Transform the Bay Area’s environment and launch your green career!

Join SCA Urban Green and get paid to protect parks, build trails, fight for environmental justice, and explore outdoor careers. With a long history in the Bay Area, we connect you with projects from Vallejo to the Peninsula.

Our Programs: Year-Round Opportunities

SCA Bay Area Community Program offers two seasons of paid opportunities for high school students and young adults.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build Climate Resilience: Protect the Bay Area from the impacts of climate change.
  • Increase Outdoor Access: Create and maintain trails for everyone to enjoy.
  • Restore Habitats: Help native plants and animals thrive.
  • Conduct Research: Contribute to scientific understanding of our ecosystems.
  • Educate & Advocate: Share your passion for the environment with others.

Skills You’ll Gain:

  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Environmental Knowledge
  • Trail Building and Restoration
  • Public Speaking and Outreach
  • Career Readiness Skills

Join the SCA and make a lasting impact on the Bay Area!


Our Programs

SCA's San Francisco Bay Area Urban Green program offers two seasons of year-round paid opportunities for high school students and young adults.

  • Summer Programs | Ages 14-19

    Summer Programs | Ages 14-19

    Paid opportunities late June to early August including local or semi-local camping trips

  • School-Year Programs | Ages 14-19

    School-Year programs (Age 14-19)

    Paid opportunities September through May, after-school and weekends.

  • Young Adult Programs | Age 18+

    Young Adult Programs | Age 18+

    Paid opportunities to lead high school programs during summer and school year

    Crew positions in various area parks


  • Internships | Age 18+

    Internships (Age 18+)

    Available in various timeframes, typically for college and post-college-age students

Skills & Training

Professional Development

SCA Urban Green members in Vallejo, Oakland, Hayward, San Francisco, and the Peninsula gain hands-on experience building trails, restoring habitats, and increasing outdoor access for all Bay Area residents. You will develop teamwork and leadership skills, learn about environmental justice and career readiness, and get certified in CPR and Leave No Trace.

CPR Certification First Aid Icon CPR Certification
Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) - Environmental Justice Icon Environmental Justice
Financial Literacy Icon Financial Literacy
Trail Skills Icon Habitat Restoration & Trail Skills
Wildlife, Animals Monitored Icon Leave No Trace

Outdoor Ethics

Urban Forestry & Agriculture Icon, Acres of Land, Butterfly Urban Agriculture & Forestry

Key Partners

Generous support from public agencies, environmental organizations, schools, and community groups fuels SCA's Urban Green program, providing Bay Area youth with paid conservation opportunities each year.

Contact Us

SCA San Francisco Bay Area Office
2150 Allston Way, Ste. 320
Berkeley, CA  94704

Kate Casale
SCA Bay Area City Director
Phone: (571) 895-1850

Arnold Palomo
SCA Bay Area Program Manager
Phone: (510) 603-6500