You Can Make A Difference…

Anyone can donate their time and effort to providing essential services at GGNRA. Volunteer opportunities at Alcatraz Island are as diverse and abundant, as the natural and cultural resources of the park.

Volunteers at Alcatraz Island play a vital role in park operations:

  • Greeting, orienting, educating park visitors.

  • Removing non-native plants, growing native plants, or trail maintenance.

  • Cleaning up garbage and restoring historic structures and sites

  • Working with park scientists to protect endangered birds and species and conduct scientific research

Each volunteer's contribution makes a big difference! Depending on the opportunity, volunteers may donate several months at a time or perhaps a few hours. Volunteers at GGNRA's Alcatraz Island 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.

Volunteer Resources & Benefits

Join us, and become a part of one of the largest and most diverse volunteer programs in the National Park System.

  • Volunteers who earn 250 or more hours can receive a pass entitling them to free entry to all Federal lands for 12 months. The Volunteer Pass is honored nationwide at all National Park Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service areas where standard amenity fees are charged.

  • Long term volunteer opportunities are offered by the National Park Service.

  • All volunteers receive orientation and training.

  • The National Park Service is an equal opportunity employer.

Connect With Us:

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

Volunteer Hotline: (415) 561-4755
Email: volunteers@parksconservancy.org
Alcatraz Interpretation Volunteer Coordinator: Wendy Solis, [wendy_solis@nps.gov]

Last updated: April 23, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
B201 Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123


(415) 561-4900

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