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A 30-Year Conservation Legacy

Make Friends. Make Memories. Make A Difference.  

The Nature Corps is the premier national network of volunteers dedicated to education through the preservation of America’s Parks.

A Youth Stewardship and STEM Opportunity Your Students Will Love

Nature Corps collaborates with park agencies and various youth organizations to utilize the awe-inspiring beauty of our parks to impact low-income youth. The goal of the program is to instill the students with an appreciation for nature and encourage them to serve as stewards of our public lands

To achieve these objectives The Nature Corps implements the following components:

Showcasing

Over the course of the outing, we showcase a number of fulfilling careers in conservation, Introducing the youth to exciting outdoor recreational opportunities

Engaging

It’s more than volunteering, it’s a hands-on educational program that will leave your students with life long memories! It's STEM with a cause.

Rewarding

This is like no other experience. Your students will come for a week of STEM and volunteer, but leave the legacy of a lifetime.

Program Objectives

Convincing most young people to do hard physical work for several days on behalf of the common good is an ethic that is foreign to most nowadays. But by combining volunteering with “insider” environmental education and recreation, a package is created that has proven irresistible to all but a few. Each and every expedition produces tangible results— trees planted, habitat restored or meadow reestablished. These outcomes spell success for every member on the team, and most look forward to on-going interaction with their contribution to the environment.

It’s an experience that will leave you with a lifetime of memories and personal rewards .

How can you make the greatest impact with your philanthropic and HR investment? Benefits of partnering with The Nature Corps include:

  • Offering your employees rewarding life experiences as they leave a company legacy in the state and national parks
  • Fostering team-building that promotes strong, collaborative relationships by utilizing the WorkTraits Compatibility System
  • Providing trained Nature Corps staff to fully administer and implement the outings requiring no company staff support And, the proceeds from your grant will be used sponsor under-served youth who are who are eager to leave their personal legacy in the National Parks
  • Strengthening government relations by participating in programs supported by park superintendents and congressional and state representatives
  • Create awareness for the company’s social responsibility efforts through social media, internet marketing and tangible, attention-grabbing PR that these world-renowned parks provide
  • Promoting stakeholder loyalty by associating the company’s conservation efforts with the public’s affection and concern for our cherished state and national parks
  • Have never been camping
  • Dont have the gear or experience
  • Too busy to make plans or prepare the logistics
  • Find it impossible to reserve a campsite
  • Have no one to go with
  • Don't know of a reliable agency to work with

Participation Cost

STEM Student Outings

$750

Per Student*

Not only do these sponsorship's help you achieve your corporate responsibility objectives and promote team building among your employees, the net proceeds are used to support our low-income student volunteers.

*Up to 25 employees or a combination of employees and their guest/s.

Registration fees do not include transportation to or in the park

Schedule

Day 1

Your excursion begins at our secluded base camp in the heart of Sequoia National Park. After settling in, we will enjoy a festive dinner and meet with park staff for an overview of our upcoming adventure in Sequoia. Afterwards, we will hike into the world-renowned Giant Forest to get an incredible view of the General Sherman sequoia, the largest living tree on earth. This great tree is now estimated to be around 2300 years old and still "growing like a teenager". It is 275 feet tall and is 36 feet in diameter at the base. After our hike, we'll gather around the evening campfire to savor one of our chef's delectable desserts.

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A 30-Year Conservation Legacy

Make Friends. Make Memories. Make A Difference.  

The Nature Corps is the premier national network of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of America’s Parks.

A Corporate Responsibility Opportunity Your Employees Will Love

America’s corporations are taking part in a sweeping movement to preserve the magnificent beauty of our state and national parks. In the process, companies are meeting their social responsibility objectives while providing employees with meaningful and authentic team building opportunities. Through Nature Corps’ award-winning programs, hundreds of employees are teaming up to work, learn and play in intense and unforgettable volunteer expeditions at any of several state and national parks.

Nature Corps invites your company to participate in these unique, back-to-nature working adventures that will enhance employee relationships, foster team building and promote company loyalty. Your employees will receive hands-on training in a dynamic outdoor classroom where volunteerism sets the tone for learning leadership, team building, and communication skills.

Participation in this program will not require any company staff support. Nature Corps provides a turnkey service that multiplies the contribution of each volunteer in the context of team building and personal growth, all while leaving your company’s legacy in our nation’s most cherished public lands.

