Ready to Lend a Hand?
Volunteer at Elkhorn Slough
Volunteer for an Event
The Elkhorn Slough Foundation and Elkhorn Slough Reserve regularly host volunteer events. Anyone can attend—all you have to do is check out the calendar, register for an event, and show up to help!
Become a Regular Program Volunteer
Both the Elkhorn Slough Reserve and the Elkhorn Slough Foundation are supported by an incredible team of volunteers—from land stewards and scientists to docents, educators, and more. Whether you’re a green thumb looking to restore native habitats or a naturalist hoping to share your love of the wetlands, there’s a place for you here.
Our education volunteers engage the public on weekend tours, or assist with K-12 school field trips.
Our stewardship volunteers focus on habitat restoration involving planting, weeding, or propagating plants in our greenhouse.
Our research volunteers conduct long-term monitoring on water quality and wildlife, as well as help scientists with general field work.
To become a program volunteer, please apply below.
Note: volunteer training occurs once a year, typically in the spring. All program volunteers must complete paperwork and training before coming on board.
Group Volunteer Events
To arrange a volunteer event for your group, please fill out the Group Volunteer Request Form.
In this episode of the Slough Cast podcast, Juan takes a boat trip through the slough with the legendary Ron Eby, one of the Reserve’s foremost otter experts. Join them for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hester marsh restoration and get up close and personal with the amazing otters of Elkhorn Slough.
In this episode, Juan goes searching for rare amphibians with Reserve biologist Susie Fork. While Juan learns how to use a dipnet, Susie talks about why habitat protection is so important for these endangered species in Elkhorn Slough.