San Diego County, California


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Escondido Creek Conservancy. As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on volunteers to help us accomplish our mission, keeping our effectiveness high and our costs low. Whether you want to help us take care of our protected lands, raise money to save more land, or educate communities about the importance of land conservation, there are many opportunities to make a difference right here in the Escondido Watershed, depending on your interest. Read on to learn more about getting involved!

Land Maintenance Work Days

A Land Maintenance Work Day is a great way to get involved with the Conservancy and to meet other people with an interest in conservation. Throughout the year, Conservancy staff and volunteers participate in Work Days at locations around the Escondido Watershed to remove invasive species, clean up trash, maintain trails, and help with a variety of other hands-on jobs in order to care for the land we protect.

The Conservancy maintains an email list to notify people about our work days and other public events – we always welcome extra hands!

For more information about Land Maintenance Work Days, email our volunteer contact.

Escondido Creek Conservancy Standing Committees

The TECC Board of Directors has established standing committees to assist with setting goals and planning projects to carry out the mission of saving land in the Escondido Creek watershed. Committee members usually have a background or involvement in the committee’s topic prior to joining a committee. If you have relevant experience or are currently involved in finance or land protection, and are interested in being considered for committee membership, please let us know. Committee subjects include:

  • Land Acquisition
  • Finance
  • Land Stewardship (Maintenance)
  • Education
  • Water Quality
  • Development
  • Enhancements to the creek through the center of Escondido (Reveal the Creek)
  • Communications, outreach and fund-raising

For more information , please email our volunteer contact

Unique Volunteer Opportunities

Outreach Volunteer – This is a great way to help raise TECC’s visibility, build our supporter base, and get out the word about TECC and the land conservation movement. There are several opportunities to volunteer for manning booths at green fairs and festivals throughout the watershed. TECC staff will train you and provide materials.

Photography – Here is an excuse to take your camera out for a nice long walk. The Conservancy can always use great photos that showcase our properties for historical documentation, for promotional materials, and for our website.

Office Support – We are always looking for people who are available to help with mailings or preparing for Conservancy events during regular business hours. If you have free time during the day, you are probably the perfect person for this volunteer job.

Expert Assistance – The Conservancy would greatly benefit from participation by grant researchers/writers, naturalists, ecologists, geologists, hydrologists, and property surveyors.

If you have a skill or applicable experience that you would like to offer please email our volunteer