All-Inclusive

Too busy to organize your employees? No worries. We’ll handle every aspect of recruiting and implementing an exciting and dynamic employee outing.

Rejuvenating

It’s more than volunteering, it’s a team building event that will re-energize your employees! Culinary treats, wine pairing, photography/nature walks, all to help your savor the Yosemite experience.

Rewarding

This is like no other experience. You will come for an employee retreat, and leave a company legacy in one of our world-renown national parks.

A Benefit in Support of Our Student Volunteers

Lastly, your company’s participation in Nature Corps’ employee programs serves as a benefit in support of our low-income student volunteers who are eager to leave their personal legacy in the parks.

It’s an experience that will leave you with a lifetime of memories and personal rewards .

How can you make the greatest impact with your philanthropic and HR investment? Benefits of partnering with The Nature Corps include:

  • Offering your employees rewarding life experiences as they leave a company legacy in the state and national parks
  • Fostering team-building that promotes strong, collaborative relationships by utilizing the WorkTraits Compatibility System
  • Providing trained Nature Corps staff to fully administer and implement the outings requiring no company staff support And, the proceeds from your grant will be used sponsor under-served youth who are who are eager to leave their personal legacy in the National Parks
  • Strengthening government relations by participating in programs supported by park superintendents and congressional and state representatives
  • Create awareness for the company’s social responsibility efforts through social media, internet marketing and tangible, attention-grabbing PR that these world-renowned parks provide
  • Promoting stakeholder loyalty by associating the company’s conservation efforts with the public’s affection and concern for our cherished state and national parks
  • Have never been camping
  • Dont have the gear or experience
  • Too busy to make plans or prepare the logistics
  • Find it impossible to reserve a campsite
  • Have no one to go with
  • Don't know of a reliable agency to work with

Two Levels of Sponsorship

Private Employee Outings

$745

Per Employee*

Team Building Outings 

$895

Per Employees

Includes a professional team building expert to maximize the efficiency of your employee teams.

Not only do these sponsorship's help you achieve your corporate responsibility objectives and promote team building among your employees, the net proceeds are used to support our low-income student volunteers.

*per employee as well as their guest/s.

Registration fees do not include transportation to or in the park

Schedule

Day 1

After a festive BBQ dinner there will be an orientation outlining the itinerary for the trip. Afterwards, the employees will gather at a vista point with a breathtaking view of the Sierra Nevada to discuss the outcomes of their individual WorkTraits analysis. They will also participate in the “Friendship Circle”, an interactive activity designed to facilitate group interaction.

Helping You Care For The Places You Love

Make Friends. Make Memories. Make A Difference.

Begin your conservation legacy today

Pick your park

Tours are offered in parks from mountains to sea so you help in the places you love

Pick your date

We offer tours throughout the year to accommodate your busy schedule

Make a difference

Find out how volunteering is a profoundly meaningful way to enjoy the parks to the fullest.

Ready to make your mark?

Let The Nature Corps take you there.

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Thank you for your generosity

Your donations make it possible for low-income students and veterans to volunteer in our state and national parks.


From protecting the habitat of the threatened Snowy Plovers along the coast to the Giant Sequoias of the Sierra Nevada, your donations make it possible for the public, including low-income students and veterans to volunteer in California's state and national parks.


The goals of our student program are to foster a stewardship ethic, provide hands-on STEM education, highlight careers in conservation, and encourage healthy lifestyles in the great outdoors.

Your donations will help us host low-income student volunteers, allowing them to experience the splendor of our National Parks.



You may also use this donation page to contribute towards the Sequoia Sequoia Veterans Voluntours and Marriage Retreats. Please specify it’s for the veterans program in the PayPal remarks box.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about our programs.

Please Choose Your Tax-Deductible Donation. (Remember to apply for a matching gift with your employer.) Thank you again for your generous donation.


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for your donation.
We appreciate your support of our efforts to preserve these remarkable parks.
If you have any questions about our programs, feel free to contact us at (800) 774‑PARK or write us at info@thenaturecorps.org.

