Volunteering While Walking

Every year, Walkabout International partners with a local environmental organization, the San Diego River Park Foundation, on their May San Diego River Days  event. This organization has an exciting opportunity to explore your community on foot and volunteer at the same time!

Walkabout volunteers have worked with the San Diego River Park Foundation to help collect data on the health of the San Diego River and the cleanliness of the River Park. Volunteers use a custom smartphone-based app to map where they see trash along the River. The collected data is not only used to help plan trash cleanup, but also shared with stakeholders, researchers, and policy makers.

There are two opportunities to get involved:  

Park Watch – Volunteers regularly walk a paved segment of the San Diego River in Mission Valley or along the River Estuary. This can be done independently or in a group, on a flexible schedule. Distances covered are 2-5 miles.

River Assessment Field Team – Volunteers can join us on Monday or Tuesday mornings as we hike along the San Diego River. This is a scheduled group outing, where volunteers go with a leader into the vegetated areas along the River. This opportunity is best suited to volunteers comfortable with moderate hiking for up to 5 miles.

Training is provided. To learn more or get involved, please contact Ally Welborn, ally@sandiegoriver.org, (619) 297-7380, ext. 109.

What Kinds of a Walker are you?

No matter what type of walking interests  you Walkabout-International has it covered. Enjoy a few views of our many varied walks around the County, Country and the world.

Alpine Fresh Air

Hardy Desert Hikers on the PCT

Friday Evening Enjoying - Sunset Cliffs

A day at the Zoo


Please call our office (619) 231-7463 for details about any of the following.

New England Fall Foliage Tour Sept 29 - Oct 6, 2018
Annual Meeting Potluck & Auction October
Thanksgiving Shelter Island Walk November
Christmas Brunch; Gift Exchange December 25



Volunteers Needed!

We need office volunteers and board members.  We are also recruiting new walk leaders. If Interested, please contact Norm Vigeant at 858-278-1253 or ngfrenchy@hotmail.com and he will guide you through the process. We always looking for new ideas for walks so If you are interested in any of our volunteer opportunities, please call the office (619) 231-7463.