Garden Stewards

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.


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Meeting Location

Meet at the Temporary Presidio Transit Center a few minutes prior to the start of the program for a prompt 9:00 am departure. Look for an orange trailer with "VOLUNTEER" on the side as a meeting location landmark. Volunteers will be shuttled by van to the project site.

Contact Information

(415) 561-5332 or


Groups of five or more require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Fill out the Group Project Request Form.


To save time on your first visit, please bring a completed Presidio Trust Volunteer Agreement Form ​(download English, Spanish, Chinese). Our staff al​so 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 partnership of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.