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. The easiest way to volunteer at City Slicker Farms is to come to one of our Community Market Farms during volunteer drop-in hours, which are listed below.
If you are volunteering with us for community service and need verification of your hours, please allow us at least two weeks to confirm your hours.
Stay posted on volunteer opportunities through our newsletter.
The newsletter is a great way to stay posted on upcoming volunteer opportunities, including larger community workdays. Sign up on the left side of the page, under "Get to Know Us."
Drop-in volunteer hours
During drop-in hours, we welcome volunteers of all different skill levels, and there is no need to RSVP or bring any tools--just wear clothes you're comfortable getting dirty and bring a water bottle. From February to November, our sites are open to drop-in volunteers at the following times.
Union Plaza Park
Corner of 34th and Peralta
Fridays and Saturdays 10am - 5pm until the Farm Park opens in May. Saturday drop-in hours will move to Farm Park starting in May.
Ralph Bunche Nursery
1240 18th St.
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:30pm - 5pm. If your group is larger than three people, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit -- we have limited space at the nursery and cannot accommodate larger groups.
West Oakland Farm Park
2847 Peralta St.
OPENING MAY 2016. Please be aware of street sweeping hours when you visit the Farm Park.
Seasonal Schedule Changes
From Thanksgiving to February, our community market farms sites are closed for drop-in volunteer hours.
Backyard Garden Builds
Sign up to attend a garden build with our Backyard Garden Program on our Eventbrite.
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.