Volunteer.  Mt. Tam Needs You!

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One of California's most beloved places would not be the natural jewel it is without the fine efforts of dozens of volunteers. People like you. It's a great way to draw closer to this mountain we love. We are currently seeking volunteers with these special skills or interests:


  • Visitor Center Hosts
    The Visitor Center sales account for most of our income, and we'd love to add to the ranks so we can expand our hours. You even get to run the credit card machine!  We also need help staffing the outpost at Pantoll Ranger station - so please let us know if your interests lie here as well.
  • Hike Leaders
    Help volunteer for Mt. Tam and Mt. Tamalpais State Park by doing the things you love most:  hiking in the beautiful outdoors, and sharing those joys with others.  If you have special interests as well - such as working with inner city and underprivileged youth, or with senior citizens or the elderly - you may also be interested in some of the pilot programs we're creating! Call 415.258.2410 and leave information on how to reach you such as your phone number, address, spelling of your name, and perhaps your email address.  This makes it easier for us to contact you.
  • Astronomy Program Assistants
    With 300-500 people on the mountain during the terrific monthly astronomy programs, Tinka could 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?
  • Trail Crew Volunteers
    Give back to the mountain by fixing trails and helping to remove non-native plant species!  Contact Ranger Rejas at 415.388.3653 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Record phone message with weekly hike schedule
    Christie Barbour has been recording the weekly hike schedule for ten years. She also answers questions when people write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  She'd love to have some help. You can write to her at that email, or call 425-258-2410 and leave a message on the hike recording line.

Volunteers get parking passes!

  • Volunteers who give more than 40 hours a year receive free parking at Mt. Tam.
  • Volunteers who give more than 100 hours a year receive free parking at every Marin District park unit (China Camp, Tomales Bay, Mt. Tam, Olompali and SP Taylor.)
  • Volunteers who give more than 200 hours a year receive free parking statewide.


To join Friends of Mt Tam, click here or print and mail this application:

volunteer4Friends of Mt Tam Membership Application

For a Volunteer in Parks Program application, click here.


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