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Volunteers play a major role in this park, contributing their skills, time, and enthusiasm to help preserve and protect the park's natural and cultural resources, and to serve and educate visitors. Although the park can never repay its volunteers for their valuable contributions, we do our best to make your time enjoyable and fulfilling.

Individuals can check volunteer.gov for current opportunties. You can filter by agency (National Park Service) and location (for example, "Channel Islands National Park") to find open positions that suit your interests and availability.

If you are interested in a group volunteer project, email CHIS_Volunteer@nps.gov. Groups generally provide their own transportation to the park.

If you are interested in helping orient visitors to park islands and lead guided hikes, consider joining the Channel Islands Naturalists Corps.

Hands picking trash from the ocean with a setting sun in the background

Coastal Cleanup Day

Show your love for local beaches by joining us for Coastal Cleanup Day on September 23, 2023 from 9 am to noon. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome!

Park near Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura and follow signs to the event.

Pre-registration is not required; walk-ins are welcome. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All volunteers must sign a volunteer waiver. Please wear closed toed shoes and sun protection. Volunteers are encouraged to BYOB; bring your own reusable bucket, gloves, and water bottle. Instructions, volunteer waivers, data cards, trash and recycling bags, gloves, and water will otherwise be provided.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: August 25, 2023

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Mailing Address:

1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001


805 658-5730

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