Welcoming Park Visitors

Public-facing volunteers welcome and orient park visitors to the natural and cultural resources of the Presidio. To receive the latest updates, sign up for our monthly volunteer newsletter >>

Archaeology Field Station at El Presidio Site

Currently, there are no available volunteer opportunities with the Archaeology program.

El Presidio is the site of the original Spanish fort on the Main Post of the Presidio, and now a live archaeological dig site. Volunteers greet park visitors and discuss archaeology techniques and what we’ve learned through the excavation process.

Presidio Officers’ Club and Heritage Gallery

The Presidio Officers’ Club is one of the most historic buildings in San Francisco—two adobe rooms date to the Spanish El Presidio. Throughout the 20th century, the Officers' Club was an exclusive gathering place for Army brass and their families. Today, the public is welcome to enjoy its free exhibition galleries tracing the Presidio’s past and present, with the help of our knowledgeable volunteers.

Presidio Tunnel Tops

Presidio Tunnel Tops is a new attraction within the Presidio national park site. It’s built on top of the Presidio Parkway tunnels, with amazing Golden Gate views you can’t find anywhere else in San Francisco. This new destination connects the historic center of the Presidio to the park’s Crissy Field waterfront. The area is free, accessible for all, and easy to get to on public transportation. Volunteers welcome and orient park visitors and help them begin their national park adventures.

Special Events Volunteers

The Presidio welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every weekend and special events can be a particular draw for new park-goers. Volunteering at a special event is a fun, easy way for you to get involved and help park visitors feel more comfortable in the national parks. Plus, there's no ongoing commitment: you can volunteer for special events as they fit your interests and availability. Special Events volunteers greet visitors, hand out maps, point out bathrooms, and serve as a generally welcoming presence to all park visitors. No experience necessary. All orientation and training is completed when you arrive.​