​​​​The Presidio Nursery​ grows 10​0,000 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.


This Presidio volunteer program isCANCELLEDuntil further notice. To receive the latest updates, sign up for our monthly volunteer newsletter >>

Meeting Location

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.


To save time on your first visit, please bring a completed National Park Service 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 partnership of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.