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Environmental volunteer positions include cleaning creeks, planting native species and "behind the scenes" work that promotes environmental stewardship.

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Sponsor: City Of Oakland Environmental Services | Location: Oakland, CA 94612 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Social Volunteer Positions Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Oakland Earth Day is scheduled for Saturday April 23, 2016 In 2014 2,400 volunteers pitched in more than 7,600 hours at ninety sites across Oakland. Volunteers removed more than 1,000 trash bags and more than 2,800 bags of weeds and green waste. In total over 575 cubic yards of trash and green waste was collected, enough to fill about 3,400 garbage cans! Join thousands of volunteers to clean and be more
Sponsor: City Of Oakland Environmental Services | Location: Oakland, CA 94612 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Oakland Creek to Bay Day is scheduled for Saturday September 19, 2015 Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California and International Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world! In 2014 approximately 1,000 Oakland volunteers removed over 500 bags of trash and over 150 cubic yards of invasive weeds from Oakland’s creeks and bay shoreline. Worldwide 560,000 volunteers more
Sponsor: Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden | Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Help create and maintain a beautiful, water-conserving garden that demonstrates healthy garden practices using water recycling, mulch, drought-tolerant and native plantings, and no pesticides. Garden work parties may prepare beds, apply sheet mulching, compost, chip, weed, prune, water, plant, transplant, construct paths, construct benches or storage areas, construct berms or dry streambeds. Volunteers more
Sponsor: Playland-Not-at-the-Beach | Location: El Cerrito, CA 94530 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Playland has a small garden area around our parking lot and building. We need volunteers for occasional garden care for the plants, trees, and flowers. This volunteer opportunity is only offered during the week and subject to availability. This volunteer opportunity is available when we are closed to the public (weekdays 11:00am-4:00pm). Guest Services at (510) 232-4264 x19 or guestservices@pnatb. more
Sponsor: Sustainable Contra Costa | Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Sustainable Contra Costa is looking for interested individuals to work with us on five key issues: energy, water, transportation, health, and gardening. Volunteers will work in collaboration with staff and other volunteers to maximize utilization of existing services and resources. This position may help create projects that involve other volunteers and/or members of the community. Embracing "communi more
Sponsor: Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation | Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Help the WC Open Space Foundation grow local native plants for our habitat restoration activities. We grow most of them from seeds in our native plant nursery -- everything from annual flowers to trees -- but we do a few cuttings as well. The new nursery group will meet the second Monday of the month to propagate, weed, pot up (transplant), and do general nursery tasks. This is an on-going group. more
Sponsor: Markham Regional Arboretum Society | Location: Concord, CA 94521 Volunteering from Home Technology/Web/Social Media Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Public Relations
We are seeking individuals with expertise in the area of Web design and graphics to update, enhance and maintain our current website (www.markhamarborteum.org) with new events, programs and general information, as well as: improve the site's functionality, improve user interaction and create online maps of our existing gardens with linkage to plant species. more
Sponsor: Markham Regional Arboretum Society | Location: Concord, CA 94521 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Every Tuesday morning from 9 am until noon, volunteers meet at the Markham Nursery to propagate and pot up plants for sale. The Nursery is located at the Markham Garden Center at 1202 La Vista Avenue in Concord. Volunteers learn how to make cuttings from plants, plant seeds and transplant seedlings, and care for plants until the point of sale. Volunteers also assist in maintaining the nursery beds, gre more
Sponsor: Markham Regional Arboretum Society | Location: Concord, CA 94521 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers can adopt a garden within the International Garden. Plants in each garden are from different parts of the world and each garden is area specific. These gardens need year around care and through your efforts can become a showplace you can be proud of. more
Sponsor: Markham Regional Arboretum Society | Location: Concord, CA 94521 Volunteering from Home Technology/Web/Social Media Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Public Relations
We are seeking social-media- and nature-crazy people to help us further exploit the opportunities of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. We would like to utilize these channels to advertise, publicize and promote the Markham gardens, park and nursery, as well as its sales, programs and activities. more
