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.

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.

Breaking Ground at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat Oct 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free

Bair Island, located in Redwood City was once diked and drained for agriculture and for salt production.  Three islands (Inner, Middle, and Outer) comprise about 3,000 acres of former salt ponds which have recently been restored to tidal wetlands as part of the Bair Island Restoration Project.  Come join Save The Bay as we partner with the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge to restore transition zone habitat on a small portion of this large restoration project.  We will be installing salt marsh plants near the newly constructed pedestrian bridge on Inner B

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.

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

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

A nice way to honor a veteran is to plant new native seedlings along the shoreline at San Francisquito Creek. Plants are symbols of hope and peace, and volunteers will learn about native plants as they work with Save The Bay restoration experts along the shoreline.

World Kindness Week at Eden Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Nov 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Celebrate World Kindness Week by doing something nice for the San Francisco Bay. Our restoration projects are dependent on the kindness of generous and hardworking volunteers. The Bay’s plant, animal and human communities – and our organization – will greatly appreciate it.