Volunteers make nice nesting habitat for endangered snowy plovers. Credit: Laura Cholodenko
Volunteers make nice nesting habitat for endangered snowy plovers. Credit: Laura Cholodenko

Restoration Work Days

Partners such as Save The Bay, the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory, and Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful host restoration work days throughout the year on Restoration Project areas. You can help Bay wildlife by volunteering a couple hours to help pull weeds, plant native species, or improve nesting areas at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Eden Landing Ecological Reserve. Check Meetings & Events to sign up for upcoming work days.

Help Scientific Research

Partner San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) depends on an extensive crew of volunteers for scientific monitoring and outreach work, such as counting and tagging birds, or introducing the public to birds. Find out how to get involved at SFBBO's volunteer page.

Volunteer with Other Refuge Activities

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge has historically offered multiple opportunities for volunteers, including work in environmental education, maintenance, resource management and at the native plant nursery. This program is on hold during the pandemic. To find out more about other National Wildlife Refuge volunteer opportunities, see the Service's volunteer webpage.

Other Related Volunteer Opportunities

Other volunteer efforts we are aware of: