Eco-volunteering in California, USA

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Discover the amazing landscapes of the Far West and camp in the wild!

Are you dreaming of great spaces and national parks in the USA? Become a volunteer in California!

The state of California gathers all the assets for you to have a wonderful eco-volunteering experience.

The beaches bordering the Pacific and mount Whitney, peaking at 4421 meters above sea level, will offer a diversity of landscapes ranging from cities to deserts, national parks, forest and valleys.

What are you waiting for? Join our volunteers in the United States of America for a life-changing experience!


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Who can volunteer for this eco-volunteering programme in the USA ?



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Everybody can join this programme ! We all have something to give, you just need to be at least 18 years old and have a good level of English.

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Eco-volunteering programme and accommodation in the USA!

Globalong volunteering USAEco-volunteering programme in the USA:

By joining this eco-volunteering programme in the United States, you have the opportunity to improve your English and participate in a useful project in the field of environmental protection at the same time.

Dates for 2019 : from March 9th to May 4th.

Join this eco-volunteering programme for 8 weeks in a beautiful West Coast scenery. You will camp in the Sierra Nevada and see waterfalls, mountain chains in national parks.

Volunteering in the USA with Globalong

Your participation donation covers airport pick up and return from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) before 6pm. 
When booking your flight, please bear in mind that you need to allow time for security check and customs check to make it on time for the airport pick up.

Accommodation in California:

During your eco-volunteering programme in the USA, you will sleep in a tent on the project site for 5 days and at the volunteer house on off days.

You could stay : 

  • Volunteers in California at night - GlobAlongin Santa Cruz in a volunteer house
  • a few miles north of Santa Cruz in a cabin

International volunteers stay in shared rooms and also share bathrooms as well as the kitchen. 

When camping on your project site, you may leave your luggage in the volunteer house. A small safe will also be at your disposal. 

Volunteers from all over the world take part in this eco-volunteering programme but most of them are from the US. This melting pot encourages diversity and camaraderie among volunteers. 

Useful information re your volunteering programme in the USA

Conservation programme on the West coast - GlobAlongThe participation donation for your eco-volunteering programme covers:

  • Initial membership fee (200 €) - enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

Accommodation :

  • A small safe (in the volunteer house)
  • Bed linen
  • Toilet paper
  • Running water 
  • Hot water (in the volunteer house)
  • Heating (in the volunteer house)
  • Wifi (in the volunteer house)

A group of eco-volunteers - GlobAlong

Program, follow-up and customization :

  • Help and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Airport pick up and return from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at 6pm on Saturdays
  • Transfer to the accommodation
  • Accommodation
  • Full board (3 meals per day) on days when you are doing your volunteer placement
  • In-country induction days to prepare for your project
  • Customization of your programme
  • 7/7 support from the local coordinator or their team
  • Support from the GlobAlong team during your entire stay
  • Hiking in California - GlobAlongPersonal blog on our network
  • Advice on how to get your visa (if needed)
  • Country guide
  • Traveller's guide
  • Organisation fees
  • Certificate of participation to a volunteering programme
  • Donation to a local project depending on current needs
  • A uniform
  • Working tools
  • Safety equipment
  • A tent
  • Transfers from your accommodation to your volunteering placement site

Camping on the project site - GlobAlong

The participation donation for your eco-volunteering programme does not cover:

  • Return flight to San Francisco International Airport
  • Extra outings
  • Personal expenses
  • Vaccinations (click here for more information)
  • Visa fees
  • Sleeping bag
  • Meals on your days off
  • Travel insurance (mandatory) and cancellation insurance (recommended)
  • ESTA form fees

Bank Holidays in the USA (2019) :

  • Volunteer in California with GlobalongJanuary 1st: New Year's Day
  • January 15th: Martin Luther King Day
  • May 28th: Memorial Day
  • July 4th : Independence Day
  • September 3rd: Labour Day
  • November 12th: Veterans Day
  • November 22nd: Thanksgiving
  • December 25th: Christmas Day

The climate in California:

Temperatures San Francisco

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