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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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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Did You Know?

Fog-filled valley with yellow twilight glow over a ridge in the background. © John B. Weller.

The rich, lush environment of Point Reyes heavily depends on the fog. During rainless summers, fog can account for 1/3 of the ecosystem's water input. But recent studies have indicated that there has been about a 30 percent reduction in fog during the last 100 years here in coastal California. More...