Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Ecology Action!
Ecology Action has various opportunities for volunteers, assisting program staff in our offices and at larger events throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering with Ecology Action, please complete and submit our online application. Your email address will be added to our volunteer database and you will receive a notification when a volunteer opportunity arises. Your email will not be used for any other purpose and you may choose to remove yourself from the list at any time.
Ecology Action Volunteer Events
Bike to Work
The Bike to Work Program has two large events annually; Spring Bike Week and Fall Bike to Work Day. As one of the largest grass-roots celebrations in Santa Cruz County, both Bike Week and Bike to Work Day rely heavily on volunteers, especially during March – June, and August - November.
Volunteering for Bike to Work events is a great way to get to know the Santa Cruz cycling community and meet the great folks who ride our roads. Visit our Bike to Work page for more information on how to participate or volunteer.
Ecology Action provides volunteers every year in support of Earth Day in Santa Cruz. Volunteers assist with event set up, river clean up, booth staffing, outreach support and more. Earth Day 2012 is scheduled to take place on April 21st from 11:00-4:00 at San Lorenzo Park. For more details as we get closer to the event, visit http://www.ecocruz.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=413&Itemid=130 or http://www.ecocruz.org
Become a Master Composter
Master Composters are the volunteer backbone of Santa Cruz County’s Home Composting Program. Master Composters teach people the basics of home composting and inspire Santa Cruz County residents to recycle their yard and kitchen waste at home, work, and school through composting information booths and workshops. For more information and to apply to be a Master Composter, please visit compostsantacruzcounty.org.
Partner Organization Volunteer Events
Ecology Action is a member of the Cleaner Beaches Coalition, a collaborative effort aimed at keeping our beaches and waterways pollution free. The Coalition organizes cleanups throughout the year, and the lead partner organization, Save Our Shores, coordinates the Annual Coastal Cleanup.
The Cleaner Beaches Coalition organizes beach cleanups every month to help keep Santa Cruz County’s beaches and waterways clean and healthy for all of us to enjoy. Visit the Coalitions website to learn more and register for a cleanup.
Annual Coastal Cleanup needs over 2,000 volunteers every September to help clean up our local beaches and waterways after Summer crowds have gone home for the season and before winter rains wash trash left behind out to sea. Visit the Save Our Shores website to find out more information and to register for the cleanup.
And more! Various volunteer opportunities arise at Ecology Action through our many programs. When your email address is on our list, we will send out an email as the volunteer opportunities arise. To inquire about volunteer opportunities, please fill out an online application.