Environmental Volunteers logo

Environmental Volunteers


1210 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95050

(408) 244-2449


Environmental Volunteers promotes understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education.

Environmental Volunteers was started in 1972 by a group of women concerned about preserving the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for future generations. Believing that children who learn to appreciate nature will protect it, they began offering field trips for children to explore and experiment with natural resources. 

Since then, more than 400,000 children and adults have participated in programs. Environmental Volunteers partners with cities, including Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and Redwood City, to provide engaging, hands-on environmental science education. The group also runs an EcoCenter where children can interact with touchscreen displays, nature exhibits, binoculars and bird guides, and other tools.

Related News

California Local Pin Marker From Palo Alto Online...

Four organizations that have hit milestones this year take on a new threat—climate change—that threatens to damage the environments they worked so hard to save.

Connecting With Community Groups in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County community groups and nonprofits play a fundamental role in making this a safe and thriving place.

Consider getting involved by volunteering your time, donating money, or both. Above you can learn about what services Environmental Volunteers provides to the community and easily volunteer, donate, register for services, or connect with them on social media. Visit the Santa Clara County Community Groups directory to see a comprehensive list of organizations on all subjects that are relevant to creating a vibrant local community.

Environmental Volunteers is listed under:

Join Us Today!