Environment in the South Bay

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Environmental Volunteers (South Bay Region)

Volunteer to work with small groups of children from kindergarten through sixth grade and involve them in hands-on, discovery-based science and nature learning in local schools.  Use innovative methods of teaching children about Bay Area environments.  Volunteers also lead field trips to explore local ecosystems and reinforce concepts introduced in the classroom. Volunteers can choose the school location that is closest to them. 

Friends of Guadalupe River Park and Gardens (San Jose)

Volunteering with the Friends can bring you many benefits, from learning successful gardening techniques, to having the satisfaction of doing something good for the environment. Docents will improve their public speaking skills and have an opportunity to introduce the park to visitors. Helping with our childrens education programs can be fun and fulfilling for volunteers. Other opportunities include Rose Garden Work Days, Courtyard Garden Work Day, Historic Orchard Drought Tolerant Garden Workdays, River Clean Ups and Trail Maintenence and Education Volunteers.

Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden (San Jose)

Volunteers help to maintain the roses at the Historic 5 and a half acre San Jose Municipal Rose Garden.

Full Circle Farm (Sunnyvale)

Full Circle Farm represents a shift toward food systems that are local, fresh, and sustainable. Diversified, intensively managed crops and orchards grow on eleven acres at Peterson Middle School in Sunnyvale, CA. They need volunteers for all aspects of the farm, including the garden, fields, events, farmstand, and construction.

Green Town (Los Altos)

GreenTown Los Altos is a non partisan community organization begun in 2007 to help Los Altos and Los Altos Hills become more sustainable. Help to educate people to change behaviors and to reduce waste, water and energy use at home, in businesses, in schools and in our government. Participate in collaborative Bay Area efforts to influence regional sustainability.

Heritage Rose Gardens (San Jose)

The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden is maintained completely by volunteers who weed, clip spent blooms, winter prune and propagate and plant.

Midpennisula Regional Open Space District (South Bay Region)

Volunteer at any of the many open space preserves. Activities to choose include educating and inspiring visitors, constructing and maintaining trails, and removing invasive, non native vegetation.

Our City Forest (South Bay Region)
There are many opportunities to support a greener South Bay area and no experience is necessary and . Volunteer to plant trees or become a tree planting coach! There are also outreach opportunties and they need help with the newsletter and website.
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority (South Bay Region)
Volunteering at the Open Space Authority brings people together in a beautiful setting to work and have fun. Voluntter to helping visitor, improve habitats, or lead interpretive hikes. Resource volunteers work under the direction of Open Space Technicians and may serve on the trail patrol or contribute to land stewardship projects. Interpretive volunteers help with hikes, camps and special events under the guidance of the Coordinator of Interpretive Programs.
Santa Clara County Parks (South Bay Region)
Please fill out form and provide your interests for the variety of volunteer opportunities in the many Santa Clara County Parks. Opportunties include earth days, clean ups and trail days.
Save the Bay (South Bay Region)

Save The Bay gives you an opportunity to participate in hands on restoration of San Francisco Bay wetlands near you. The restoration program puts people on the Bay shore to collect native plant seeds,grow plants in our nurseries, sow native plants along the shoreline and monitor the health of wildlife populations. These restoration activities improve habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife, and enhance the region's quality of life. While volunteering, learn about wetland ecology, how native plants improve Bay health, and threats affecting the Bay.

Stevens and Permanente Creeks Watershed Council (South Bay Region)

Projects that volunteers can work on include helping with creek cleanups and habitat restoration projects, scientific insect and invasive plant studies, or monitoring water quality.