Volunteering during COVID-19 is limited

In light of the most recent Alameda County Shelter in Place guidelines and our commitment to keeping our community safe and healthy, we are holding limited volunteer opportunities for individuals and smaller groups (no more than 6 per shift) at the Farm Park only. Garden builds and repairs are currently staff only but we hope to allow for volunteers to help build later this year.

All volunteers must follow all the requirements of the Shelter in Place mandate, including: wearing a face covering and remaining at least 6 ft apart at all times.

In addition, volunteers must complete a combination of online and in-person training. Volunteer trainings are offered on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Once you fill out the volunteer interest form, our staff will follow up with information on signing up for a training date.

Farm Park Workdays

Volunteers are a vital part of keeping the Farm growing and the Farm Park beautiful and inviting! We have regularly scheduled volunteer days that include planting, weeding, irrigation and greenhouse work. 

Learn more about the food we grow at the Farm Park

Private Group Workdays

Does your business, organization, community group, church, or other group want to support food justice and equity while also gaining valuable team building skills and learning more about the community? 

Learn more about team service learning

Farm & Gardens Support

Volunteers help with tasks like seeding, keeping perimeter perennials are perky, and supporting gardeners. Once trained, these volunteers can make their own schedules and work as a team or solo.

Learn more about the West Oakland Farm Park

Garden Builds

Garden Build volunteers help build gardens at partner sites across the Bay Area. Volunteers can assemble garden boxes, move soil, and plant seedlings. The garden builds take 4-5 hours, and CSF supplies all necessary tools. Multilingual volunteers are especially helpful.

Learn more about the Backyard Gardens

Special Projects

We are a tight team and spend most of our time with our community in their gardens, planting and harvesting on the Farm, or supporting community events. Volunteers are needed for everything from data management, graphic design, social media, webmaster and more. 

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