Habitat Works is a volunteer environmental stewardship organization, improving wildlife habitat in Southern California's forests, wildlife refuges, state parks and private preserves.
Habitat Works hosts single-day habitat restoration projects, weekend campouts and backpacking trips in Southern California's precious National Forests, private preserves and State and National Parks. Volunteers learn about our own local ecology, native flora and fauna and the challenges they face, and have the hands-on opportunity to improve conditions in Southern California wildlife habitat. Spend time in nature while making a difference - caring for our natural environment. We look forward to meeting and working with you soon!
This is what volunteering's all about, having fun while doing something productive. Kim and Tom (the founders) are warm, knowledgeable, and organized. Just like you, they're not getting paid for any of this. Not only are they there for the actual events, they spend a lot of time putting them together. They are using their own time and money. Sometimes at large volunteer events you get lost in the crowd but not with HabitatWorks. You get to know everybody (more or less) by the end. Like I told one of the other volunteers, meeting and working with like-minded people is half of the experience. This is a wonderful organization and I wouldn't hesitate to join them again.
I went on a camp out and had an exceptional time. Kim and Tom are lovely people. They go out of their way to get to know you as well as teach you about thing going on with our environment locally. This is also a great place to meet some interesting characters. I can honestly say that I've learned a lot from the two meetings I've had with Habitat Works. Not only was I impressed with how organized and effective they were, but I was completely impressed with how humble everyone is. At the end of the day you feel like you've accomplished something.
The people had it very well organized. It was a beautiful site. You could see very clearly how the microtrash that we picked up was helping the condor habitat. The hosts were fantastic, and the other volunteers were interesting, caring people. A great opportunity to make a difference.