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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: Bike Walnut Creek | Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Featured listings Health Social Volunteer Positions Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities Working with Children & Youth Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Bike Walnut Creek is hosting an energizer station and we could use one more volunteer in the morning and possibly afternoon. It's super fun - you get to talk to happy, healthy people on bikes and give them free food and swag! Email us if you're interested in volunteering. Read more about Bike East Bay's BTWD efforts. 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: Bike Walnut Creek | Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Featured listings Health Public Relations Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Teen Volunteer Opportunities
We believe that data can, and should, help steer our advocacy. As such, we conduct thorough counts of bicyclists and pedestrians twice a year. We are looking for volunteers to count bikes and pedestrians-for short 2 hour shifts-at a few locations in the Walnut Creek area over a two week period. We require a brief 10 minute training which can be done in person or over the phone. Our counts help us lear more
Sponsor: Golden Gate Audubon Society | Location: Oakland, CA 94621 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Join Golden Gate Audubon and Outdoor Afro in planting native plants and removing debris from the shoreline. Enjoy a bird walk to see the birds that depend on Arrowhead Marsh. Waterbirds, shorebirds, hawks and songbirds can be seen or heard. Next Workdays: - Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 9:30am-12:30pm Directions: Take 880 to Hegenburger toward the Oakland Airport. Turn right on Doolittle Drive. 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 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Know How Network
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: Friends of the Creeks | Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Every spring we remove trash from the creeks downtown and do habitat restoration -- butterfly habitat maintenance and arundo removal. If you care about the environment and the creatures who live in it, this is a chance to do something to help them. It's also a chance to beautify the downtown area -- nobody likes to look at trash. Trash we have picked out of the creek in past years includes everything f more
Sponsor: Know How Network | Location: Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Skilled & Unskilled Labor Know How Network
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
Sponsor: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates | Location: Berkeley, CA 94703 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Our residents are gearing up for the gardening season, are you? While our residents are enthusiastic to be able to grow their own fresh food, not all of them know how. This is where you come in. We want someone who is passionate about gardening who speaks English and another language, Cantonese, Mandarin and Farsi preferred, to help our residents learn about gardening. If you don't have much knowledge more
Sponsor: Oakland Landscape Committee | Location: Oakland, CA 94618 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer help is needed in helping with maintenance in the Gateway Garden, which is an attractive public garden and City of Oakland park site that surround the Gateway Emergency Preparedness Center. Volunteers might assist in weeding, pruning, planting, watering, refinishing railings. The Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center has a series of exhibits that describe the 1991 Oakland Hills Fi more
Sponsor: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates | Location: Berkeley, CA 94703 Social Volunteer Positions Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Help our residents take care of their community garden! In cities such as Oakland, the availability of fresh, affordable produce is limited, making it especially challenging for people living in low-income communities to live healthily. Community gardens provide nutritious and affordable food, thereby improving the health of its care takers, and can also promote a sense of community. SAHA has several c 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: 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: Golden Gate Audubon Society | Location: Berkeley, CA 94702 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Golden Gate Audubon Society needs volunteers to take on specific wildlife issues in the East Bay. This is an opportunity to become knowledgeable about conservation and policy issues, monitor and follow issues closely, attend meetings on behalf of Golden Gate Audubon, draft comments, and report to committee and staff. Committee meets second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Golden Gate Audubon of 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. We do not sell any plants. more
Sponsor: Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden | Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden is looking for an individual or small group to design and build a rodent-proof, secure, and easy to lift cover for the new composting system to be used by PHIG and the school. It would keep the compost from drying out in the summer and from getting too wet in the winter. The project could be worked on by a service group, boy scout or girl scout troop, or class. As an more
Sponsor: Oakland Landscape Committee | Location: Oakland, CA 94618 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer help is need with the maintenance in the Broadway Pollinator Garden located just south of Highway 24 at the intersection of Broadway/Keith. Help with watering, weeding, planting, and mulching. This is a new public garden site adopted by the Oakland Landscape Committee, and 2000 new pollinator plants were planted this year providing new habitat for butterflies, birds and bees on Earth Day. more
Sponsor: Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden | Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
As a wildlife habitat and water conservation demonstration garden in Pleasant Hill, our nonprofit organization educates visitors to the garden on sustainable gardening practices and plants in the garden that attract pollinators and would be suitable for their own gardens. We would look forward to your enthusiasm and ideas on how to better educate the school, community, and our public officials. Boa more
Sponsor: Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden | Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities
The Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden is looking for Board and Steering Committee Members to help grow our garden! Public Relations - writing & speaking skills, contact media, create library display case, etc. Education - liaison with school districts, provide tours, specialty on environmental ed. Volunteer Coordinator - contact volunteers, maintain mailing list, help at special work parties Gra more
Sponsor: Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden | Location: Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 Environmental Volunteer Opportunities Technology/Web/Social Media
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

 

 


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