Be a Natural Habitat Restorer

Be A Park Hero

Habitat Restoration Team

The Habitat Restoration Team (HRT) is a National Park Service volunteer program established in 1988. The HRT’s goal is to engage the community members to help preserve, restore and maintain the natural diversity and beauty of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area- Marin Headlands, located just north of San Francisco, CA.

HRT’s main focus is to control invasive non-native plants and restore native plant communities north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This work is accomplished through the weekly participation of many volunteers. The internship involves weekly participation in the volunteer program at the Tennessee Valley native plant nursery and the Sunday restoration workdays located in the Marin Headlands. The internship also involves the seasonal volunteer Invasive Plant Patrol Program conducted throughout the park.


  • Planning and assisting with leading of student/volunteer workdays
  • Training new volunteers and students in plant identification and control methods
  • Leading and conducting invasive plant control work
  • Assisting with propagation and collection of native plant material
  • Conducting tool cleaning and maintenance
  • Record keeping and updating the field work database


  • Strong commitment to the preservation and protection of native plant and wildlife communities on public lands
  • Education or experience in biological sciences particularly plant biology, ecology or horticulture
  • Experience working with students/groups and the desire and ability to supervise, train and inspire others
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying climate, on steep slopes and carry up to 30 lbs
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean/safe driving record


  • This is a full time position with free dorm-style housing and out of pocket expenses compensation of $125/week.
  • The work schedule is Sunday – Thursday, 40 hours/week. Ten months to one year commitment required.
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