Volunteers are the lifeblood of FOAM. They staff all of our environmental education and community outreach efforts.

FOAM offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, ranging from helping with invasive plant removal and nature crafts to sitting behind the Interpretive Center welcome desk or leading group tours of the Marsh. Some involve interacting with children, others don’t. Some require little training or paperwork, others take more time to qualify.

Our working committees often need volunteers. These committees may coordinate special events, tours, and volunteers; consult on new interpretive center exhibits; revamp FOAM’s educational efforts; carry out habitat enhancement projects; or update this website. Hours vary with the task.

We send monthly emails to keep our volunteers up-to-date on community events sponsored by FOAM or like-minded organizations. And, every year, FOAM hosts a volunteer appreciation luncheon where we honor the Volunteer of the Year. We’d love to see you there!

To volunteer, email info@arcatamarshfriends.org, call 707-826-2359, or check “I am interested in volunteering with FOAM” on your membership application.

For more information, download the brochure Volunteering at the Arcata Marsh.