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Presidio’s Greatest Lists: Five Great Ways to Give Back

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 Category Service

This month, we’re celebrating things we’re grateful for in the Presidio – our beautiful wild open spaces, our rich history, and all the fun to be had. But more than anything, we’re incredibly grateful for the work being done by the park’s dedicated volunteers. If you’re looking to do good, we’ve got great suggestions for ways to give back to the Presidio.​

Drop in to a Volunteer Program

If you don’t have time to make a regular commitment, why not make a difference when you can? Just about every day of the week, volunteers participate in hands-on park stewardship at regularly scheduled drop-in programs. Drop-in programs provide flexible opportunities that work with any schedule. Depending on the day, volunteers restore native habitats, maintain trails, care for forest and garden areas, grow plants at the nursery, and support park sustainability efforts. The minimum time commitment is one 3-hour program, but volunteers can come to any program any time of the year.

Learn more about Presidio volunteer drop-in programs >>

Sign Up for Presidio Planting Day

Help inaugurate the Presidio's newest ecological restoration site - MacArthur Meadow! Volunteers will spend the morning planting more than 1,000 wetland plants as part of an ongoing community effort to restore the Tennessee Hollow Watershed. The planting day is Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 9 am to Noon. All ages are welcome.​

Sign-up for Presidio Planting Day >>​

Welcome Visitors to the Presidio Officers' Club

Do you love history and enjoy talking with people? If so, volunteering at the Presidio Officers' Club as a H​eritage Docent or Welcome Desk Greeter may be the perfect opportunity for you! Docents help visitors experience and enjoy the Officers' Club, including its Heritage Gallery, which features exhibits that illustrate the Presidio's fascinating past and present. Docents also welcome people to the club's live music events and talks, as well as to the archaeology site nearby. Welcome Desk Greeters answer directional questions, provide transportation information, and give visitors suggestions for other adventures in the park.

Learn how to become a Docent or Welcome Desk Greeter at the Presidio Officers' Club >>

Volunteer at the New Presidio Visitor Center

This spring, the new Presidio Visitor Center will open its doors, and we'll be seeking volunteers to welcome visitors to the park, guide them through the center's exhibits, and help them plan a great day in the Presidio.

Learn how to become a Presidio Visitor Center volunteer >>

Volunteer at Special Events

The Presidio Trust hosts fun family events throughout the year, and we rely on help from volunteers to make them happen! We're currently seeking volunteers to support the upcoming Holiday Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony event on Friday, December 2, 5:30 – 7 pm and the Presidio Forest Wreath Making Workshop on Saturday, December 17, 11 am – 4 pm, and Sunday, December 18, 11 am – 4 pm. ​

Learn more and sign-up to volunteer at a special event >>