An opportunity to volunteer all across National Parks and Nature Reserves throughout California, whilst gaining experience in ecological restoration and conservation work – volunteers take part in a range of ecological projects, trail improvement, and hazardous fuel reduction projects wherever the work is needed.
I have now finished both my California and North Carolina terms and just wanted to say thank you for everything, these last 4 months have been the best of my life and have loved every single minute of it.
Who will I work with?
California Conservation volunteers participate in small teams of both U.S. citizens and international participants, while working and camping on direct service projects for the National Forest Service, National Park Service and other land management agencies all over the state of California.
As a Californian conservation volunteer, you will have the opportunity to experience some stunning locations throughout your time on the project, and also during your free time – from towering redwood forests in Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in Southern California, this Golden State alongside the Pacific is a gem.
The project base is located in both Boulder Creek in and South Lake Tahoe in California. From Boulder Creek, you can travel up to Napa and Sonoma Counties if headed north, or out to the east in the central California valley, anywhere on the central California coast, and south to Monterey, CA, Big Sur, and San Luis Obispo Counties. From the Lake Tahoe site you are close to the Nevada border with access to stunning hiking and scenery.
During your free time, you can travel with new friends, explore endless beautiful areas, and socialise with other volunteers from the US and from around the world. You can go to the beach, take a road trip, rent a car, go rock climbing, and do whatever you’d like to plan.