Our volunteer program is flexible to allow for varied interests and schedules. Some volunteers want to learn about gardening, some want to work at special events; we have friends who volunteer occasionally while others every Thursday or only during the holiday season.
Interested in Volunteering? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator!
Downtown Holiday Store
Each Holiday season we open a retail store in downtown Santa Cruz to raise awareness and funds for our job training and transitional employment program. Open daily Monday, Nov. 17th until Christmas Eve from 10am to 8pm, you are sure to find a schedule that works for you.
On the Farm
On the farm you will visit, meet the crew, learn more about the farm, and join in that day's activities which may include: weeding, harvest, planting, building compost and more.
Projects are weather dependent and defined by the day's priorities. We often can't tell you in advance exactly what project you'll be working on.
Please contact us for current drop-in volunteer hours!
In the Kitchen
Each week Tuesday through Friday we cook and serve a delicious, organic meal in our rustic farm kitchen. We often need volunteers to harvest, wash, prep, and cook. Contact us to see if there is a current need in the kitchen!
All of our events need volunteer help in planning, set-up, participation, and breakdown! We hold a variety of events ranging from farm-to-table dinners to gardening workshops and First Friday celebrations in the store.
Other Opportunities in the Office and beyond...
· Members to join our Fundraising & Events Planning Committee
· Tabling & Events Promotion
· Office Handyman (paint walls, fix leaks, build shelves, ect)
Interested? Contact us for more Information
info [at] homelessgardenproject.org