Volunteering is a great way to support Pinnacles National Park and spend time in one of the nation's most breathtaking national parks. Volunteer opportunities include habitat restoration projects, condor monitoring, nature center assistant, trail work, artist residencies, vegetation management, and more.

Long-term, drop-in, and group volunteer opportunities are available, and all serve vital roles in protecting the unique resources of Pinnacles National Park.
If you're interested in volunteering, but don't see a position listed here that would be a good fit, feel free to contact us here!.


Long Term Volunteering
Pinnacles is fortunate to have a range of volunteers that work for all our park offices! Some of the long-term ways to volunteer are:
- Preventative Search & Rescue:
- Vegetation & Restoration: picking invasive plants, surveying remote backcountry areas, collecting seeds, restoring habitat.
- Condors: monitoring and testing procedures.
- Trails: clearing overgrowth, clearing disability-access trails, rock work in the caves, monitoring the pig fence.
- Interpretation & Education: giving educational programs to schoolgroups, talking to visitors on trail about park resources, staffing the Nature Center.
- Night Skies: helping with Star Gazer Parties, assessing light pollution at night.

Group & Event Volunteering
Trail work, plant habitat restoration, and condor habitat surveys are all recurring projects the park offers for volunteers to participate in! We offer scheduled service learning events to groups such as scout troops, business teams, wedding parties, school classes. We also have monthly recurring "drop-in" service events for interested individuals, no reservation or group required! Does your business or organization want to take part in a team-building restoration project? If so, we have many opportunities that can accommodate large groups. Please e-mail us for more information!

At this time we are only scheduling volunteer programs on a Monday-Friday basis, as weekend crowds require the full staff to manage. If a weekday program would be of interest, reach out to us through the above link to chat about what's available!

Last updated: August 7, 2023

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Mailing Address:

5000 East Entrance Road
Paicines, CA 95043


831 389-4486
Please call the number above for all park related inquiries. For camping questions contact the Pinnacles Campground at (831) 200-1722. For the park book store, please call (831) 389-4485.

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