Sponsor: City Of Oakland Environmental Services - Volunteer Groups | Location: Oakland, CA 94602 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Join us for an afternoon of native plant propagation! Activities include transplanting, pot washing, weeding, fertilizing, and pruning. Nursery programs take place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, from 1:30-4:30pm. Check the Friends of Sausal Creek calendar for more details at www.sausalcreek.org > Programs > Event Calendar. Drop-ins welcome. Minors need a guardian to sign a waiver ( more
Sponsor: City Of Oakland Environmental Services - Volunteer Groups | Location: Oakland, CA 94602 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Friends of Sausal Creek is working to enhance the ecological value of upland, riparian, and aquatic habitats along existing trails within the Sausal Creek Watershed. Trail stewardship workdays address hydrology and erosion issues and improve habitat areas adjacent to trails. Of particular importance, these habitat improvements help maintain high quality spawning, rearing, and over-summer pool habitat f more
Sponsor: Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden | Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Technology/Web/Social Media Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Short term: Our plant signs in the garden that have been damaged need to be cleaned up and fixed if possible. New plant signs will need to be ordered for missing signs or new plants. Some durable but inexpensive metal or plastic backing or enclosure for existing signs to help prevent future damage needs to be provided. We want signs to be visible but also resistant to vandalism, inadvertent or carel more
Sponsor: Oakland Landscape Committee | Location: Oakland, CA 94618 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Social Volunteer Positions
Seeking a gardener to help with the development and maintenance of four public pollinator gardens in Oakland. Volunteer will help with planting, weeding, watering, pruning, deadheading flowers, sheet mulching, moving tree chips, and other tasks. The public gardens include the Broadway Pollinator Garden, the Firestorm Memorial Garden, the Gateway Garden park site, North Oakland Sports Field entry gard more
Sponsor: Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation | Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
The Tuesday group is restoring the area around Bayberry Pond in Lime Ridge North. A given week might find us doing site prep, planting, watering, or weeding. Or we might be at our native plant nursery, propagating plants for use in our work. Recently we began working on a project near the Sutherland Drive entrance to Shell Ridge. We also do spot restoration at other sites in the Walnut Creek Open S more
Sponsor: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates | Location: Alameda, CA 94501 Skilled & Unskilled Labor Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
A SAHA property in Alameda recently had a community garden with raised beds put in. We are looking for volunteers to come and help the residents care for their garden. Volunteers will be asked to help with watering, weeding, and other garden maintenance care. Volunteers should not only know how to do this, but help teach residents about proper garden care. For some of our residents this will be the fir more
Sponsor: Sustainable Contra Costa | Location: Oakland, CA 94611 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Public Relations Education Volunteer Positions
The Community Resilience Challenge East Bay is looking for interested individuals to work with us promoting community pledges in five key areas: energy, water, waste, growing food, and building community. Volunteers will work in collaboration with staff and other volunteers to promote the challenge. This position may help create projects that involve other volunteers and/or members of the community. E more
Sponsor: Golden Gate Audubon Society | Location: Berkeley, CA 94702 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Education Volunteer Positions
Need instructors for adult education classes in the East Bay and San Francisco and experienced birders to lead field trips around the Bay Area, across the state, and possibly internationally. more
Sponsor: Know How Network | Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Know How Network Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Can you use your knowledge of plants and graphics to help design new signage for a local nonprofit instructional garden? Plant signs in the garden have been damaged and need to be cleaned up and fixed if possible. New plant signs need to be ordered for missing signs or new plants. Volunteer will assist with the research of best materials, some vendor cost comparisons, and some design aspects. more
Sponsor: Know How Network | Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Skilled & Unskilled Labor Know How Network Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
We are searching for plant people of all stripes! Experience is not required, as you will learn each week about the ins and outs of horticulture. The necessities of this volunteer position change with the seasons, and there will be always something new and challenging to work on. Join us on Wednesday mornings in Walnut Creek. Meet new friends and learn more about horticulture. Experienced gardeners ar more

 

 


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