How You Can Help

The State Park System was founded by caring, concerned and actively involved people. Such individuals continue to play a significant role for State Parks. There are many ways to get involved. Individuals or groups can volunteer, join a local cooperating association or join one of the many support organizations that help California State Parks.

The State Park System has two major programs to facilitate your involvement the Volunteers in Parks Program and the Cooperating Associations Program.

Supporting Organizations contribute time, funds and resources to California State Parks. They are not part of an official state program. 

The California State Parks Foundation, is an independent non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving our parks and promoting public awareness of the benefits of the State Park System.

The Save the Redwoods League is an independent non-profit membership organization that works to protect ancient redwood forests in partnership with California State Parks and other public stewards.