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Volunteers for Outdoor California believes that the quality of the experience is the most important part of any of its efforts. As a result, everything about the organization and our projects is designed to make sure that every volunteer has a great time and leaves with a genuine sense of accomplishment.

V-O-Cal conducts large-scale projects — involving 100-300 volunteers — in beautiful places ranging from Monterey to the Trinity Mountains and from the coast to the western Sierra.

V-O-Cal projects are highly organized events, relying on volunteers throughout the process. Projects are chosen by members of the Project Selection Committee. Other volunteers, called the Project Team, are responsible for managing and planning the project.

The Project Team works closely together to make sure that everything necessary for a successful project is done right, from menu planning to placement of the port-o-potties.