Land Restoration Mission Trip

This is in response to the September 2013 Rim Fire

Land Restoration Mission Trip

This is in response to the September 2013 Rim Fire

There is a tremendous need for volunteer help in Modesto, California to help with wildfire recovery in and around Yosemite National Park. Although this opportunity is not rebuilding homes for families, the damage from the wildfires does affect a lot of families’ livelihood, those mostly that are dependent on the recreation industry.

Interested in this opportunity?

Fill out this short form to get started, or, feel free to call 800-848-5818 or email Chris Gibson at

About this Service Trip


Yosemite, California


Anytime of the year

Group Size

2-40 people

Age Requirement

Must be at least 14 years old, students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, youth groups must have a 1-to-5 ratio.

Possible Work Projects

Volunteers could be doing a number of work projects including:

  • Restoration of Hambly Trail near Groveland
  • Fence reconstruction
  • Installation of tree nursery at Mountain Sage Coffee Company in Groveland/Brush clearance at Family Camp
  • Invasive weed removal/preparation of Family Camp
  • Tree planting

Accommodations and Meals

There are several options for accommodations. Where you will stay will depend on how many people are in your group and when your trip will take place. Most groups will be able to stay at a camp with rustic living – wood cabins (each cabin sleeps 4, includes cots w/mattresses) separate restroom/bath house, community room, kitchen/mess hall. Cost is $20/night/person.

There are also other camps in the area. Depending on the time of year, there are also vacation rentals available in the area should your group prefer this option. If choosing to say in a rental, your group will be responsible for coordinating accommodations as well as supplying and preparing your own meals.

RV Hook-ups might be available.


Your group is responsible for all costs associated with your trip.

See Accommodations and Meals above for pricing.

Skill Level Requirement

All skill sets are welcome. Must be physically able to do the work.

Tools and Materials

Tools are provided. Groups can bring own tools if they like.

Materials will be supplied. If your group would like to donate building materials to the project, that would be welcomed, but is not a requirement.

What to Bring

Please bring your personal construction items: tool belt, utility knife, tape measure, etc.

Must bring bedding and/or sleeping bag, towels, and personal toiletries. A general list of what to bring can be found in Preparing to Serve.