Volunteer Opportunities

We Need You!

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering with the Conservancy is a rewarding way to give back to the local community and environment. The peninsula is a green oasis in L.A. County, providing volunteers with the opportunity to escape the hustle and stress of the city and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. By giving your time and energy, you will be rewarded with the knowledge you have made a difference and helped the Conservancy fulfill its mission.

Outdoor Stewardship

Community Science


Internships and
Office Volunteers

acres restored last year

native plants grown in nursery

seedlings planted in 5 key restoration areas

Volunteer hours last year

Outdoor Stewardship

Help the Conservancy restore vital habitat by planting natives and removing invasive species in various preserves around the peninsula. All volunteer work days are on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. Training, tools, camaraderie and beautiful scenery are provided. Bring close-toed shoes, water and sun protection. Outdoor workdays will be cancelled if it rains.

Trail Crew

This program teaches skills in trail assessment, grading techniques and more for trail projects on the preserves.

Outdoor Volunteer Days

Restore vital habitat by planting natives and removing invasive species on preserved lands

Corporate/ Group Days

Employees from local businesses and members of organizations get together for a day of teamwork outdoors.

Team Leaders

Receive special training on native plants and restoration techniques to help lead outdoor volunteer days.


Growing over 60 native species, volunteers help with seed germination, plant propagation, transplanting seedlings, seed cleaning weed removal from containers

Adopt-A-Plot Volunteers

Nurture a restoration area on your own, with friends or as part of a group.

Rapid Response Team

Protect important wildlife habitat by helping to close unauthorized trails through trail maintenance, installing signage, fences and more.

Eagle, Silver, & Gold Award Projects

Scouts can coordinate a project with the Conservancy to benefit the preserves.

Community Science
Wildlife Tracking

Volunteers monitoring wildlife on the preserves become adept at reading signs for such animals as the elusive gray fox and provide data for conservation plans. After attending four training workshops in October, monitors conduct weekly surveys on the preserves November to March.

Cactus Wren Tracking
Volunteer monitors track the charismatic cactus wren, their nests, and success rearing their young. Join the training in February to monitor from March – August. Minimum of four hours of monitoring monthly.
Education Docents

Third Grade & Nature Centers – share your love of nature with students in the classroom or on a field trip and greet visitors enjoying the exhibits at one of two nature centers

Volunteer Trail Watch

Educate Preserve visitors about the area’s unique features and trail protocols while reporting trail conditions


Nature Walk Leaders
Learn about the area’s natural history, native plants and wildlife as a walk leader and help guide free public nature walks every 2nd Saturday monthly
Volunteer at outreach booths during community events to provide information to the public about the importance of maintaining and restoring the preserves
Photographers/ Videographers
Use your talent to help capture people making a difference
Internships and
Office Volunteers
Indoor Volunteers

Help in the office preparing mailings, research, and with special events. Our office is located at 6118 Palos Verdes Drive S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.  Please contact Lynn Rotunno at lrotunno@pvplc.org

If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Program Manager Lynn Rotunno
at (310) 541-7613, ext. 215 or lrotunno@pvplc.org