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Helping You Care For The Places You Love

Make Friends. Make Memories. Make A Difference.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is the Nature Corps? The Nature Corps is a nonprofit volunteer conservation organization that has been bringing volunteers into California’s national and state parks since 1987. Our award-winning partnership with the National Park Service has made it possible for people like you to help out a number of important conservation projects.
  • What kinds of projects will we work on? For the most part, the projects focus on restoring impacted and threatened habitat. Activities include removing invasive non-indigenous vegetation, gathering seeds, propagating native flora in the park nursery, revegetation and out-planting to restore these treasured natural wonders.
  • What are the accommodations? We will be camping in a secluded base camp reserved exclusively for volunteers. You are responsible for bringing your own camping gear, or you can rent the gear from us inexpensively. Restrooms and showers are nearby.
  • What essential items do I need to bring? Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat to protect your face, sunglasses, canteen, and work gloves. Once you have registered for the volunteer vacation, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a detailed list of what to bring along with extensive information on how to prepare for the voluntour and travel to the park
  • Is transportation provided to the park? Volunteers drive to the park in their own vehicles. We encourage families, friends and employees to carpool.
  • Do we have to bring food? No, Nature Corps chefs will provide hearty and delicious meals. The meals will be cuisine from around the world, including Asia, Latin America and of course the US of A!
  • When do we arrive at the park? You can register as early as 4pm on the first day of your voluntour. The voluntour concludes on at 2pm on the last day in the park.
  • How long will we work? Participants will volunteer for 6 hours on the first day, and depending on the urgency of the project, a half day of work will follow.
  • Will we have an opportunity to explore the park? Nature Corps staff will be leading volunteers on short hikes and photography/educational nature walks. These activities will take place in the late afternoons and early evenings after dinner. There will also be time to explore the park on your own.
  •  Can I bring my children? Children of all ages are welcome. Kids under the age of 8 attend for free.
  • I have played a musical instrument for a number of years. Can I bring it along? Yes, we would love to hear you play around the campfire!
  • Are there places to fish? Yes, we typically camp by rivers or streams. Don’t forget your fishing license!

Helping You Care For The Places You Love

Make Friends. Make Memories. Make A Difference.

Do you want to make a difference, but life keeps getting in the way?

  • Don't know how to get started?
  • Will my efforts really make a lasting difference?
  • Have you never been camping?
  • Don't have the gear or experience?
  • You don't have the time to make plans or prepare the logistics?
  • Is it too hard to reserve a campsite?
  • Don't have anyone to go with?
  • Don't want to just be a tourist.
  • Is it all work and no play?
  • Don't want to settle for camp food.
  • Will there be marshmallows?
  • Have never been camping
  • Dont have the gear or experience
  • Too busy to make plans or prepare the logistics
  • Find it impossible to reserve a campsite
  • Have no one to go with
  • Don't know of a reliable agency to work with

The Nature Corps provides award winning, all-inclusive volunteer vacations, enabling people like you to make a difference.

For over 30 year, Nature Corps, a nonprofit volunteer organization, has provided award winning, all-inclusive volunteer culinary vacations enabling people like you to make a significant difference in the parks that you love. Our volunteer vacations support the growing need for preservation and rehabilitation of fragile wilderness ecosystems within our national and state parks. Join us to leave your personal legacy in these world-renowned natural treasures. 


Taking a Nature Corps voluntour is also a way of “paying it forward.” The proceeds from your program contribution make it possible for low-income students and military couples to volunteer in the parks.

Let us take you behind the scenes with the National Park Service as you help preserve rare and fragile ecosystems. You will meet quality people who, like yourself, are eager to leave their personal legacies in these world-renowned natural treasures. Led by Nature Corps staff, these professionally guided voluntours enable you to work alongside park staff on critical conservation projects that simply couldn’t happen without volunteer support.

For over 30 years, The Nature Corps has helped more than 8,000 people like you to make a lasting difference in the parks they love. Because of our dedicated volunteers, we have been able to tackle critical conservartion projects, such as preserving the largest living organism on earth, planting over 20,000 trees, protecting threatened rainforest, and collectively donating labor on projects valued over $10,000,000.

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It’s an experience that will leave you with a lifetime of memories and personal rewards .

“I AM CLEARLY ADDICTED TO NATURE CORPS AND SIMPLY CANNOT GET ENOUGH!”

- Ruth. H

All-Inclusive

Too busy to pack your gear? No worries. You’ll have the option to have everything ready when you arrive.

Rejuvenating

It’s more than volunteering, it’s a vacation too! Culinary treats, wine pairing, photography, nature walks, all to help you savor the Yosemite experience.

Rewarding

This is like no other experience. You will come for a volunteer weekend, but leave the legacy of a lifetime.

