volunteers, volunteers

Be on the front lines and get involved in restoring and maintaining District trails and preserves. Each year the District hosts over 70 fun, educational, and productive outdoor service projects.  We have a variety of Preserve Partner volunteer projects, which are posted quarterly. 

All minors, under the age of 18, must provide prior parent/guardian approval (signed liability waiver) or be accompanied by a parent/adult for the duration of any volunteer project. Minor children may NOT be dropped off at a project.

The projects on this page are open to individual sign-ups from members of the community; If you have a group interested in volunteering together, visit our Group Volunteer Projects page.

Questions?  Visit our Outdoor Service Project FAQ page.

Click on a project title below for all the details and registration information.


IMPORTANT NOTE:
As part of Midpen's response to COVID-19 and required social distancing, Outdoor Service Volunteer Projects are canceled through the end of April. May projects will NOT open for registration on April 1, and will remain closed until we are given the authorization to proceed; an email will be sent to volunteers when this occurs. As with all businesses and agencies, we have been mandated to shut down all but 'essential' functions that cannot be performed from our respective home workspaces. Please refer to the 'office closure, event, and activity cancellations' page for all Midpen updates during this time.  (updated March 20, 2020)

May
Title Preserve Level
Sat, 5/2 9:00am to 2:00pm Habitat Restoration: Invasive Plant Removal Sierra Azul Preserve
Moderate
Sat, 5/2 9:30am to 2:00pm Habitat Restoration: French Broom Removal Saratoga Gap Preserve
All levels
Sat, 5/9 9:30am to 2:00pm Grassland Restoration Los Trancos Preserve
Easy
Thu, 5/14 9:30am to 2:00pm Fence Restoration Rancho San Antonio Preserve
All levels
Sat, 5/16 9:00am to 2:00pm Habitat Restoration: Purple Starthistle Removal Russian Ridge Preserve
Strenuous
Sat, 5/30 9:30am to 2:00pm Habitat Restoration: Teasel Removal Los Trancos Preserve
Easy
June
Title Preserve Level
Sat, 6/6 9:30am to 2:00pm Habitat Restoration: Teasel Removal Sierra Azul Preserve
Moderate
Thu, 6/11 9:00am to 2:00pm Pond Restoration La Honda Creek Preserve
Easy
Thu, 6/11 9:30am to 2:00pm Fence Restoration Rancho San Antonio Preserve
All levels
Sat, 6/13 9:30am to 2:00pm Grassland Restoration Los Trancos Preserve
Easy
Thu, 6/18 9:30am to 2:00pm Grassland Restoration Long Ridge Preserve
Easy
Sat, 6/20 9:30am to 2:00pm Habitat Restoration: Teasel Removal Skyline Ridge Preserve
Easy
Sat, 6/20 9:30am to 2:00pm Habitat Restoration: Yellow star thistle removal Pulgas Ridge Preserve
All levels
Thu, 6/25 9:00am to 2:00pm Pond Restoration La Honda Creek Preserve
All levels
Thu, 6/25 9:00am to 2:00pm Habitat Restoration: Yellow star thistle removal El Sereno Preserve
All levels
Sat, 6/27 9:00am to 2:00pm Habitat Restoration: Invasive Species Removal La Honda Creek Preserve
Easy
Sat, 6/27 9:30am to 2:00pm Habitat Restoration: Yellow star thistle removal Sierra Azul Preserve
All levels