General Info

More than 1,000 volunteers donate their time, energy and expertise to Sonoma County Regional Parks each year. Volunteers build trails, lead interpretative hikes, maintain campgrounds, patrol park trails, build fences and much more. Groups from the Boy Scouts, local businesses and schools also spend thousands of hours maintaining our parks. We invite you to discover the parks through our volunteer program. We strive to match your skills and interests to a volunteer position that helps us:

  • Enhance the quality of life in Sonoma County
  • Provide recreational, social and cultural opportunities to the public
  • Preserve, conserve and restore our natural, scenic and historical resources

We appreciate your interest in Sonoma County Regional Parks and look forward to finding a volunteer opportunity for you.

Benefits of Volunteering

Many volunteers say they receive much more than they give. In helping the parks, they unexpectedly help themselves. They learn new skills, share talents and knowledge, gain experience, make new friends and help make the community a better place.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have volunteer opportunities for everyone. Working alongside park staff, you can assist in a variety of tasks at many parks.

Campground Host Opportunities

Enjoy living at one of our campgrounds while assisting park staff with visitor services and minor park maintenance.

Internship Opportunities

The Regional Parks Department offers field and office internships. Students work on interesting and worthwhile projects while gaining course credits. Internships are tailored to meet the educational needs of the student.


Download PDF fileCamp Host, PDF fileVolunteer and Intern applications here.


John Ryan
Volunteer Coordinator
(707) 565-3356
Email:  John Ryan

Become a Volunteer

Attend a one-hour orientation to get started:

Date Time
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Orientations take place at Regional Parks' main office, 2300 County Center Dr., Suite 120A, Santa Rosa.

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