Exceptional multi-day volunteer trips featuring habitat restoration, environmental education, and recreation

Volunteer on Santa Rosa Island with CIR and the National Park Service, and enjoy an extraordinary volunteer experience! We have designed these trips to accomplish important environmental restoration projects, while enabling volunteers to enjoy some of the most beautiful and remote sections of this vast island.

CIR's volunteer service trips are structured to provide plenty of satisfying work, yet also to include time to enjoy hikes and swimming and spectacular views. Volunteers will work an average of 6 hours per day, excluding travel days. Additional time needed for travel to and from work sites will make a full 8-hour day.

During the course of the trip, you'll learn about island conservation, history, geology and ecology while you volunteer to restore unique island habitat. The volunteer work will add to your enjoyment and understanding of the challenges involved with managing such a large island.

Volunteers will be involved with a wide variety of projects which may include stabilizing eroding slopes and gullies, planting natives, working in the island nursery, and fence removal. Volunteers need to be energetic and in good physical condition.

Depending on availability, volunteers will have the rare opportunity to stay at the CSU Channel Islands Santa Rosa Island Research Station, with indoor accommodations.