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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:

    Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »

  • The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 26.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 26. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 27.

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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