Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) allows for the opportunity to join our team as we work to protect and advocate for the beautiful natural environment here in San Luis Obispo County. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities with varying levels of time commitment.

Check them out below:

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

Beach Keepers Monthly Beach Cleanup

What: Monthly beach cleanups through ECOSLO’s new “Beach Keepers” program

When: Monthly from April-October, from 9am-11am

Where: Locations vary each month. View our calendar for upcoming dates.

SLO County Parks Volunteer Projects

What: Volunteer projects in partnership with San Luis Obispo County Parks and Recreation Department.

When: Once a month, usually on a Saturday, ~3 hours

Where: SLO County Parks, specific locations vary. View our calendar to see more.

Creeks to Coast Cleanup (formerly known as Coastal Cleanup Day)

What: Creeks to Coast Cleanup is a countywide cleanup, North to South, inland to the coast.

When: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 @ 9am-12pm

Where: 50+ cleanup sites in SLO County including coastal and inland locations. See our C2C page for more info.

Seas to Trees Day

What: Join us for our second annual Seas to Trees Day! Choose one of six volunteer projects throughout San Luis Obispo County, from beach cleanups to tree plantings.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 9:30am-12pm

Where: Eight volunteer projects throughout SLO County from Cambria to Avila.


Mid-Level Volunteer Opportunities


What: Represent ECOSLO at festivals, fairs, and other tabling events. Shifts are in two hour intervals

When: Check our calendar for upcoming dates.

Where: Various locations throughout SLO County. Check our calendar for dates and locations.

Cleanup Captain

What: Lead one of our monthly Beach Keepers beach cleanups or a Creeks to Coast Cleanup site.

When: Beach Keepers is the first Saturday of every month, Creeks to Coast Cleanup is September 21st, 2019. Shifts are approximately 4 hours long.

Where: Specific locations vary each month. View our calendar for upcoming dates.


SLO Stewards Virtual Volunteer

What: Assist in our quarterly, monthly, or weekly promotion of our educational docent-led hikes. These small, remote volunteer roles allows volunteers to help in promoting hikes and choose the capacity that they would like to assist in promotion.

When: Hikes occur about 3x/month, but this role is dependent on when the volunteer is able to assist.

Where: From the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule!


Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities



What: ECOSLO has 7 internship opportunities available throughout the year.

Where: Interns work remotely with one weekly meeting with the Executive Director.

When: Internships are available in 6-month increments.

SLO Stewards Docent

What: Lead educational hikes for all ages through the City of SLO open space.

Where: Open space in City of SLO.

When: Docent training takes place bi-yearly. View our calendar for upcoming dates.

Fundraising Committee Member

What: Be a part of ECOSLO’s fundraising committee – The Fundraising Committee’s job is not simply to raise money. Instead, the Fundraising Committee is responsible for overseeing the organization’s overall fundraising and, in particular, the fundraising done by the board and volunteers.

When: Committee meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month from 6pm-8pm. 1-year commitment is required.

How: Click here to apply!

ECOSLO Board Member

What: Be a part of the ECOSLO board and be responsible for the oversight and governance for the organization. Provide your unique capabilities to sustain and grow ECOSLO!

When: Board meetings are the 2nd Monday of the odd-numbered months from 6pm-8pm. 2-year commitment is required.

How: Review the Board Member Recruitment Packet here.