Begin your conservation legacy today

Pick your park

Tours are offered in parks from mountains to sea so you help in the places you love

Pick your date

We offer tours throughout the year to accommodate your busy schedule

Make a difference

Find out how volunteering is a profoundly meaningful way to enjoy the parks to the fullest.

Ready to make your mark?

Let The Nature Corps take you there.

Learn what we can do for your company?

Looking for a STEM program to challenge your students?

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Sequoia Voluntour

Make Friends. Make Memories. Make A Difference.  


Go behind the scenes to preserve Sequoia’s world-renowned resources.

and become Sequoia's most esteemed VIP (Volunteer In Parks)

“I AM CLEARLY ADDICTED TO NATURE CORPS AND SIMPLY CANNOT GET ENOUGH!”

- Ruth. H

All-Inclusive

Too busy to pack your gear? No worries. You’ll have the option to have everything ready when you arrive.

​Rejuvenating

It’s more than volunteering, it’s a vacation too! Culinary treats, wine pairing, photography, nature walks, all to help you savor the Yosemite experience.

Rewarding

This is like no other experience. You will come for a volunteer weekend, but leave the legacy of a lifetime.

It’s an experience that will leave you with a lifetime of memories and personal rewards .

What makes Nature Corps so Different?

Taking a Sequoia volunteer vacation is truly one of the most memorable experiences you can have. While a majority of organizations focus solely on volunteering, our award-winning program places equal emphasis on the vacationing aspect of your volunteer vacation. Our greatest desire is to provide you with a well-rounded and fulfilling experience as you leave your personal legacy in this spectacular natural wonder.

For over 30 years, Nature Corps has designed volunteer vacations with you in mind. We make all the arrangements so that you don’t have to. Our goal is to provide you with a “glamping” volunteer vacation that will leave you with new friends and a lifetime of cherished memories of this multi-faceted Sequoia vacation.

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Why Sequoia needs you.

Sequoia faces a multi-million dollar backlog of important conservation projects. To address this critical issue, the National Park Service turns to agencies such as Nature Corps to recruit and organize volunteer groups to tackle the most urgent projects. Your participation will help the National Park Service achieve critical conservation projects that are too large to complete without volunteer support.

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Currently, Nature Corps has teamed up with the Park Service to rehabilitate Sequoia’s beautiful sequoia groves. Giant Sequoias have a root ball that extends over two acres, yet its roots are only 3-4 feet below the surface. Because of the impact resulting from the foot traffic of over one million visitors per year, it is critical that these ancient trees and their surrounding habitat are protected. Through our Sequoia voluntours, you will have a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and work alongside park biologists to preserve these world-renown ecosystems. Your involvement is vital to the protection of the region’s wildlife and to the preservation of this iconic national park. Join us today!

What is included in the voluntour

Program contributions include park entrance fees, camping fees, all meals, the chefs, cooking demonstrations and wine pairings, guides, photography nature walk, and Nature Corps t-shirt and water bottle.

Your contributions are tax-deductible and the proceeds from your vacation support our veteran and low-income student volunteers.

Registration

(with Grant for Good)
In exchange for your volunteer hours in the park, Chevron will donate $500 to support our veterans & STEM programs. Please apply for the Grant for Good within 7 days after returning from the volunteer outing. Thank you.

$0

per person

Guest Registration

(with employer matching gift*)
EmployeeMatching Gifts are donations an employer makes to match its employees' charitable contributions. Usually associated with corporate grantmakers, employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Ask your company’s volunteer coordinator or community engagement officer if your employer offers has a matching gift program.

$245

per person

Registration fees do not include transportation to or in the park


*Initially, guest registrations will be charged at $490. Your contribution will be adjusted to the matching gift price once you forward to Nature Corps an email from your employer confirming you have applied for a matching gift.

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SEQUOIA FAMILY VOLUNTOUR

July 30-August 2, 2020

Sequoia, CA

A Welcome Packet with voluntour information will be sent in a confirmation email after you’ve registered.

Schedule

Day 1

Your excursion begins at our secluded base camp in the heart of Sequoia National Park. After settling in, we will enjoy a festive dinner and meet with park staff for an overview of our upcoming adventure in Sequoia. Afterwards, we will hike into the world-renowned Giant Forest to get an incredible view of the General Sherman sequoia, the largest living tree on earth. This great tree is now estimated to be around 2300 years old and still "growing like a teenager". It is 275 feet tall and is 36 feet in diameter at the base. After our hike, we'll gather around the evening campfire to savor one of our chef's delectable desserts.

