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Big Sur Volunteer and Culinary Weekend

Make Friends. Make Memories. Make A Difference. 

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

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


- Ruth. H


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 an all-inclusive 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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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.


(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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Big Sur Dates


May 15-17, 2020

Big Sur State Park, CA


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.

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

Have questions? Contact Us 800.774.PARK