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You Can Make A Difference…

Anyone can donate their time and effort to providing essential services at GGNRA. Volunteer opportunities at Muir Woods National Monument are as diverse and abundant as the natural and cultural resources of the park.

Volunteers at Muir Woods play a vital role in park operations:

  • Greeting, orienting, educating park visitors.

  • Removing non-native plants, growing native plants, or trail maintenance.

  • Cleaning up garbage and restoring historic structures.

  • Working with park scientists to protect endangered species and conduct scientific research.

Each volunteer's contribution makes a big difference! Depending on the opportunity, volunteers may donate several months at a time or perhaps a few hours. Volunteers at Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Muir Woods National Monument help present the diverse resources of one of America's most famous National Parks to today's visitors and help preserve these precious resource for future generations.

Volunteer Resources & Benefits

Join us, and become a part of one of the largest and most diverse volunteer programs in the National Park System.

  • Volunteers who serve 250 or more hours can earn a pass entitling them to free entry to all Federal lands for 12 months. The Volunteer Pass is honored nationwide at all National Park Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service areas where standard amenity fees are charged.

  • Long term volunteer opportunities are offered by the National Park Service. Living in park options may be available.

  • All volunteers receive orientation and training.

  • The National Park Service is an equal opportunity employer.

Connect With Us:

Volunteers-In-Parks Program
201 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123

In collaboration with our partners at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, we also host a variety of group volunteering and weekly volunteer programs. If you have inquiries regarding these programs, you can connect with us below:

For general inquires about the Volunteers-In-Parks Program at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Point National Historic Site, and Muir Woods National Monument e-mail us. For specific questions about lending your time to Muir Woods, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Adrian Boone, [adrian_boone@nps.gov].


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: August 8, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Rd

Mill Valley, CA 94941


United States Park Police Dispatch: Non-Emergency: 415-561-5505 Emergency: 415-561-5656

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