Volunteer activities vary throughout the seasons and include seed collection, seed cleaning, transplanting into pots, pruning, weeding in pots, pot washing, maintaining the greenhouses, care of our Habitat Demonstration Garden, and sometimes handy or artistic projects. The Presidio Nursery is accessible, usually has a diversity of projects to suit varying desires for active work, and welcomes people of all backgrounds, skills, and abilities. Check the Presidio Nursery volunteer homepage for program updates and cancellations.
Nursery programs are limited in capacity. Groups of five or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Visit our Groups volunteer page to learn more.
AGE, SKILLS, WHAT TO BRING:
Volunteers ages 5+ are welcome. Read our Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF) for youth under the age of 15. Volunteers ages 5-13 can attend with a parent/guardian, ages 14 & up can attend without a parent/guardian.
You’ll need to fill out a Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF) on-site on the day of the event. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed. If participants under 18 will be arriving without a parent/guardian present, please get in touch with the volunteer manager to obtain a form to print and sign ahead of time. Participants under 18 will not be allowed to volunteer without this specific form properly signed & dated.
We’ll be working rain or shine. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear if necessary.
Bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.