• Visitor during the evening tour of Alcatraz gaze into the many cells that line up the corridor known as

    Alcatraz Island

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Volunteer

You can learn new skills, teach others and stay active and involved. Volunteers at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods National Monument, and Fort Point National Historic Site help present the diverse resources of one of America's most popular National Parks to today's visitors, and help preserve these precious resource for future generations. Volunteers at Golden Gate play a vital role in almost all aspects of park operations:

• Collecting data on birds of prey at the premier hawk watching site on the west coast.
• Designing and conducting information programs for the general public and school children.
• Removing non-native plants, growing native plants, and working in one of the park's nurseries.
• Restoring historic structures such as a World War II barracks or a mess hall.
• Working with park scientists to protect endangered species like the mission blue butterfly and peregrine falcon.

Volunteer opportunities at Golden Gate NRA are as diverse as the natural and cultural resources of the park. History buffs, amateur naturalists, artists, students, gardeners and many more people have found a place to share their skills at Golden Gate. Each volunteer's contribution makes a big difference!

A Great Place to Volunteer

There are many dream jobs for volunteers at GGNRA...

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a gem of the Bay Area. The park includes an array of resources unparalleled in the National Park System. Stunning forests, creeks, ridges and beaches. Hundreds of miles of trails. Rare plant and animal species. One of the most important collections of historic buildings in the country. And world renowned destinations like Alcatraz and Muir Woods, as well as lesser known but equally remarkable places. It is a park like no other.

Do you see your dream job? Do you want to know more about a job at GGNRA? If you have special skills or want to learn some, give us a call. All volunteers receive orientation and training. Come and join us!

Join the Park Volunteer Team

Be a part of one of the largest and most diverse volunteer programs in the National Park System!The National Park Service is an equal opportunity employer.

Please contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
Fort Mason, Building 201
San Francisco, CA 94123

Volunteer Hotline

(415) 561-4755

Did You Know?

Military prison under construction on Alcatraz.

In 1909 the U.S. Army began construction on the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world - a new military prison necessary because of a large influx of U.S. soldiers convicted of crimes in the Philippines. This building would become the famous U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz in 1934.