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Sequoia Volunteer Vacation

Make Friends. Make Memories. Make A Difference.  


Go behind the scenes to preserve Sequoia’s world-renowned resources.

and become Sequoia's most esteemed VIP (Volunteer In Parks)

“I AM CLEARLY ADDICTED TO NATURE CORPS AND SIMPLY CANNOT GET ENOUGH!”

- Ruth. H

All-Inclusive

Too busy to pack your gear? No worries. You’ll have the option to have everything ready when you arrive.

​Rejuvenating

It’s more than volunteering, it’s a vacation too! Culinary treats, wine pairing, photography, nature walks, all to help you savor the Yosemite experience.

Rewarding

This is like no other experience. You will come for a volunteer weekend, but leave the legacy of a lifetime.

It’s an experience that will leave you with a lifetime of memories and personal rewards .

What makes Nature Corps so Different?

Taking a Sequoia volunteer vacation is truly one of the most memorable experiences you can have. While a majority of organizations focus solely on volunteering, our award-winning program places equal emphasis on the vacationing aspect of your volunteer vacation. Our greatest desire is to provide you with a well-rounded and fulfilling experience as you leave your personal legacy in this spectacular natural wonder.

For over 30 years, Nature Corps has designed volunteer vacations with you in mind. We make all the arrangements so that you don’t have to. Our goal is to provide you with a “glamping” volunteer vacation that will leave you with new friends and a lifetime of cherished memories of this multi-faceted Sequoia vacation.

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Our all-inclusive voluntours give you the opportunity to go behind the scenes with park staff to help preserve Sequoia’s fragile ecosystems. You will meet quality people, who like you, are eager to leave their personal legacies in this world-renowned natural treasures. Led by Nature Corps staff, these professionally guided voluntours help the National Park Service achieve critical conservation projects that are too large to complete without volunteer support.

Approximately half of the voluntour is devoted to preserving these national treasures, while the rest of the expedition is set aside for enjoying the park. Our experienced naturalists will lead you on a variety of recreational activities including photography/nature walks, fishing, strolling on moonlight walks though the Giant Forest, exploring the caverns in Crystal Cave, visiting picturesque meadows or picnicking alongside a stunning glacial lake in the High Sierra. After a full day of exploring the great outdoors, you will enjoy cooking demonstrations and wine pairings as you prepare to satisfy your appetite on the savory aromas and hearty dishes prepared by our talented chefs. These exciting voluntours can be part of a rewarding experience that will provide family and friends with a lifetime of cherished memories.

Why Sequoia needs you.

Sequoia faces a multi-million dollar backlog of important conservation projects. To address this critical issue, the National Park Service turns to agencies such as Nature Corps to recruit and organize volunteer groups to tackle the most urgent projects. Your participation will help the National Park Service achieve critical conservation projects that are too large to complete without volunteer support.

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Currently, Nature Corps has teamed up with the Park Service to rehabilitate Sequoia’s beautiful sequoia groves. Giant Sequoias have a root ball that extends over two acres, yet its roots are only 3-4 feet below the surface. Because of the impact resulting from the foot traffic of over one million visitors per year, it is critical that these ancient trees and their surrounding habitat are protected. Through our Sequoia voluntours, you will have a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and work alongside park biologists to preserve these world-renown ecosystems. Your involvement is vital to the protection of the region’s wildlife and to the preservation of this iconic national park. Join us today!

What is included in the voluntour

Program contributions include park entrance fees, camping fees, all meals, the chefs, cooking demonstrations and wine pairings, guides, photography nature walk, and Nature Corps t-shirt and water bottle. Your contributions are tax-deductible and the proceeds support our low-income student volunteers.

September 8th-11th or September 22nd-25th

Registration

(without employer matching gift)

$595

per person

Three Registration or More

(with 3 or more people) Families are welcome.

$545

per person

*registration fees do no​t include transportation to or in the park

*for company match registration must be paid in full, refund will be issued once Nature Corps receives confirmation email

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SEQUOIA WEEKEND

September 8th-11th, 2020

&

September 22nd-25th, 2020

Sequoia, CA

*A Welcome Packet with voluntour information will be sent in a confirmation email after you’ve registered.

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