Have fun and do good

Volunteer opportunities available now at local State Parks

Become a Castro Adobe docent

Are you interested in California’s history and culture? Are you looking for a fun and unique way to give something back to your community? Do you enjoy working with people of all ages, backgrounds, and national origins? If you answered “yes” and are at least 18 years old, you are eligible to apply for a volunteer job with Rancho San Andres Castro Adobe State Historic Park in Watsonville. Call (831) 226-9669 or or email to apply. Learn more here.

Help with trail work at The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

The Advocates for the Forest of Nisene Marks meet the third Sunday of each month for a trail workday. Gather at the entrance kiosk at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers clear vegetation away from the trails, clear ditches of debris and cut a path through any trees that fall across the trails. Seasonally, the crew installs and removes footbridges. Work lasts until about 2 p.m. Please bring work gloves, lunch and water. Contact Bob Bailey by email with questions.

Work at the historic 115-foot tall Pigeon Point Lighthouse

California State Parks is looking for volunteers interested in working at the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast—the historic 115-foot tall Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Docent training begin Sept. 25, 2021 email to reserve your spot!

Become a volunteer at Henry Cowell

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is seeking volunteers who are keen to lead public programs, guided walks, school tours and interpretive programs The Volunteer Training Program is scheduled for Feb. 19 to April 16. Email or call (831) 335-7077 to sign up.