Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) allows for the opportunity to join our team as we work to protect and advocate for the beautiful natural environment here in San Luis Obispo County. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities with varying levels of time commitment.

Check them out below:

Join us for our first ever Coastal Cleanup Day Volunteer Information Session

Learn the different ways that you can be involved in planning and running this years Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest cleanup of the Central Coast! We’re looking for assistance with marketing/ads, sponsorship and day-of assistance.

Two chances to attend:
Monday, March 4, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm at Bridge St Inn in Cambria

Monday, March 11, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm at French Hospital Copeland Pavilion in SLO


Click to below to RSVP!


One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

Beach Keepers Monthly Beach Cleanup

What: Monthly beach cleanups through ECOSLO’s new “Beach Keepers” program

When: Monthly from April-October, from 9am-11am

Where: Locations vary each month. View our calendar for upcoming dates.

SLO County Parks Volunteer Projects

What: Volunteer projects in partnership with San Luis Obispo County Parks and Recreation Department.

When: Once a month, usually on a Saturday, ~3 hours

Where: SLO County Parks, specific locations vary. View our calendar to see more.

Coastal Cleanup Day

What: Coastal Cleanup Day is an International Coastal Cleanup held on the third Saturday of September.

When: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 @ 9am-12pm

Where: 35+ cleanup sites in SLO County. See our CCD page for more info.

Seas to Trees Day

What: Join us for our second annual Seas to Trees Day! Choose one of six volunteer projects throughout San Luis Obispo County, from beach cleanups to tree plantings.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 9:30am-12pm

Where: Eight volunteer projects throughout SLO County from Cambria to Avila.


Mid-Level Volunteer Opportunities


What: Represent ECOSLO at festivals, fairs, and other tabling events. Shifts are in two hour intervals

When: Check our calendar for upcoming dates.

Where: Various locations throughout SLO County. Check our calendar for dates and locations.

Cleanup Captain

What: Lead one of our monthly Beach Keepers beach cleanups or a Coastal Cleanup Day site.

When: Beach Keepers is the first Saturday of every month, Coastal Cleanup Day is September 15th, 2018. Shifts are approximately 4 hours long.

Where: Specific locations vary each month. View our calendar for upcoming dates.


Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities



What: ECOSLO has 7 internship opportunities available throughout the year.

Where: Interns work remotely with one weekly meeting with the Executive Director.

When: Internships are available in 6-month increments.

SLO Stewards Docent

What: Lead educational hikes for all ages through the City of SLO open space.

Where: Open space in City of SLO.

When: Docent training takes place bi-yearly. View our calendar for upcoming dates.

Committee Member

What: ECOSLO has 4 board committees that need the help of community members to ensure their effectiveness. Current committees are: Advocacy, Fundraising, Marketing and Finance.

How: Email programs@ecoslo.org for details.

Send us an email at programs@ecoslo.org to let us know that you’re interested.