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Go behind the scenes to preserve Big Sur's world-renowned resources.

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


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


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.


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 Big Sur 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 Big Sur volunteer vacation.

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Why Big Sur needs you

The Big Sur Coast offers one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. From the crashing waves that pound the Big Sur cliffs to the teaming waters of the popular Monterey Bay, millions of visitors from around the globe come for an unforgettable vacation as they explore California's world-renowned coastlines.

To protect this unique biome, go behind the scenes with the California State Parks to preserve Big Sur's iconic coast and become the park's most esteemed VIP.

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The California State Parks turns to agencies such as Nature Corps to recruit and organize volunteer groups to preserve Big Sur's iconic coast and woodland habitats. Your participation will help the park service achieve critical conservation projects that are too large to complete without volunteer support.

Volunteers are urgently needed to help on a variety of habitat restoration projects including collecting seed of native flora, propagating seeds in the park nursery, and out-planting and irrigating newly planted vegetation to restore the most impacted habitat along the Big Sur coast. Your involvement is vital to the region’s ecosystems and the wildlife they support.

Through our Big Sur voluntours, you will have a unique opportunity to work along park biologist to preserve this unique habitat and leave your personal conservation legacy in this spectacular state 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 you vacation  support our veteran and low-income student volunteers.


(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.


per person


(without employer matching gift)


per person

Three Registration or More

(with 3 or more people) Families are welcome.


per person

Registration fees do not include transportation to or in the park

*Initially, company matching-gift registrations will be charged the full tuition. Your contribution will be adjusted to the matching gift price once you forward an email from your employer confirming you have applied for a matching gift.

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Dates to be announced


2024 Dates TBD

Big Sur State Park, CA

If you would like to volunteer in Big Sur State Park, email us directly with your interest. 

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3


Day 1

The excursion begins at 3 pm at our secluded base camp in the beautifully wooded Big Sur Campground. After everyone has settled in, we will enjoy a festive dinner under California’s star studded skies. After dinner, we will hike up to Buzzards Roost to watch the sun set into the glowing pacific. We’ll return to our base camp to gather around the evening campfire and savor warm drinks and desserts as we discuss our schedule of activities for the week.