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When you engage in environmental volunteer opportunities, you give back to your community – today and into the future.

We want to get to know you!
Summer trainings for Volunteer Ambassadors will be held in July. Volunteering with Nature Collective gives you an up-close-and-personal opportunity to make a difference in the health of nature. You get to experience our lands like never before – and help the community while you’re at it!

Become a Volunteer Ambassador

Do you have a few weekend hours each month to volunteer? You can be a voice for the beauty of nature.

As a Volunteer Ambassador (age 16+) you can help to welcome visitors of all ages when they experience Annie’s Canyon Trail + Swami’s Beach + Seaside State Beach. Volunteer Ambassadors provide information that highlights unique flora and fauna – plus guidance on how to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way.

Join Us for Habitat Restoration 

When you help to remove invasive species, water many growing plants, monitor flora and fauna, and assist in our plant nursery – you are rehabilitating habitats – and making a lasting difference! Volunteers can choose experiences that are offered Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, or 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Locations vary across San Elijo Lagoon, and beyond. 

You also get a behind-the-scenes look at how nature thrives when we dedicate collective expertise to make the outdoors healthy. Each session is limited to six volunteers, so reserve your spot today!