Become A Friend Today

The Friends contribute nearly 6,000 hours of volunteer service to Huntington Beach State Park per year.

Friends work with the park to protect our environment, save our wildlife and preserve our history by participating in a number of projects through the park.

Opportunities include bird surveys, sea turtle nest patrols and protection, Atalaya preservation and interpretation, staffing the Education Center and the Atalaya Visitors Center, the Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival, small maintenance projects, beautification projects and much more.


Volunteering is a self-satisfying endeavor and it’s easy to do with flexible work hours, a spectacular work environment and camaraderie.


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Two Categories of Volunteer Membership


All members will be issued a decal for their car to be placed on the DRIVERS side of the windshield so the gate attendant can see it. This will allow everyone in the car entry to the park. Volunteer badges will no longer be needed to enter the park.

Family or Individual and Supporting Memberships

Family $30 – Includes all members of the family living in your household. Also, includes badges to wear when volunteering.

Individual $25 – Includes a badge to wear when volunteering.

We are requesting that all FAMILY and INDIVIDUAl MEMBERS give at least 25 volunteer hours per year to the park. Hours can be recorded on the calendar in the Ed Center, Atalaya host cart or sent to the volunteer chairperson. Persons with a badge will receive a discount at the Murrells Inlet Sherman Williams store

Supporting Membership $50

This is for the person or persons who live out of the area and still want to support us financially but cannot volunteer or anyone who lives in the are but is unable to volunteer. Those in this category will receive a car decal but no badge.