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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures

    From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »

  • Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013

    The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »

Volunteer: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
You may apply for volunteer opportunities under the Current Opportunities listing.

Are accommodations provided?
Accommodations (housing or RV space) are not available for volunteers.

May children volunteer?
There are many volunteer opportunities that are suitable for children and families. View by group type to identify these opportunities.

Note that children under 18 must have a signed parental consent form prior to volunteering. Please inquire with the contact person for each volunteer opportunity.

Are internships offered at Point Reyes National Seashore?
Internships may be offered from time to time. Please check our Internship page.

Where can I get more information about volunteering at Point Reyes?
Please contact Doug Hee, Acting Volunteer Program Manager, at (415) 464-5225 or by email for more information.

Where can I find volunteer opportunities in other parks?
You can find volunteer opportunities in other parks by visiting their websites at www.nps.gov. For opportunities in other federal agencies, visit www.volunteer.gov/gov.

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Spotted towhee. Dave Menke / FWS.

Point Reyes has some of the greatest avian diversity of any U.S. national park, with more than 490 species of birds recorded (45% of species of birds in North America). More...