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Volunteering with the Tuolumne River Trust is a great way to connect to and enjoy our watershed while also lending a helping hand. Join our expanding volunteer group and take your Tuolumne River stewardship to the next level!

Rim Fire Recovery Volunteers
We will are organize teams of volunteers to go into the burn zone as soon as we can to assess the damage on the ground in areas of particular concern to us such as the wild and scenic river corridor, pristine tributaries like the Clavey, and our meadow restoration projects.  We will also recruit volunteers to implement hands-on projects to restore habitat and recreational facilities.  This will include activities such as erosion control measures, seeding, tree planting, installing new interpretive signs, photo documentation, and trail restoration. Sign up here.

Bay Area Education Program Volunteer Teachers
Would you like to help inspire kids to protect their environment? We're looking for volunteers to help teach 4th and 5th graders about the Tuolumne River and water conservation. For more information contact Gabi Kirk at or visit our program webpage by clicking here.

Water Quality Monitoring Team
We're testing water quality in the Tuolumne River and Dry Creek, one of its largest tributaries in Modesto. To learn how you can get trained to be involved, contact Meg Gonzalez at

Youth Mentoring
Share your positive energy and time with underserved youth through our Nature & Neighborhood program. Many different opportunities exist depending on your availability. To get involved, contact Meg Gonzalez at

Trails Team
In partnership with the Stanislaus National Forest, Tuolumne River Trust is helping to maintain our Sierra Nevada trails before and after the busy hiking season. It's a great opportunity to get out into nature and contribute to not only helping hikers, but also to keeping our watershed pristine. For upcoming opportunities, email

Dos Rios Restoration
In partnership with River Partners, Tuolumne River Trust is working to restore 1,600 acres of riverfront property where the Tuolumne and San Joaquin Rivers meet just outside of Modesto. Volunteer opportunities range from everything to removing invasive species, planting native plants, to installing bird boxes and developing hiking trails. For upcoming opportunities, email

Friendraising For the Future
Share your passion for the River by helping us reach out to others to keep our programs thriving. A few times a year our fundraising and advancement department can use your help to assemble and mail membership communications and/or phone our members to let them know about TRT happenings. Opportunities exist in San Francisco, Modesto, and Sonora. To get involved, please contact Rebecca Stievater at

Administrative Office Help - San Francisco
Our administrative office in San Francisco is currently looking for volunteers to help with office related activities. If you're interested in helping out in this way please contact out administrative office at (415) 882-7252.

Other Ways To Get Involved:

Lead Hikes in the Upper Watershed. We are looking to expand our outings program and need volunteers to help locate, scout and lead hikes. Contact Patrick Koepele at   (209) 588-8636.

Organize a canoe trip on the River through Tuolumne River Trust for your friends and family. Contact Patrick Koepele at or (209) 588-8636 for more information.

Write your city and state political figures thanking them for the steps they're taking to help protect the Tuolumne River and asking them to focus their efforts on water conservation and recycling.  Visit the program page of the area you live (Bay Area, Central Valley, Sierra Nevada) for links and more information.

Spread the word about the Tuolumne River by volunteering to table at events and festivals to educate communities about the Tuolumne River and the Trust.  If there is an event in your area you'd like to see Tuolumne River Trust at please contact Rebecca at (415) 882-7252 or


If you're interested in joining Tuolumne River Trust's volunteer email list to be informed of future volunteer opportunities with the Trust please send an email with your name, e-mail address, and phone number to or call (415) 882-7252.