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Volunteer with ForestWatch

Volunteers of all ages are the backbone of our organization. Our weekend warriors are battling against invasive plants, tearing down relic barbed wire fencing, and picking up small pieces of trash that are harmful to young – and critically endangered – California condors. It’s our way of giving something back to the places we love, while getting our hands dirty and directly improving wildlife habitat and recreation areas in our local backcountry.

More than 500 volunteers are involved with ForestWatch, and our strength in numbers produces big results. More than 7,000 pounds of trash have been hauled off the forest by our volunteers, and more than 15 miles of old fencing have been removed from the Carrizo Plain National Monument. With the fences gone, pronghorn antelope and other wildlife are less vulnerable to predators, reclaiming the freedom to roam across this vast landscape.

Join us now

We need your help! Contact ForestWatch at volunteer@LPFW.org or 805.617.4610 ext. 3 to join our list of dedicated, fun-loving, adventurous volunteers today. You’ll receive announcements monthly about upcoming events and ways to get involved.

Check the boxes below to tell us what you're interested in!
Check this box if you'd like to receive information about outdoor opportunities in the field. Such work could include trash cleanups in sensitive condor habitat, relic fence removal, invasive plant removal, and more.
Check this box if you'd like to receive information regarding opportunities to volunteer in our offices. Such work could include preparing post mail, calling potential donors, preparing for events, and more.
Check this box if you'd like to receive information about how you can help volunteer at our events. Duties may include greeting and check ins, food service, or set up and cleanup.