Would you like to be a POST land volunteer?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for POST! POST currently has over 100 amazing land volunteers, all of whom are on the front lines of POST's mission to protect valuable open space and natural resources along the San Francisco Peninsula and Santa Cruz mountain range.

We currently have three volunteer opportunities with the POST land department: Conservation Easement Monitors, Open Space Guardians and Stewardship Volunteers. Follow the links to find out more about each of these opportunities.

General Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Attend an orientation and field training.

  • Be in good physical shape and able to perform moderate to strenuous hikes. Inspections can occur through forest, brush, wetlands and other difficult terrain and environments.

  • Be detail oriented with good record keeping skills and ability to complete a short written monitoring report.

  • Have strong communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.

  • Be willing and able to travel to protected properties.

  • Be at least 18 years old.

  • Knowledge of local plants, animals and birds, map reading and photographic skills are helpful, but not necessary.


As POST's "eyes and ears" on its conservation lands, you will be on the front lines of our mission. Stewardship volunteers provide hands-on care and stewardship that is essential for long-term protection of conservation land. All volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about new techniques in land conservation and stewardship, and will hike on lands not accessible by the general public. Over time, we hope you will develop a deep knowledge of and connection to the property you visit. Finally, you will have a chance to meet, socialize and work with others who care about open space.

If you are interested in becoming a POST land volunteer, please contact Abigail Adams at aadams [at] openspacetrust.org or (650) 854-7696 x330.