Jobs and Other Ways to Get Involved
This page includes information about volunteer openings, our Century Certificate Program, internships, staff positions, and our job training and transitional employment program.
Our volunteer program is flexible to allow for varied interests and schedules. Learn more about our current volunteer needs here.
Email Jes Walton, the Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like more information about our volunteer openings.
Century Certificate Program
The Century Certificate Program is a wonderful introduction to the benefits that the Homeless Garden Project provides to our participants: lessons in sustainable agriculture, an opportunity to learn skills and work as part of a team toward accomplishing a goal, a positive community of people, health food and physical activity. Learn how to get involved in the Century Certificate Program here.
We accept interns on a rolling basis. We are currently seeking interns with web development, marketing, social media, and business and nonprofit administration skills.
We're looking for a Community Supported Agriculture Intern to join us this summer! Find out more here.
We're also seeking social work interns with good listening skills, strong organization abilities, appreciation of diversity, commitment to social justice and a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Find out more about our social work program here.
Job-Training & Transitional Employment
The Homeless Garden Project's employment-training program serves individuals in Santa Cruz county who are homeless or formerly homeless, who have experienced barriers to employment, and who wish to maintain a stable productive place in society.
Our training consists of formal classes and hands-on work in these programs:
- In the Natural Bridges Farm program trainees learn to sow, cultivate, and harvest organic produce and fresh cut flowers. This harvest is sold through our Community Supported Agriculture program.
- In the Women’s Organic Flower Enterprise (WOFE), our value-added enterprise, trainees learn to dry a wide variety of herbs and flowers and design beautiful, long-lasting arrangements and other value-added products, which we sell online and at our downtown retail store.
The best way to apply is to meet us on the farm on a Thursday or Friday between 10am and 2pm. We encourage you to spend some time at the farm to confirm that this is something you can commit to and meets your needs. If it seems like a good fit, you will be asked to apply. When there are openings, farm staff will review applications and call qualified candidates for interviews.