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.

California Coastal Cleanup Day at Coyote Creek (San Jose)

Sat Sep 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Other (Bay Area)

Be a part of something big: Join Save The Bay and participate in this exciting, state-wide day of cleaning up the coast! Started in 1985, this event has prompted Californians to remove a total of more than 12 million pounds of trash from our state's shorelines, according to the National Park Service.

California Coastal Cleanup Day at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Sep 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Be a part of something big: Join Save The Bay and participate in this exciting, state-wide day of cleaning up the coast! Started in 1985, this event has prompted Californians to remove a total of more than 12 million pounds of trash from our state's shorelines, according to the National Park Service.

National Estuaries Week at Creekside Park (Marin)

Sat Sep 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Creekside Park (Marin)

Join Save The Bay and Marin County Department of Parks and Open Space out in the marsh at Creekside Park for National Estuaries Week. Did you know that San Francisco Bay is actually an estuary? Have you ever heard of brackish water? Do you know how many major estuaries can be found in the United States? Save The Bay’s field educators are estuary experts and after spending a day on the Bay with them, you will be too.

Transplant Yourself to the MLK Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Oct 1, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free

Help Save The Bay restore this urban shoreline, which includes some of the last remaining wetland habitat in the East Bay and is home to many endangered species. Volunteers will plant native seedlings in the marsh, as well as perform other activities like shoreline clean-ups, watering, and work in our on-site native plant nursery.

Do Something Nice for the Bay at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Oct 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

“Do Something Nice Day” is October 5. This year come get a head start by helping restore the Bay! We have thousands of native seedlings in our nurseries awaiting winter planting season. With your help getting our shoreline sites ready, these native plants will provide habitat for endangered species, open space for people to enjoy, and help keep the Bay healthy and clean.

Transition to Fall at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Oct 8, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Wetlands are transitional areas between land and water that Save the Bay is devoted to protecting and restoring. Now that the heat of summer is behind us, help us as we work towards re-establishing 100,000 acres of salt marsh as we make the transition from summer to fall.

Indigenous Peoples Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Oct 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

As an alternative to Columbus Day let’s celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day! Honor the Bay Area’s rich history and the Ohlone people, who inhabited and tended this land before Columbus, as we work to restore our area’s native wetlands.

Daylight Saving the Bay at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Nov 1, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

It’s time to fall back, with daylight savings ending November 2.  Enjoy this last extra hour of daylight by spending the morning outside by the Bay, contributing to a great cause -- protecting and restoring the wetlands that provide important habitat for wildlife and also keep the Bay healthy.

Get Out the Vote for your Favorite Native Plant! at the MLK Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Nov 5, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

It is election season!  Save The Bay invites you to come out to the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline to settle the heated debate between sticky monkey flower and the incumbent, California poppy!  As the votes are tallied, it’s a close race with many long-shot entries, such as the California bee plant looking for your support.  Volunteers are needed to help us plant the latest batch of native species.

Native November at the Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

Sat Nov 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

November is Native American Heritage Month! Honor America’s native people and help Save The Bay by volunteering in our native plant nursery. Learn about local, native plants like gumplant, jaumea, and salt grass as you help us plant these native species in the wetlands. Other activities may include collecting seeds, making plant cuttings, and other nursery duties.