The Presidio Nursery grows 80,000 plants each year. Volunteers care for native plants and are part of a thriving community-based restoration program working to restore the Presidio. Activities include transplanting seedlings, pruning, composting, seed collecting, and taking care of the Nursery’s native plant demonstration garden. The Nursery program is led by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Presidio Trust, and National Park Service.
Please note that Presidio Nursery volunteer program is
CANCELLED on Wednesday, January 1; Saturday, January 4; and Saturday, January 18.
Wednesdays, 1 to 4 pm
Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm
Meet at the
Presidio Nursery, located at 1249A Appleton Street.
Groups of five or more require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Fill out the
Group Project Request Form.
AGE, SKILLS, WHAT TO BRING:
To save time on your first visit, please bring a completed
National Park Service Volunteer Agreement Form (download
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 partnership of the
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy,
National Park Service, and the