nursery, you will help our wetland seedlings flourish and prepare them to be planted at our restoration sites. Celebrate World Wetlands Day by contributing to the quality of our water and the overall health of San Francisco Bay.

Winter in the Wetlands at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Sat Feb 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Winter is the best time for planting native seedlings, and wetland restoration is an exciting outdoor activity that will have you feeling warm inside and out despite the cool weather. By helping Save The Bay restore our wetlands, you will learn more about this incredible ecosystem, participate in community stewardship, and feel rewarded from Saturday morning well spent.

Valentine’s Day at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Feb 11, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, join us this Wednesday to show your love for the Bay! While you can’t buy the Bay a box of chocolates, helping Save The Bay restore its wetlands is the next best thing. We need your help in our native plant nursery to ensure that the native seedlings are healthy and ready to be planted in our wetland restoration sites.