Get Involved

Join the ranks of thousands of volunteers who donate their time and talents to San Francisco’s neighborhood parks!

Volunteering is about giving, contributing, and joining together with our neighbors to make our community a better place to live. Volunteers and park advocates play a vital role in preserving and developing San Francisco’s 230+ parks, and have been volunteering their time to support neighborhood parks in San Francisco since the 1800′s! San Francisco’s parks would not exist without this kind of community support.

There are many ways to help our parks:

  • Volunteer at the NPC office: We have various projects that would benefit from volunteer help.
  • Volunteer translator at community meetings/events: help us engage non-English speakers at our workdays, meetings, and events.
  • Pro Bono Services: Provide pro bono professional services.
  • Join in at a Regularly Scheduled Park Workday: (Click here to view schedule of park group workdays for the upcoming month.)
  • Set up a group workday with Rec and Park:Click here for more info. Click here to view the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s Volunteer Policy.
  • Connect with a Neighborhood Park Group: Many park groups around the city need help planning events, conducting outreach, creating a website, etc. Contact your local park group to see how you can help. Click here to view a list of park groups and contact information.
  • Report Maintenance Issues to Park Staff: Use to report maintenance issues in your park! Attend a special training on ParkScan and become an expert on evaluating the conditions in your neighborhood parks and playgrounds.

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