Volunteer Opportunities

Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us maintain the beauty and health of our precious environment

Coastal Clean Up Day


Saturday, September 17, 9:00am-12:00pm
Coinciding with the end of the summer beach season, Coastal Cleanup Day is a great way for families, students and service groups to work together and care for our fragile marine environment. It is also a fun way to show community support for our shared natural resources and learn about the impacts of marine debris and how we can prevent it. Dress in layers and wear sunscreen. We will supply gloves and bags for trash pickup and non-native plant removal. All ages. Free!
Sign up online at: http://haywardrec.org/Activities?selectedCategories=4

Hayward Shoreline BioBlitz


Sunday, October 9, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Be a Citizen Scientist! Use your smartphone and the free iNaturalist app to help us record as many species as we can! This will help us learn about biodiversity of the marsh and give us a baseline so we can track its health over the years. After we’re done, have a wrap party and eat some pizza while we upload our observations and see how many species we found! Smartphone recommended but not necessary. Ages 12 and up. Free. Sign up online at: http://www.haywardrec.org/Activities?selectedCategories=4

Restoration Rangers

Pull Together - Invasive Plant Removal


Sunday, November 13, 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Hayward shoreline is a vital part of San Francisco Bay’s ecosystem, and Restoration Rangers is a community service and citizen science program that promotes education and stewardship of the salt marsh. Learn about the incredible flora and fauna of the shoreline and “pull together” to remove invasive plants from the marsh. Refreshments will be provided. Bring gloves or borrow some of ours. Ages 12 and older. Registration required. Free.
Sign up online at: http://www.haywardrec.org/Activities?selectedCategories=4

Shoreline Trash Takers


Sunday, November 20, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Grab your work gloves and your goodwill! The salt marsh needs your help getting rid of the litter that has accumulated since our last clean-up. We will provide trash bags and have gloves to loan. All ages.
Sign up online at: http://www.haywardrec.org/Activities?selectedCategories=4

Tides and Currents Store Assistant
The Interpretive Center is open to the public on Fridays. We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable handling a cash register and working with computers. Greet trail users, answer basic visitor questions, assist naturalist staff in registering participants for programs and handle sales in our small Tides and Currents store. Training provided!

HASPA Seeks Applicants for its Citizens Advisory Committee
Community members are encouraged to apply to become part of the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency's Citizens Advisory Committee. Members of the Citizens Advisory Committee advise the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) concerning the public's interest in the Hayward Shoreline, aid in fostering a positive image of the Shoreline and help educate the public about park / shoreline issues and activities.

It shall undertake studies, make recommendations, and advise on subjects as requested by the Board of Trustees. If you live in Alameda County and are interested in having a positive impact on your community, please download an application and return to:
Karl Zabel
Parks Department
1099 E St.
Hayward, CA 94541