One of California’s most beloved places would not be the natural jewel it is without the fine efforts of dozens of volunteers. Are you interested in volunteering your time to help visitors appreciate and protect our beautiful mountain? If so, Mount Tamalpais State Park is looking for docents and volunteers. You’ll be able to acquire full training in the natural and cultural resources of the park to lead hikes, guided walks, and other interpretive programs that promote stewardship and conservation and connect park visitors with nature.
If you enjoy spending time in nature and being outdoors, and you look forward to giving back to the community, promoting conservation and stewardship, as well as sharing your knowledge with others, you are the perfect person to join our volunteer team at Mount Tamalpais State Park!
To Get Started as a State Park Docent submit the linked form: MTSP Docent Application
For more information on volunteering programs for the State Park or for Friends of Mt Tam, email: email@example.com
- Visitor Center and Gravity Car Barn Docents
The Visitor Center and the Gravity Car Barn are often the places where visitors start their visit and get information about the mountain. VC/Museum Docents are trained to answer questions, and direct visitors to activities in the park that best meet their needs. With some interpretive training, VC/Museum Docents can also deliver short talks and demos about the cultural and natural resources of the mountain. Finally, VC/Museum docents will help with items sales such as books, maps, or T-shirts, or help at special events – Mt Play, Sound Summit and others.
- Hike Docents
Help Mt. Tamalpais State Park by doing the things you love most: hiking in the beautiful outdoors, while delivering a well-thought guided program to inspire and connect visitors to the natural and cultural resources of the park. Training for Hike Docents is once a year in the fall.
- Astronomy Program Volunteers
With 300-500 people on the mountain during the terrific monthly astronomy programs, This popular program can use a few extra hands to help plan, set up and greet people. You never know – you might learn something! And how could you pass up an evening under the stars above the fog?.
- Trail Crew Volunteers
Give back to the mountain by fixing trails and helping to remove non-native plant species! Join our monthly Third Tuesday Trail Crews and see other trail crew events via our e-news letter. If your company or group would like to organize a volunteer trail crew event let us know
- Trail Crew Volunteers
- Volunteer with Friends of Mt Tam
Friends of Mt Tam Volunteers help with supporting the State Park in a variety of tasks: serving as an FMT board member, coordinating fundraising events to raise funds in support of a variety of park’s programs and projects, manage communications and social media, etc. FMT volunteers also help with the management of the visitor center, with the recruitment and training of other volunteers, and with special events on the Mountain – such as the Mt Play, Sound Summit and others.
To become a Friends of Mount Tam volunteer, click here or print and mail this application: Friends of Mt Tam Membership Application For more information on FMT and on the FMT volunteer program email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers get parking passes!
- All Volunteers who give 40 hours or more a year receive free annual parking for Mt Tam State Park.
- Mount Tamalpais State Park Volunteers who give 50 hours or more receive a Bay Area District State Parks annual parking pass! Parks include: Tomales Bay, Olompali SHP, China Camp, Samuel P. Taylor, Mt Tamalpais, Candlestick, Benicia SRA, Benicia Capitol, Mt Diablo Sonoma SHP, Petaluma Adobe, Bale Grist Mill, Bothe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, Sugarloaf, and Annadel. Angel Island is not included.
- State Park volunteers who give 200 hours or more a year receive a free annual parking pass for all California state park.
Mt Tam State Park Volunteer Website: click here
Contact us with any question on volunteering! email: email@example.com