YSP is hiring!

The Youth Stewardship Program is hiring 2014-15 Environmental Education Interns! We are looking for fabulous applicants who are interested in working with youth in San Francisco parks running our free field trip program. Check out the website IdeaList for a detailed description of the opportunity. Interested applicants can email zoe.burton@sfgov.org … Continue reading

Natural Areas Program at Oak Woodlands

A snapshot of the SFRPD Natural Areas Program staff and volunteers taking care of some of the oldest Coastal Live Oak trees in the city of San Francisco at the Oak Woodlands, an extraordinary remnant of native landscape in the northeast corner of Golden Gate Park. Come join the fun … Continue reading

SF Botanical Garden Volunteer Opportunities

Green Team Member Duration- Ongoing, varying commitment, starting on January 7, 2014 Time Commitment- Three hours per week commitment either Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10-1. Responsibilities- Green Team members are key volunteers in keeping the Garden beautifully maintained. They work with a coordinator and Rec and Park Gardeners in all … Continue reading

Dolores Park Works & GM Phil Ginsburg share a successful Dolores Park cleanup day

SECOND BREAKFAST AND A PARK CLEAN-UP GETS IT DONE by Lauren Hartman Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager made a surprise appearance at the Dolores Park Works/Bi-Rite Breakfast and a Park Clean-Up on Monday morning. Phil thanked everyone for turning out and told us that volunteers are essential to Rec and … Continue reading

San Francisco State University Freshmen Welcome Days

On Saturday, August 24, SFRPD collaborated with community partners, the SF Parks Alliance and the Dept of Public Works to host a day of volunteer service at Lake Merced and Golden Gate Park for incoming students to San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco.   Over 120 matriculating freshmen … Continue reading

Hayes Valley Neighbors at Patricia’s Green

SFRPD staff gardeners, Robert McNeill and Todd Sucy, led a volunteer work party with the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association at the beautiful Patricia’s Green on Saturday, July 27. Additional volunteers from the Walden House graciously collaborated in this effort.  The group made preparations for the upcoming Autumn planting season by … Continue reading

Hoorah! We are almost ready to open the Garden.

As some of you may have seen walking past the garden, construction is close to complete. The garden will combine demonstration gardens, programming and workshops, a native plant nursery and materials/tool distribution, etc. with a combination of individual and shared plots, all of which will provide an invaluable resource for … Continue reading

The Smurfs Celebrate “America the Bluetiful”

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department Invites you to volunteer to help Bluetify Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park!  Bluetify Stow Lake Wednesday July 10 from 10am-12noon Family Friendly Volunteer Event, please RSVP to recparkvounteer@sfgov.org for more details.  Smurf characters will be onsite to help bluetify as well as volunteer … Continue reading

Juri Commoners

Neighbors convened on June 29 for their monthly Saturday workday.  The Juri Commoners are volunteers who care for Juri Commons, a park in the southwestern corner of San Francisco’s Mission District, built on the old railroad right-of-way between Guerrero Street, San Jose Avenue and 25th and 26th Streets. They work … Continue reading