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You Can Help Yosemite

As a donor to Yosemite Conservancy, you help preserve the park for future generations.

Your gift today makes a lasting difference for Yosemite’s trails, habitat, wildlife and much more. And by participating in our outdoor programs, art workshops, theater performances and volunteer opportunities, you are giving back to the park you love.

Volunteer Voices
Volunteer Voices

 How do you show Yosemite love? From assisting with habitat restoration to providing vital visitor services, Conservancy volunteers have made a lasting positive impact for the park. This month we’re sharing stories from the individuals committed to preserving Yosemite for the future.

Students create unique works of art during Yosemite Conservancy's art classes.
Capture the Beauty of Yosemite Through Art

If you’ve always wanted to paint Half Dome, capture wildflowers on paper, or learn a new, creative way of looking at the wonders around you, Yosemite’s art workshops are waiting for you. Artists of all ages and levels discover and develop their skills as they create permanent mementos of fun-filled days in the park.

"Steamy" Half Dome by Menx Cuizon
Photo of the Month: "Steamy" Half Dome by Menx Cuizon

Did you know that Yosemite Conservancy has a "photo of the month" feature on our enewsletter? Want to be considered for our next enewsletter? Join our Flickr group!

Mark Marschall, Yosemite Conservancy's new volunteer program manager, in Torres del Paines National Park, where he volunteered with an NPS team to help the local rangers develop backcountry management strategies. Photo courtesy of Mark Marschall.
New on Field Notes: Meet Mark!

Meet Mark Marschall, who joined our team in 2018 to manage our volunteer program. In this Q-and-A, he shares stories from his decades-long National Park Service career, reminisces about his Yosemite experiences, talks about working with our volunteers, and makes more than one reference to his favorite post-hike treat. (Spoiler alert: It's pie.)

Learn about the upcoming grant projects in 2018.
2018 Grants in Yosemite

2018 is positioned to be one of our most exciting yet. Learn about the upcoming grant projects we’ve planned during our 95th anniversary of partnership with Yosemite National Park.

The Restoration of Mariposa Grove
The Restoration of Mariposa Grove

Thanks to your support, this historic Mariposa Grove restoration project is preserving a healthy, vibrant home for Yosemite's giant sequoias, and the diverse plant and animal species that thrive in the Grove's habitat.

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Volunteer with Yosemite Conservancy!
How You Can Make a Difference

For more than 30 years, Conservancy volunteers have dedicated their knowledge, time and talents to our volunteer program. Learn how you too can show Yosemite some love through weekend, week-long or month-long volunteer programs. 

Visitor Information Assistants share their passion for Yosemite with visitors.
Share Your Passion for Yosemite

Love sharing your knowledge for Yosemite with others? Consider becoming a Volunteer Visitor Information Assistant for the park! Embark on a life-changing experience as you share your passion for Yosemite with visitors, while enjoying camping in Yosemite for a month. 

El Capitan
Yosemite Webcams

Are you watching the webcams? Catch Yosemite's waterfalls, mountain ranges, and the occasional wild animal. 

Sequoia Society
Sequoia Society

Join the special group of donors who make a continued commitment to Yosemite. Sequoia Society makes it simple to invest in the park you love through easy monthly contributions. 

Why I Give
It is super important to help preserve what I think is the most special place for future generations

It is super important to help preserve what I think is the most special place for future generations.

- Eliana Bushwalter
John Muir Heritage Society Donor