Thank you for your interest in volunteering with City Slicker Farms! Volunteers make our programs possible, and we are very grateful to have the support of hundreds of volunteers each year. We have a wide range of opportunities for people of all skill levels:
• Volunteer Drop-In Hours at our Community Market Farms
Individual volunteers are welcome to drop in and volunteer at our Community Market Farms during open hours listed below. You'll get a taste of day-to-day work on the farm: weeding, turning compost, planting seedlings, and pest management--just to name a few possibilities. Learn more about the Community Market Farm program here.
Fitzgerald and Union Plaza Parks
Corner of 34th and Peralta Streets
Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm
Ralph Bunche Nursery
1240 18th Street
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 5 pm
The Secret Garden
5105 Genoa Street
Fridays, 10 am – 5 pm
If you would like to receive email updates about Backyard Garden builds, please sign up using the form below. Learn more about the Backyard Garden program here.
If you're interested in a longer term commitment, check out our Allyship program. Allies commit a minimum of 8 hours per week for 3-4 months, supporting one of our programs through both field work and administrative work. Learn more about our Allyship program here.
We provide each Backyard Garden participant with four follow-up visits per year which include technical assistance, seedlings, and garden supplies. Garden Mentors are matched with one or more families to provide guidance to participants so they can successfully grow and prepare their own organic produce. Garden Mentors commit to mentoring at least one Backyard Gardener for at least two years and to attending quarterly gardener gatherings where mentors and gardeners discuss successes and challenges, and learn about a new gardening topic! Email email@example.com if you're interested in becoming a Garden Mentor.
If you have questions about volunteering with us, check out our FAQs or contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 763-4241.