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Volunteer Opportunities

We know that behind our successes lay the efforts of our volunteers and this volunteer participation is absolutely crucial to the strength of our organization. Volunteers help to form the foundation of community representation in our work. This connection plays an integral role when striving to provide a high quality experience for all park visitors.

Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo CountyOur Volunteer Program also works closely with the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) to provide volunteer workdays and special events at our parks and golf courses. Please contact ECOSLO at 805.544.1777 for information on upcoming workdays.


How would you like to volunteer?



Tailor tasks to suit your interests and goals. Adopt virtually any facility or feature at our parks including trails, beaches, landscaped areas, play areas, pools and many more!

Service Project

Would you like to design and execute a landscape, trail or building project? We are always looking for volunteers to help beautify our parks and beaches.

Park Docent

Assist in planning, development, and implementation of our interpretive programs, guided hikes, and demonstrations as well as act as a visitor/staff liason.

Camp Host

Be an integral part of our team at our regional parks or overnight camping facilities. Hosts are provided an RV site in exchange for assistance with visitor services, campsite maintenance and management.  If you are interested, please complete and return the Camp Host Application.  The application can be emailed to or mailed to 1144 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA  93408.

Trail Workdays and/or Patrol

Assist with flagging, brushing, building, sign making, and maintenance of our trails.

Golf Course Marshall

Do you have a passion for golf? Help to keep our courses running smooth or assist in small repairs and maintenance.

Kids Fishing Clinics

Help teach kids all the special tricks of catching fish. Clinics are hosted at Lopez Lake Recreation Area and Santa Margarita Lake.

Dog Park Volunteers

We have several dog park organizations that could use your help in keeping our dog parks safe and clean for your fury “best friend.” Come play and volunteer at Cayucos Dog Park, El Chorro Dog Park, Heilmann Dog Park or Vineyard Dog Park. Woof!

If you have any questions, please contact us at (805) 781-5930.

SLO County Parks & Recreation