Volunteer With Us

Point Reyes National Seashore volunteers play an essential role in keeping key park projects sustainable, promoting park stewardship, restoring habitat, monitoring special status species, and educating visitors. Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the Seashore by going behind the scenes and connecting with others who love and care for this extraordinary land and sea scape.

As the official non-profit partner of Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) collaborates with the National Park Service (NPS) at Point Reyes to offer a variety of day-long to long-term volunteer opportunities for everyone: young people, families, school and community groups, adults, business and corporate groups, seniors, and visitors from far and wide.

A creative, inclusive, and varied volunteer program is our mission; we invite you, your family, your community, and your group to explore Point Reyes and engage with us. Now more than ever, volunteers count. Please join us!

Every July, PRNSA and the NPS celebrate our fabulous volunteers and their many accomplishments by host them at the Annual Volunteer Celebration at the Bear Valley Picnic Area. Other "perks" are available to volunteers, the best of them being the knowledge that their investment of time and energy have a very real and positive impact.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • PRNSA office volunteers are always needed throughout the year, assisting with events, filing, data entry, mailings, writing, editing, program promotion, and much more. 
  • PRNSA Field Institute Class Facilitators assist instructors with class preparation, set-up, welcoming and supporting participants. Training is provided; to apply, contact fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org or call 415-663-1200, extension 307.
  • National Park Service volunteers assist park staff with a variety of tasks from pulling invasive plants to monitoring special status species to helping with visitor services. View NPS volunteer opportunities available at Point Reyes by clicking here.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinators for more information: 

Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Marc Matheson, Volunteer Coordinator
(415) 663-1200 x 310

National Park Service Volunteer Opportunities
Doug Hee, National Park Service Volunteers-In-Parks Manager, Point Reyes National Seashore
(415) 464-5145

Photo by Carlos Porrata