California Native Plant Society

Volunteer to help CNPS

Call for Volunteers - Help CNPS Fill Immediate Needs!

Start by attending local chapter events, reading the local newsletter, reviewing this website, and reading the Bulletin. Then dig into areas of your interest!

Join teams working on locally initiated projects and local teams working on statewide programs

    Volunteers collect field data
  • Assist at chapter plant sales, garden tours, wildflower shows, and hikes
  • Plan an activity
  • Introduce new members to people and opportunities in CNPS
  • Lead a chapter program or project
  • Run for a chapter office
  • Volunteer at local arboretums and parks with planting, weeding, tours, and designing educational signs and brochures and programs
  • Sponsor a school garden
  • Survey and monitor vegetation in local wild lands
  • Comment with experienced chapter members on general plans and environmental impact reports
  • Find out how to provide data and specimens to local herbariums and the Rare Plant program
  • Attend association, city, and county meetings to identify issues of local vegetation importance
  • Sign up for action alerts
  • Follow and analyze state legislative issues
  • Research, analyze, and develop CNPS policies
  • Assist in the Sacramento state office
  • Join the host team when Chapter Council meetings are in your part of the state
  • Set up fundraising events
  • Write donor and volunteer appreciation letters for your chapter
  • Write an article for the chapter newsletter, the Bulletin, or Fremontia
  • Proof read for the Bulletin newsletter
  • Contribute pictures to the Vegetation Photo Library
  • Assist with workshops
  • Offer your skills to state program directors
  • Become an expert of a land area, habitat type, or species.


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