Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with Sempervirens Fund

Our volunteer needs are diverse, from assisting staff in the office to helping with special events and field projects. Please email us at redwoods@sempervirens.org or use our online contact form to let us know your availability, talents and volunteer interests. We look forward to hearing from you! You can also help us by becoming a volunteer Redwood Ambassador.

Earth Day 2019—4th Annual Volunteer Event

Castle Rock State Park:
At the NEW Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance to Castle Rock
Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance at Castle Rock State Park, 15451 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95033

Saturday, April 20, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sempervirens Fund is hosting its 4th annual Earth Day volunteer restoration event at the soon-to-be-completed Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance of Castle Rock State Park. Volunteers will remove invasive species and maintain native plantings to help restore the habitat at this beloved hiking and rock-climbing destination. 

Tickets: Free, but please register: http://secure.sempervirens.org/onlineactions/smlhtEPCcE6Ent2yHFBzjQ2

 

Cobb Volunteer Work Day: 05/02/2019

At Sempervirens Fund’s Cobb Property
Thursday, May 2, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join a small group of volunteers as we remove French broom on Sempervirens Fund’s 38-acre Cobb property. It’s nestled between Butano State Park and Big Basin Redwoods State Park and contains Redwood Forests and Knob-Cone Pine Forests, with dry, chalky soils at high elevations, and scenic views!

Tickets: Free, but please sign up here.

Volunteers Needed: 10

Rose Volunteer Work Day: 05/11/2019

At the Sempervirens Fund Rose Property
Saturday, May 11, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Located along the southern edge of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, this property contains Redwood Forests with a tributary flowing through. Work will involve removing tall stands of French broom. 

Tickets: Free, but please sign up here.

Volunteers Needed: 30

 

Lompico Volunteer Work Day: 05/19/2019

At the Sempervirens Fund Lompico Property
Sunday, May 19, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Located on the eastern edge of Loch Lomond Recreation Area, this area contains the headwaters of Lompico Creek, home to steelhead trout. Join us in removing French broom, periwinkle, and English ivy along the creek.

Tickets: Free, but please sign up here.

Volunteers Needed: 30

 

Dirt, Sweat, & Beers with REI: 06/15/2019

At the NEW Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance to Castle Rock
Robert C. Kirkwood Entrance at Castle Rock State Park, 15451 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95033

Saturday, May 15
, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In collaboration with REI and Sufferfest Beer Company, join us in removing French broom, Bermuda grass, and yellow star thistle throughout the area. After all your hard work, wrap up the day with a nice cold beer!

Tickets: Free, but please please sign up on REI’s website.

Volunteers Needed: 50

Below are additional volunteer opportunities with other partners and organizations that support our forests and parks:

Volunteer Trail Crews

Castle Rock State Park and Big Basin Redwoods State Park:
Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Association (SCMTA)
Sempervirens Fund helped found the SCMTA in 1969 that builds and maintains trails in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Join their Castle Rock Trail Crew, Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail Crew or Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew. Visit their website for volunteer trail crew details and schedules. And read our Trail Blazers article for more background.

Butano State Park:
To volunteer for Butano’s trail crew, call the park at 650-879-2040.

Other Trail Projects:
The Loma Prieta Sierra Singleaires Trail Maintenance – check their calendar to view their trail maintenance schedule.
Trail Center – Trail Building Projects

More Park Volunteer Opportunities

Portola and Castle Rock Foundation Volunteer Program

California State Parks – Volunteers in Parks

Ventana Wilderness Alliance Rangers

“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.”

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