Work for Save The Bay

Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay since 1961. Save The Bay engages more than 50,000 supporters, advocates, and volunteers to protect the Bay from pollution and reckless shoreline development and make it cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. Save The Bay is leading a region-wide effort to re-establish 100,000 acres of tidal marsh that are essential for a healthy Bay. Volunteers from the community, local businesses, and schools work with our science team to perform hands-on restoration of the Bay shoreline. Save The Bay inspires the next generation of Bay activists through our award-winning restoration education programs. 

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Habitat Restoration Volunteer 

Looking for some hands on experience in the environmental field? Save The Bay’s Habitat Restoration Volunteer provides three months of valuable exposure to skills in restoration ecology and community engagement. As the Restoration Volunteer you will gain experience in native plant propagation and outplanting, invasive removal, seed and division collection, and work in our native plant nurseries. You will also learn about some of the native flora and fauna and travel to several of our restoration sites around the Bay. The volunteer position also gains experience in development and outreach helping our office staff promote volunteer events, track our volunteer database, and assist with other assorted tasks as needed.

As a member of the largest team at Save The Bay, the Habitat Restoration Volunteer will help in the following activities:


Field Tasks:

  • Join staff-only workdays, planting native plants at sites inaccessible to volunteers
  • Assist restoration specialists with our community-based volunteer programs at our restoration sites and native plant nurseries
  • Help with plant propagation tasks at STB’s nurseries, including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, fertilization, culling, and nursery maintenance


Office Tasks:

  • Help build outreach and coordination materials for public and corporate volunteer programs
  • Clean and weigh seed collections and update seed collection inventory
  • Maintain volunteer contact and monitoring data entry
  • Assist with the coordination of major events
  • General administrative duties



  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues and enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs
  • Minimum commitment of at least 24 hours a week for 10-12 weeks 
  • Ability and interest in working in the field with variable weather conditions
  • Strong writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Completion of at least two years of undergraduate education
  • Knowledge of basic html, web-based tools and software programs
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and work well in a team
  • Ability to lift 40lbs repeatedly for specific field and nursery tasks


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Please make sure to include ‘Habitat Restoration Volunteer’ in the subject line. Application deadline is Friday, January 9, 2015.  



 Environmental Communications Volunteer

Join a small, talented team of non-profit communications professionals at Save The Bay and gain hands-on experience in online communications, data management, and community engagement.

Save The Bay inspires community action by providing all residents with the chance to make a difference in their own backyards through both advocacy and volunteer opportunities along the shoreline. Our communications team acts as a hub of collaboration with our policy, fundraising, and restoration staff to engage local residents in this vital work.

The Environmental Communications Volunteer works as an active member of our team, gaining valuable experience in social media engagement, online advocacy, email marketing, creative writing, and data management. Learn real-world communications skills on today’s most popular platforms, including Wordpress, Salesforce, and social media advocacy tools.

Volunteers make a 10-12 week commitment and expect to work at least 24 hours per week. Transportation reimbursement is available.


  • Ability to commit an average of 24 hours per week during normal business hours over a 10-12 week period
  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues
  • Strong writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience and/or interest in volunteer stewardship
  • Willingness to learn and use web-based tools, Salesforce database, and software programs
  • Ability to complete tasks independently
  • Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Please make sure to include the position title in the subject line. Priority given to applications submitted by January 15, 2015.