NOTE: Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) impact and county-wide orders, activities may be cancelled or postponed at any time. If an event is cancelled, you will receive an email notice 24 hours in advance.
Join us at our habitat restoration events throughout the month. You can help us create and improve bird habitat by removing invasive plants, planting natives, and doing cleanups. If you need directions or have questions, please email our Manager of Volunteer Services, Janet Carpinelli at email@example.com.
Preregistration is required. Waivers for volunteers under 18 years of age must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, hat and/or sunscreen, and, if necessary, rain gear. Bring your own water bottle and snack. If you have your own garden gloves, please bring them, but there will be glove liners and gloves for your safe use at the site. We’ll provide instruction and tools. No experience necessary.
Please follow our Birding Code of Ethics. If you’d like to learn more about our Birding Code of Ethics, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.
If you would like to schedule a private group workday event please contact our Manager of Volunteer Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Train to Become a Docent
Help passersby spot and appreciate the birds at spots at Lake Merritt in Oakland or Dotson Family Marsh in Richmond. We provide training for docents in the fall for docenting November through February.
If you are interested in becoming a docent email email@example.com for details
Other Ways to Help
Your skills, knowledge, and expertise can help us in dozens of ways. Lead a field trip, teach children about birds and wetlands, provide office support, write letters to elected officials, join a habitat restoration work party, or photograph our events. Whether you have a lot of time or a little, we welcome your participation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Photographers: Volunteers are needed to help by photographing at our events.
Event Volunteers: Volunteers are needed at a variety of events to engage
the public by talking about Golden Gate Bird Alliance’s programs and the
advantages of membership. Event entry fees are paid for these volunteers.
To find out more, click here.
VOLUNTEERING FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR
We’re looking for volunteers who love being outside with kids to help us on our weekday field trips to local parks with 3rd-5thgraders in Oakland, Richmond, and San Francisco. No prior experience as a teacher or birder is necessary – just a love of nature and children.
As a volunteer, you would assist us on our school day long field trips. Activities include bird walks, habitat restoration, and nature hikes. Field trip sites include Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland, Point Pinole in Richmond, and Glen Park in San Francisco.
Our award-winning Eco-Education program offers a year-long curriculum with in-class and field trip components to low income public schools around the Bay Area. Come be a part of the fun of connecting young people with nature!
– a love of working with children, nature, and being outdoors
– a desire to help young people ASK QUESTIONS and be INQUISITIVE about birds and the natural environment
– available at least 1-2 weekdays a month, for the whole school day ( usually from 9 or 10am to 2 or 3pm)
– willingness to travel to our field trip sites in Oakland, Richmond, and/OR San Francisco (carpooling often available)
Helpful but not required:
– physically able to travel about 1-2 miles, sometimes on unpaved and uneven trails (some but not all of our field trip sites have paved, wheelchair accessible trails)
– a love and ability to help students plant native plants
– a desire and ability to lead small groups (5-10 students each) in activities
– fluent in Spanish
For more information, contact Clay at email@example.com.
Click here to see what it’s like to go on an Eco-Ed field trip!
SE NECESITAN EDUCADORES AMBIENTALES
Trabaje con estudiantes en el programa Eco-Oakland de nuestra organización GGAS. No se requiere experiencia previa. Prevemos 12 horas de entrenamiento para programas en el salón de clase y paseos al aire libre ecológicos.
Usted se compromete a participar en el entrenamiento y participar por lo menos 7 horas al mes con estudiantes de escuelas primarias del Este de Oakland y sus familias en paseos ecológicos y en programas en el salón de clase.
Los estudiantes aprenden sobre la ecología de las aguas y fauna local, con actividades creativas del salón de clase. En paseos al campo, a riachuelos locales, y al parque de Martin Luther King, Jr, litoral regional, los voluntarios trabajan en actividades de mano con los estudiantes, y restauran hábitos de los ríos, los pantanos y el mar, observan pájaros, estudian invertebrados, y examinan la calidad del agua.
Los voluntarios también asisten con los paseos de Eco-Oakland para los estudiantes y sus familias a los sábados al Océano Pacífico. Para muchas familias, éstos son sus primeros viajes al océano. Con estas excursiones altamente populares, los estudiantes y sus familias vienen a entender y apreciar la conexión entre sus vecindades, los ríos, la bahía, y el océano.
Our Fabulous Volunteers of 2019-2020!
Golden Gate Bird Alliance thanks our fabulous volunteers who have joined us in events, activities and actions that help to protect native bird populations and their habitats, and bring people and birds together!
This Volunteer Appreciation slideshow/movie brings you on a short adventure with our many and varied volunteers throughout 2019-2020. Enjoy!