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Morro Bay & Hearst Castle Volunteer Vacation

Make Friends. Make Memories. Make A Difference.  

Help preserve Morro Bay’s threatened coastal habitats while experiencing the best of the Central Coast.


– 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 Morro Bay and Hearst Castle 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 coastline.

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 volunteer vacation that will leave you with new friends and a lifetime of cherished memories of this multi-faceted Morro Bay vacation.

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Our all-inclusive voluntours give you the opportunity to go behind the scenes with park staff to help preserve Morro Bay’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 State Park Service achieve critical conservation projects that are too large to complete without volunteer support.

Help preserve the nesting habitat of the endangered Snowy Plovers while experiencing the best of the Central Coast. Enjoy exquisite cuisine, fine wine, and VIP tours of famous attractions while you help to restore critical coastal dunes habitat. You’ll be on the beach collecting seeds, replacing invasive vegetation with native plants, and working in the park nursery. After volunteering you’ll have time to explore the beaches of Morro Bay, tour the famed Hearst Castle, and visit San Luis Obispo’s world-famous downtown. You will also go on nature hikes, kayak across the Bay, and enjoy the delectable wines of the Central Coast.

Why Morro Bay needs you.

Morro Bay State Park offers some of the most breathtaking coastlines in the world. From the iconic Morro Rock to the teaming waters off its beautiful beaches, millions of visitors from around the globe come for an unforgettable vacation as they explore California’s world-renowned coastline.

To protect this unique biome, go behind the scenes with the California State Parks to preserve Morro Bay’s spectacular coastal habitats 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, a tour of Hearst Castle, tickets to the Hearst Castle IMAX Theater, all meals, wine tasting, kayaking rental fees, 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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2024 Dates TBD

Morro Bay State Park, CA

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


Day 1

This afternoon we will gather for a Welcome and Orientation at North Beach Campground just a short walk to the Monarch Butterfly Preserve. After playing on the nearby white sand beaches, we will gather for a savory feast as the sun sets behind the Bay. Before enjoying an exquisite dessert, we will head down to the Pismo Beach Pier and stroll along downtown’s quaint stores and boutiques.