Land managers lack staff and resources to do much of the field work needed to maintain public lands. EDI makes the connection between agencies and communities, providing technical expertise when needed, and creating opportunities for volunteers to meaningfully contribute to habitat restoration and support healthy ecosystems on our protected lands!



We host volunteer events year-round to support San Diego's public and private wild spaces. These events can include planting native plants or seeds, weeding, watering, and occasionally, building. Our volunteer events are always free, open to individuals, families, and groups, and support partner agencies as well as landstewardship!

If you are interested in partnering with EDI for a private volunteer event, please contact Ida, EDI's Conservation Director: ida@earthdiscovery.org

Tuesday Volunteers

Volunteers who wish to participate in regular efforts to support regional refuges and reserves can join our group of wonderful Tuesday Volunteers that meets once a week to assist with a myriad of conservation efforts. Projects may include habitat restoration, seed collection, weeding, and clean up! The comradery that develops among our weekly volunteers is an extraordinary ancillary benefit of participating, as people get to know each other and develop friendships through a shared sense of purpose.



Saturday Volunteers

With the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, in partnership with U.S. Fish & Wildlife, we hold Saturday events to restore and protect habitats and the wildlife that live on the refuges!


Education Volunteers

Participate in our educational and recreational adventures with east county San Diego students and their families! From kayaking, to camping, to lessons at Crestridge Ecological Reserve, we have a multitude of opportunities for you to make a difference in your community.


If you are interested in volunteering with EDI, please complete the following form:

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