Volunteer

The American River Parkway Foundation enlists the assistance of thousands of volunteers each year. These volunteers play a vital role in the conservation of the American River Parkway. Throughout the year, volunteer opportunities exist through River Clean Ups, Invasive Plant Removal, Trail Maintenance, Habitat Restoration and all of our many programs and events. Below are just a few ways you can become involved.

Volunteer Opportunities

Clean Ups
Join us for the Great American River Clean Up in September, Spring Clean Up in April, or any of our monthly River Clean Ups throughout the year. Help remove unwanted debris and waste from the Parkway and River.
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Sustainable Saturdays
Want to get started right away? Looking to fulfill school community service requirements? Sustainable Saturdays and our other, open volunteer days are great one-time volunteer opportunities.
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Invasive Plant Patrol
Invasive plant patrol volunteers work in various habitats throughout the Parkway to remove non-native species, including red sesbania, yellow star thistle, Spanish broom, and more, that inhibit native vegetation and wildlife.
Join a group of adventurous volunteers who help remove tens of thousands of invasive plants each year!
Email our volunteer coordinator for more information at: volunteer@arpf.org

Mile Stewards
An integral part of the health of the Parkway is the Adopt-A-Mile program.
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Special Events Volunteer
Each of the Parkway Foundation’s staple events has plenty of volunteer needs.
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Internships
The Parkway Foundation offers seasonal, unpaid internships supporting ARPF staff across various programs that offer hands-on experience in the environmental science field. Previous interns have worked with Invasive Plant Management, Wildfire Restoration, GIS Mapping and more.
Email our volunteer coordinator for more information at: volunteer@arpf.org

Corporate Volunteering
The Parkway Foundation regularly works with businesses to put on volunteer events across various programs. These are great team-building opportunities!
Email our volunteer coordinator for more information at: volunteer@arpf.org

Administrative Assistance/Native Plant Garden
The Parkway Foundation also has year-round opportunities for volunteers to help in the office and in the 1-acre Native Plant Garden at the office.
For more information, please email volunteer@arpf.org or fill out the Volunteer Interest Form below.

Interested in volunteering at ARPF? Follow this link to let us know!

ARPF Volunteers can report hours online using this link! Thanks for your volunteer service!

Volunteer Waivers:

Youth Waiver of Liability

Team Giving | Volunteer Mile Steward, Mile 00-South

Meet Team Giving, a nonprofit dedicated to matching business and service groups with volunteer projects in the Sacramento Region. Team Giving joined our Volunteer Mile Steward crew in March of this year, taking on Mile 00-South. They’ve put in 53.5 hours so far this year! Read on for a short blurb from Team Giving, and say hello at their next mile cleanup on October 7th!

“Team Giving is committed to helping create healthy, safe, sustainable communities through our partnerships with volunteer teams and non-profit organizations. We help connect volunteers with the passion, time and skills with local non-profits to help complete needed projects, helping them succeed in their mission to serve.

We support all of the activities the Parkway Foundation promotes to keep the American River clean, safe and healthy. We are so fortunate to have such a rich and diverse environment, literally in our backyard!

The Parkway offers a safe place to enjoy the outdoors, experience wildlife, share quality time with family and friends and a chance to met others in the community.

Meeting with ARPF staff and seeing the great care that they provide was inspirational. Then a walk on our proposed adoptive “Mile” convinced us that we could easily become caretakers for this lovely place.

It’s always great to be outdoors! At the July River Float Cleanup, it was fun to meet all the different volunteers in their different water vessels and talk about the river, how much we enjoyed it and how fun the day was going to be.

Thank you for taking such great care of this local treasure!”

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