Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

The Marin County Parks and Open Space Volunteer Program engages a diverse cross-section of Marin residents in the active stewardship of parks and open space lands and facilities. We know that effective land stewardship involves best land management practices, commitment, and partnering with other organizations as well as with members of our neighboring communities.

We have five programs offering a variety of opportunities for everyone, no matter your age, skills, or availability.

Community Volunteer Days is the most popular program and is a great way to get started.

The Environmental Stewardship Program is for devoted individuals or groups who want to take care of a park, preserve, or specific habitat restoration project.

Similar to the Sheriff’s Neighborhood Watch program, our Park Watch and Trail Watch/Mounted Patrol are for citizen volunteers who act as ambassadors of the Department, informing our rangers of the day-to-day park and preserve conditions as well as providing outreach to visitors.

The Trail Maintenance Team is for individuals who want to help the Road and Trail Crew maintain Open Space District roads and trails.

If you want to learn more about Open Space District volunteer opportunities, contact Volunteer Coordinator Greg Reza at (415) 473-3778.

If you want to learn more about Parks volunteer opportunities, contact Volunteer Coordinator Kirk Schroeder at (415) 473-2823.