• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Volunteer: All Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity

Age

Group Type

Work Type

Time of Year

Short-term Opportunities
(One day)

Adopt-a-Trail

16 and older

Individuals,
groups

Field work

April-May,
September-October

Coho and Steelhead Monitoring

16 and older

Individuals

Wildlife monitoring

All year

Habitat Restoration - HRP Sundays

9 and older

Individuals, groups

Field work

All year

Habitat Restoration - Third Thursday Weeders

9 and older

Individuals, groups

Field work

All year

Habitat Restoration - Weed Watchers

16 and older

Individuals

Field work

March-October

Kule Loklo Workday

13 and older

Individuals, groups

Field work

All year

Native Plant Seed Collection: Short-term

7 to 8 and older

Individuals, groups

Field work

May-September

Range Watershed Restoration

All ages

Individuals, groups

Field work

November-March

Stream Team

6 and older

Individuals, groups

Field work

November-March

Intermediate-term Opportunities
(One to four months)

Habitat Restoration: Intermediate-term

18 and older

Individuals

Field work

All year

Harbor Seal Monitoring

16 and older

Individuals

Wildlife monitoring

March-July

Native Plant Seed Collection: Intermediate-term

7 to 8 and older

Individuals, groups

Field work

May-September

Snowy Plover Docent

18 and older

Individuals

Education, visitor contact

May (Memorial Day)-September (Labor Day)

Tule Elk Docent

16 and older

Individuals

Education, visitor contact

July-October

Winter Wildlife Docent

16 and older

Individuals

Education, visitor contact

December-April

Longer-term Opportunities
(Six months or longer)

Lighthouse Volunteer Corps

18 and older

Individuals

Historic preservation

All year

Morgan Horse Ranch

18 and older

Individuals

Animal husbandry

All year

Museum Management

College student or grad

Individuals

Museum and archives

All year

Visitor Protection

Individuals

Park patrol

All year

Visitor Services

16 and older

Individuals

Education, visitor contact

All year

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Did You Know?

Harbor Seal Pup, © Sue Van Der Wal

Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...