You can learn new skills, teach others and stay active and involved. Volunteers at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods National Monument, and Fort Point National Historic Site help present the diverse resources of one of America’s most popular National Parks to today’s visitors, and help preserve these precious resource for future generations. Volunteers at Golden Gate play a vital role in almost all aspects of park operations:
- Collecting data on birds of prey at the premier hawk watching site on the west coast.
- Designing and conducting information programs for the general public and school children.
- Removing non-native plants, growing native plants, and working in one of the park’s nurseries.
- Restoring historic structures such as a World War II barracks or a mess hall.
- Working with park scientists to protect endangered species like the mission blue butterfly and peregrine falcon.
Volunteer opportunities at Golden Gate NRA are as diverse as the natural and cultural resources of the park. History buffs, amateur naturalists, artists, students, gardeners and many more people have found a place to share their skills at Golden Gate. Each volunteer’s contribution makes a big difference!
The information above can be found on the official website of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.nps.gov/goga/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm