Volunteer Opportunities

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us maintain the beauty and health of our precious environment

Restoration Rangers

Pull Together - Invasive Plant Removal


Sunday, April 2  1:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday, May 7  1:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday, June 4  1:00pm-4:00pm

The Hayward shoreline is a vital part of San Francisco Bay’s ecosystem, and Restoration Rangers is a community service and citizen science program that promotes education and stewardship of the salt marsh. Learn about the incredible flora and fauna of the shoreline and “pull together” to remove invasive plants from the marsh. Bring gloves or borrow some of ours. Ages 12 and older. Registration required. Free.
Sign up online at: http://www.haywardrec.org/Activities?selectedCategories=4

Shoreline Trash Takers


Sunday, May 21, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Grab your work gloves and your goodwill! The salt marsh needs your help getting rid of the litter that has accumulated since our last clean-up. We will provide trash bags and have gloves to loan. All ages. Sign up online at: http://www.haywardrec.org/Activities?selectedCategories=4

Summer Camp Junior Naturalists


June 15 - August 11, 2017
Becoming a Junior Naturalist is a great opportunity for your students to fulfill community service requirements or gain experience in environmental education and leadership.

Bay Camp focuses on learning about salt marshes, wetlands, marine ecology, and estuary habitats of the San Francisco Bay. Campers hike to the bay and discover the mudflats, rocky shore, and pickleweed marshes. Activities include catching (and releasing) fish, bird watching, working with microscopes, craft activities, and outdoor and indoor games. The Junior Naturalist's job is to assist the naturalists with all phases of the weekly activities.

Prospective Junior Naturalists must enjoy working in an outdoor setting and working with children. Our camps serve children age 3-12 years old. This position requires a full two to three week commitment and there is a mandatory orientation meeting on Thursday, June 15, 2016 from 9:30am-2:30pm. There are fourteen camp sessions; each is one week and varies from four to six hours long.

Print the volunteer application form here. Mail it to the Interpretive Center by April 28.

HASPA Seeks Applicants for its Citizens Advisory Committee
Community members are encouraged to apply to become part of the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency's Citizens Advisory Committee. Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee advise the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) concerning the public's interest in the Hayward Shoreline, aid in fostering a positive image of the Shoreline and help educate the public about park / shoreline issues and activities.

It shall undertake studies, make recommendations, and advise on subjects as requested by the Board of Trustees. If you live in Alameda County and are interested in having a positive impact on your community, please download an application and return to:
Karl Zabel
Parks Department
1099 E St.
Hayward, CA 94541