Conservation Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers

In a world increasingly defined by connectivity

In a world increasingly defined by connectivity and shared values, ACE believes that the opportunity to restore America’s natural wonders should not be limited by nationality or confined by racial or ethnic divisions. ACE’s Conservation Volunteer participants come from throughout the United States and from nations around the world to volunteer for 6 weeks or more in exchange for food, dormitory style housing, and the chance to contribute to vital ecological restoration and recreation management projects.

Conservation Volunteers serve in small teams on direct service projects for the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other public and private land management agencies throughout the United States. By attracting a diverse community of conservation-minded volunteers, ACE contributes to the breakdown of cultural barriers while advancing ecological awareness on a global scale.

2020/2021 California Program Dates:

2020/2021 California Program Dates: Open to International Citizens only

  • Pacific-West Central California (Boulder Creek)
    August 8 – October 3, 2020 8 Weeks
  • Pacific-West Central California (Boulder Creek)
    October 3 – December 12 10 Weeks * Bonus – Book 10 weeks and pay 8 week rate with extra week off for observed National Holiday late-November (Thanksgiving)
  • Spring 2021 Option 1 –  Redwood Campus, Boulder Creek California
    SFO Arrival Date – Saturday, March 20
    SFO Exit Date – Saturday, May 15
    Term Length – 8 Weeks
  • Spring/Summer 2021 Option 2 – Redwood Campus, Boulder Creek California
    SFO Arrival Date – Saturday, May 15
    SFO Exit Date – Saturday, August 7
    Term Length – 12 Weeks
  • Summer/Fall 2021 Option 3 – Redwood Campus, Boulder Creek California
    SFO Arrival Date – Saturday, August 7
    SFO Exit Date – Saturday, October 2
    Term Length – 8 Weeks
  • Fall/Winter 2021 Option 4 – Redwood Campus, Boulder Creek California
    SFO Arrival Date – Saturday, October 2
    SFO Exit Date – Saturday, December 11th (Thanksgiving is 11/25)
    Term Length – 10 Weeks * Bonus – Book 10 weeks and pay 8 week rate with extra week off for observed National Holiday late-November (Thanksgiving)

*For U.S. citizens, you are encouraged to apply to the ACE Conservation Corps program.

More dates and project locations coming soon!


Conservation Volunteer program available in California and North Carolina only.
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