Volunteer Opportunities

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

If you would like to register for any of these Shoreline volunteer opportunities, please visit our Online Registration page.

Weekend Weed Warriors

Join us in this community service activity to "pull together" and remove invasive plant species found in the salt marshes around the Interpretive Center. Bring your own gloves and trowel or borrow ours. Please RSVP online.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Sep 8 Sun 1:00 PM-
4:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+ Staff
Free
10863
Oct 13 Sun 1:00 PM-
4:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+ Staff Free 10864
Nov 10 Sun 1:00 PM-
4:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+ Staff Free 10865
Dec 8 Sun 1:00 PM-
4:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+ Staff Free 10866

Shoreline Trash Takers

Grab your gloves and your goodwill! The Hayward shoreline is a vital part of the San Francisco Bay-Estuary ecosystem and we need your help to maintain this important habitat. The salt marsh needs a little TLC to get rid of litter that has accumulated since our last clean-up. We provide trash bags and have gloves to loan. This is a great way to complete community service hours while enjoying the outdoors and helping your environment. For groups larger than 10 please contact Interpretive Center at (510) 670-7270 or email shoreline@haywardrec.org to confirm participation.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Aug 18 Sun 1:00 PM-
3:00 PM
HSIC All ages Staff
Free
10451
 Dec 15 Sun 10:30 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC All ages Staff  Free 11404

Coastal Clean Up Day

Coinciding with the end of the summer beach season, Coastal Clean Up Day is a great way for families, students and service groups to work together and care for our fragile marine environment. It is also a fun way to show community support for our shared natural resources and learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent it. Dress in layers and wear sunscreen. We will supply gloves and bags for trash pickup and non-native plant removal.
All ages. Free!
Saturday, September 21st, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bay Camp Junior Naturalists

Applications for volunteer summer Bay Camp Junior Naturalists are accepted each spring.  Junior Naturalists must be in high school and entering 9th grade by September.  Please see the Junior Naturalist Announcement for more details regarding the position.  The 2020 Application will be available online here when the application process opens in the spring.
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