Volunteer Opportunities

One-Day Volunteering Opportunities

Kent Island

Volunteers participating in this program will help restore unique sand dune habitat, promote the return of native plants, and improve the health of Bolinas Lagoon through the removal of invasive vegetation on Kent Island. Participants take a short row boat ride to the island, and get hands on training to identify and remove invasive plants while learning about the importance of native vegetation. Enjoy the serenity of being on your own island where the setting is spectacular! Volunteer dates are from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Meet at the public dock in Bolinas on Wharf Road. Volunteering occurs first Friday and Third Saturday of every month April – October. Contact Kate Bimrose at kbimrose@farallones.org to sign up!

Marine Debris

Participate in meaningful science and have a great time at the beach! You will collect important marine debris data for a national program that will help conserve our ocean! Volunteer for a survey on Ocean Beach in San Francisco or Drakes Beach in Point Reyes! Survey occur every month and schedules are based on low tides and weather conditions. Contact Kate Bimrose at kbimrose@farallones.org to sign up!

Special Events

Help put on our events like Sharktoberfest and Art & Science Soirées!

Once-a-Week (or more!) Volunteering Opportunities

Visitor Center

Volunteers meet and greet visitors at the welcome desk and learn specialized skills like assisting with cold saltwater aquarium maintenance, feeding aquarium animals, and towing for fresh plankton samples from the pier. Volunteers with an interest and experience in education, aquarium care, maintenance, or landscaping are especially encouraged to apply. Volunteers are initially trained by our education staff and will volunteer a minimum of 12 weeks. Available Wednesday-Sunday. Weekend volunteers are especially needed between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Email Justin.Holl@noaa.gov to learn more.

Communications Volunteer​

Help us communicate our conservation message to the masses! The Communications Volunteer/Intern will manage our social media presence and/or work on creating communication strategies to engage the public in our events. Available Tuesday-Thursday remotely or at our office on Crissy Field. Please email hr@farallones.org to inquire. College credit available.

Inquire to Volunteer Here!

  • Examples: every Thursday for the next four months; 10 hours a week indefinitely; or one time only on Dec 2nd.