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“I AM CLEARLY ADDICTED TO NATURE CORPS AND SIMPLY CANNOT GET ENOUGH!”
– 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. You will enjoy educational 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 Yosemite voluntour 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 educational aspect of your volunteer experience. 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 voluntours with you in mind. We make all the arrangements so that you don’t have to. Our goal is to provide you with an excursion that will leave you with new friends and a lifetime of cherished memories of this multi-faceted Yosemite experience.
Our all-inclusive voluntours give you the opportunity to go behind the scenes with park staff to help preserve Yosemite’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, 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 Yosemite needs you.
Yosemite 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.
Go behind the scenes to preserve Yosemite’s world-renowned resources and become the park’s most esteemed VIP.
Currently, Nature Corps has teamed up with the Park Service to rehabilitate Yosemite’s beautiful and tranquil meadows. While meadows make up only 2% of the Sierra Nevada landmass they support 75% of the wildlife.Through our Yosemite voluntours, you will have a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and work alongside park biologists to preserve these rare and threatened 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 voluntour will support our veteran and low-income student volunteers.
(with a Chevron Grant for Good)
(with Employer Matching Gift )
Registration fees do not include transportation to or in the park
YOSEMITE VOLUNTEER WEEKEND
July 14-16, 2023
Yosemite National Park, CA
A Welcome Packet with voluntour information will be sent in a confirmation email after you’ve registered.
Your excursion begins in the heart of Yosemite Valley. After settling in, we will enjoy a festive dinner and meet with park staff for an overview of our upcoming adventure. Afterward, we will hike to Mirror Lake Meadow to get an incredible view of Half Dome, one of the most dramatic displays of granite formation in the Sierra Nevada. After our hike, we’ll gather around the evening campfire to savor one of our chef’s delectable desserts.
Today we will meet with park staff to work on our project. By mid-afternoon, we will be back at camp relaxing to a wine pairing and cooking demonstration. You will get close and personal with our extraordinary chefs as they prepare exquisite meals for us to enjoy surrounded by Yosemite’s breathtaking glacial domes. After dinner, we’ll drive up to Glacier Point where we will enjoy a spectacular view of the Valley at sunset.
After waking up to the savory aromas of a hearty breakfast, we will prepare for our day in the field. Today we will enjoy a photography workshop and nature walks to capture Yosemite’s scenic wonders. As part of the tour we will head out to photograph spectacular Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America. To conclude this rewarding voluntour, we will gather at a tranquil site along Yosemite Creek for our Farewell Ceremony.