CSR & Voluntourism

We are privileged to be home to one of the most robust natural landscapes in the world, from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, to pristine beaches with sugary white sand, to the legendary hiking trails of Big Sur. We take personal responsibility to protect these assets, recognizing the importance of sustainability and giving back to the community, which extends to how we conduct our meetings and conferences. The following are some of these services we can connect you with:

  • Zero Waste Event Services
  • Carbon Offset Programs
  • Swag, tchotchke and signage repurposing
  • Local and sustainable F&B sourcing
  • Environmental & Social Volunteer Group Projects
  • LEED and certified green business

For those who know they want to do some good in the community but aren’t sure where to start, the United Way of Monterey County provides comprehensive resources including recommendations for organizations across a spectrum of social issues, assistance with coordination and more. Some examples of local organizations with volunteer programs are listed below.

The Offset Project

Make your event Zero Waste! The Offset Project can create recycling and composting programs for your Monterey County meeting and event.

Save our Shores

Offers activities that include sun and sand during one of their monthly beach cleanups or by signing up for a scheduled corporate volunteer event.

Elkhorn Slough Foundation

Offers a number of opportunities to get involved with wetland conservation, including field work, gardening and maintenance.

Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project

One of the first community-based habitat restoration organizations in the country which offers a variety of options for groups interested in lending a hand to local eco-systems, including regularly scheduled public outings or privately scheduled programs.

Rancho Cielo 

Rancho Cielo invests in all young people facing challenges for success through diploma education, vocational training, counseling, and life skills development in a safe and affirming environment.

For more options and assistance on planning the social responsibility aspect of your event, please contact our Strategic Client Services team at Sales@seemonterey.com or 831.657.6426.