Thank you for checking out our volunteering page. We are grateful to the plethora of volunteers who continue to help us pursue the restoration of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park, and its return to all people.
All of our board members are of course volunteers, as are many of our consultants. While many of our volunteers assist with specific skills, others are involved in helping us get the word out and/or organizing events.
We’re open to new ideas, but meanwhile some of the examples below indicate where volunteers have contributed in the past. Some of the ways to volunteer listed below involve only a short term effort, but others may require a longer term commitment.
If you’re interested in volunteering, fill out the form below or contact our office by phone (510-893-3400) or email. Let’s chat.
Events: Are you interested in helping to organize an event (large or small), or help with one that we are planning? Do you have friends that may be interested in learning more about Restore Hetch Hetchy? Are you a member of a group or company that would benefit from a presentation?
Tabling: Are you interested in representing us by presiding at a table at a fair or other exposition? (We’ll provide you with a small amount of training, but you won’t be expected to answer all questions folks may have – some can just be passed on to our office.)
Graphics: We have continual need for help with graphics of all kinds. Invitations, maps, technical documents, even GIS etc.
Writing: Do you like to write – flowery prose and/or nerdy technical jargon. Are you a good editor?
The Arts: Do you paint, sing or write poetry? Do you have other creative ideas? For example, Justin Ralls has written an opera about the famous meeting of John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt in which Hetch Hetchy plays a large role.
Legal: Are you an attorney or do you know one who would like to help? We have a number of attorneys helping us in various ways, but there is a wide variety of legal aspects to making restoration a reality.
Technical Support: Can you help us maintain our computers and get the most out of them?
Social Media: Restore Hetch Hetchy is on Facebook and Twitter, but not Instagram. But we are not as creative as we might be and could use some dedicated help.
Outreach: Do you have ideas for us? Can you help us reach more people and spread our message?