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Volunteer

Volunteer

Find Your Opportunity

Thank you for your interest in supporting Mt. Tamalpais! One Tam is a partnership of five different organizations*, each of which has a variety of programs and opportunities. Below is an overview with links to more information. Opportunities come in many forms, including helping to study wildlife, restoring habitats and trails, and other special ways that you can support the mountain.

Visit our calendar and the links below to see listings of these volunteer opportunities and other events. For follow-up questions, please reach out at info@onetam.org. 

*One Tam is a partnership of the National Park Service, Marin Water, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Marin County Parks and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. 

Opportunities include:

Contribute to research on Mt. Tamalpais with our Community Science programs.

Tamalpais Bee Lab. Help process wild bee specimens for our study of the mountain's bees. Our bee lab events tend to fill up fast; be sure to sign up early if interested. 

Marin Wildlife Watch. In early 2023, One Tam will relaunch the volunteer effort around our wildlife camera study. We have a large array of motion activated cameras around the mountain and volunteers help us look through photos to identify animals. Stay tuned for more information by signing up for quarterly newsletter here.

If you enjoy meeting people, sharing naturalist information, inspiring others to explore Mt. Tamalpais and inviting people to join community events and volunteer programs, consider joining our team of volunteers that supports the Tam Van mobile trailhead. Contact mstafford@onetam.org for more information.

Volunteer Ambassadors connect people to Mt. Tamalpais and raise financial and volunteer support for One Tam’s projects and programs.

Marin County Parks (MCP) hosts habitat restoration programs, naturalist outings and more during the week and on weekends. Visit the MCP events calendar to learn more. 

Marin Water hosts a range of volunteer programs including the Litter Abatement program, Habitat Restoration, Community Science initiatives, and the Turtle Observer and Frog Docent Programs which work at Little Carson Falls in the spring season. For questions, or to be added to Marin Water’s volunteer e-newsletter, please contact volunteerprogram@marinwater.org.

The National Park Service (NPS) hosts a variety of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including some lands on Mt. Tamalpais. These include both long-term and short-term opportunities related to habitat restoration, native plant nurseries, trails, interpretation and more.  

Visit this page to see an overview of volunteer programs in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. 

Volunteer.gov lists volunteer opportunities with NPS and other government agencies throughout the United States. 

The Parks Conservancy hosts a variety of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in cooperation with the National Park Service, including some lands on Mt. Tamalpais. These include both long-term and short-term opportunities related to habitat restoration, native plant nurseries, interpretation and more. The Parks Conservancy’s website lists weekly volunteer programs and a calendar of park events.  

For youth and young adult programs, please visit our youth programs page.

 

 

Learn More

To stay up to date about new programs and events, sign up for One Tam's quarterly e-newsletter and visit One Tam’s calendar. Some volunteer programs require registration and may have age restrictions. Please follow links for more information and please reach out if you have questions at info@onetam.org. 

Peter Coyote Quote

The mountain gives to all of us selflessly and constantly. The challenge is for each of us to consider in what way we can repay the generosity. Invent something, donate, pull weeds, shore up trails, volunteer with One Tam and you will become a Tamalpaian.

Peter Coyote
Co-author and Narrator, The Invisible Peak