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TAP SF - Community Service at McLaren Park

  • John McLaren Park 100 John F Shelley Dr, San Francisco, CA 94134 San Francisco, CA 94134 USA (map)

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TAP-SF is recruiting volunteers to help reroute a trail in McLaren Park in SF with Volunteers for Outdoor California!

McLaren Park is one of the largest parks in San Francisco. Its 317 acres offer a diverse array of wildlife and animals, along with great views of the bay and San Francisco. The park borders several neighborhoods in the city, including Visitacion Valley, the Portola, the Excelsior, and Crocker-Amazon. The park has several miles of multi-use trails open to the public.

McLaren Park in San Francisco

August 18, 2019 (Sunday)
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

What will we do?
Most of the trail work will be on Philosopher's Trail. Volunteers will be rerouting, decommissioning, and building brand new trails.

8am - Registration, hot breakfast, and lunch prep.*
8:30am - Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Crew assignments. Project begins.
11:30am - Break for lunch on trail.
1:30pm - Head back to camp for snacks and goodbyes
2pm - Celebrate the work and help load up the truck!

*Breakfast and lunch are provided Sunday. Meals will be served in the center camp area. Lunch makings will be provided for volunteers to assemble their own lunch. There will be a hot breakfast on Sunday morning. Vegetarian options are provided for all meals.

What should I wear and bring?
- All tools will be provided.
- Water to stay hydrated.
- Small bag to carry water and lunch (breakfast and lunch will be provided).
- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, allergy medication.
- For your safety and comfort and to protect yourself against poison oak and ticks: wear long pants (no shorts, please!), layers, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes with good tread.

Parking and Driving Directions
Participants are encouraged to carpool. Detailed directions to the parking area will be posted soon. Parking for the project will be within a short walk of the campsite. Signs will direct you to parking when you reach the park.

Q-1. How strenuous will the event be?
A-1. There are sections that are not steep and are in shade so not all parts of the day will be strenuous - VOC has first time volunteers come all the time. It will be up to each person how hard they want to work and push themselves - the motto is - you’re not on the couch so you’re already contributing something if you’re at the event! So as much or as little as you all feel up to is great :). There will be a crew leader for each group of volunteers.

Q-2. Are there poison oak and ticks there?
A-2. McLaren doesn’t always have a lot of poison oak and ticks - VOC just throw those both out as possibilities so people are aware.

**Please RSVP via Sparxo, space limited to first 20 sign-ups**

***All participants must be above the age of 18***
Questions? Please email

About TAP-SF: TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career development, while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American identity. TAP provides resources and programs that inspire and empower; develop and support professionals to become community-oriented leaders.

TAP focuses on Leadership, Identity, Networking, and Citizenship (LINC).

TAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization through its parent organization, Taiwanese American Citizens League (