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Volunteer at the Presidio

 Welcome Volunteers

Love the park? Then share your time and talent! Volunteers sustain and transform the Presidio by planting seeds, maintaining trails, leading tours, and so much more. The Presidio Trust works with the National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to offer opportunities for individuals and groups. Care for the Presidio while meeting people, learning new skills, and establishing a special connection to the park. Become a Presidio volunteer today!
The Presidio is also home to many organizations doing great work in the community, and they need the help of volunteers, too. Learn how to support them.

Ways to Volunteer

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Do you have a single day to give, or would you like to volunteer once a week? Are you seeking a group service project or team-building day? The Presidio has programs that match your needs.

Volunteer Activities

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Dig deep into Presidio history.
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Forest + Tree Care

Nurture the historic forest and care for young trees.
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Garden + Landscape Care

Keep the Presidio's landscapes looking beautiful.

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Habitat Restoration

Care for the park's native plant communities.
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Presidio Nursery

Help grow more than 80,000 seedlings each year.
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Trail Maintenance

Maintain the park's 24-mile network of hiking and biking trails.

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Docents + Ambassadors

Share your knowledge of the Presidio with park visitors.
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Serve the Presidio while receiving specialized training. Housing provided.
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Compost + Salvage

Help compost green waste and organize salvaged materials.
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 Contact Us

Presidio Trust Volunteer Coordinator
T: (415​) 561-5332