Many opportunities exist in Tuolumne County for you and your family or group to give back as part of your experience here, whether it's participating in trail work, tree plantings, river clean-ups, or getting immersed in local Native American culture, there is something available to enhance your visit and make it memorable and fulfilling.
Find volunteer opportunities with several government, public and non-profit organizations on public and private lands:
Tuolumne River Trust protects and restores the Tuolumne River watershed for present and future generations. The Tuolumne River Trust seeks a healthy and vibrant river and promotes stewardship of the Tuolumne watershed through:
• Education, outreach, volunteerism and adventures
• Collaboration with a diverse array of stakeholders
• Extensive on-the-ground restoration and forest health projects
• Advocacy and grassroots organizing
Groveland Trail Heads mountain bicycling club is a Chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for all trail users. GTH has been partnering with the Stanislaus National Forest’s Groveland Ranger District to develop a public use, mountain bike specific trail system as well as develop more multi-use trails in and around Groveland and Southern Tuolumne County.
Love Tuolumne County's annual, action-oriented volunteer weekend is every April, and includes dozens of projects from which to choose to volunteer your time. Click here to find out more about the annual event and other events throughout the year.
Help preserve Sonora's iconic "Red Church" by becoming an Angel Donor. Angel Donors' donations help maintain and preserve the Church building and Parish Hall. Donations can be made to the Sonora Area Foundation either by check or on the St. James Episcopal Church website. For information, go to stjamessonora.org/preserve-the-red-church
There are many ways that you can help support local agriculture and growers. Visiting one of the several farmers' markets is an excellent way to connect with local growers and purchase sustainable foods and products. There are also farms in the area that are open to the public and that put on events highlighting sustainability. Farms of Tuolumne County, a non-profit organization that promotes the local agriculture industry and provides information on local farms and restaurants that incorporate local ingredients into their menus.
Tuolumne County has incredible natural and cultural history, stories, and traditions. Discover something new by attending interpretive programs offered by the Stanislaus National Forest and local tribes.