Help keep Morro Bay clean to ensure a great life for all of us! The Estuary Program offers different volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Some opportunities require an ongoing commitment while others are one-time events.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please read all the details and fill out the form below. Estuary Program staff will review the information you provide and contact you.
Opportunities with our Partner Organizations
Many of our partners need volunteer help, too. Here are some other volunteer opportunities around the bay.
Small Wilderness Area Preservation (SWAP) and Elfin Forest Work Parties – First Saturday Work Parties are generally held from nine to noon on the first Saturday of each month. Visit SWAP’s website for more info and to contact organizers.
Morro Coast Audubon Society needs volunteers at the Sweet Springs Preserve and for the Christmas Bird count, among other events. The Audubon Society provides a list of contacts for their different volunteer opportunities on their website.
Eco Rotary Club of Morro Bay hosts a monthly cleanup of Bayshore Bluffs Park, and provides other volunteer opportunities from time to time. Visit Eco Rotary’s Facebook page or check out their website for a calendar of club events.
The Central Coast State Parks Association informs visitors about natural and cultural aspects of the Central Coast. Volunteer locations include the Morro Bay Natural History Museum. Visit Central Coast State Parks Association’s docent program webpage.
Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (CCCMB) consistently holds work parties across the watershed to maintain, design, and build sustainable biking trails. Visit CCCMB’s website to connect with other bikers and help keep up Central Coast trails.
Morro Bay in Bloom is part a nationwide network that encourages civic beautification. This local chapter strives to make Morro Bay a better place with regular two-hour cleanups and special projects to engage with the community. Check out Morro Bay in Bloom’s volunteer page to sign up for a two-hour gardening session.
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden strives to show the diverse native plant life that thrives in the county’s Mediterranean climate, and to highlight sustainable gardening practices. SLO Botanical Garden lists a variety of volunteer opportunities on their website.
The Central Coast Aquarium is located slightly south on Avila Beach, however they share their knowledge of marine science across the Central Coast. Find out how you can apply your skills to educate others about aquatic life and our role as neighbors to the ocean.
California Native Plant Society, SLO Chapter teaches about flora native to SLO County while helping to preserve plant collections for future scientific research. Find an updated calendar with volunteer opportunities and other events on their website.
Morro Bay National Estuary Program brings together citizens, local governments, non-profits, agencies, and landowners to protect and restore the Morro Bay estuary.
Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.