When: Thursdays, 9 am–Noon
Where: Meet at the Temporary Presidio Transit Center a few minutes prior to the start of the program for a prompt 9:00 am departure. Volunteers will be shuttled by van to the project site. Look for an orange trailer with "VOLUNTEER" on the side as a meeting location landmark.
Garden Stewards maintain and enhance the Presidio’s historic landscapes and community gardens while learning about horticulture and environmental sustainability. Activities often include tending vegetable, herb and ornamental beds; turning compost piles; mulching paths; washing pots; or transplanting seedlings. The Presidio's historic landscapes and community gardens serve as important gathering spaces for people to meet their neighbors, learn to grow wholesome organic foods, and connect with nature.
Check the Presidio Trust website for additional updates.
Groups of five or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Visit our Groups volunteer page to learn more.
Age, Skills, What to Bring:
To save time on your first visit, please bring a completed Presidio Trust Volunteer Agreement Form (download English, Spanish, Chinese). Our staff also have copies of these forms available on-site, if needed.
Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parental consent section of these forms signed by a parent/legal guardian or they will not be allowed to participate. Please review our Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF) for youth under the age of 15.
We'll be working rain or shine. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear if necessary.
Bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.
The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.