Volunteer

Volunteering While Following CDC and California Guidelines

We are thrilled to announce that we have more volunteer opportunities for folks this season! We are still following and adhering to Alameda County Guidelines in regards to best practices for safety during COVID-19 and ask that all volunteers bring a mask to wear when interacting with staff and in the bathrooms.

Volunteers must complete a combination of online and in-person training. Volunteer trainings are held every Sunday at 12:30 pm at the Farm Park . Once you fill out the volunteer interest form, our staff will follow up with information on signing up for a training date.

A note about smoke season: Out of concern for our community’s health, the Farm will be closed and all events, including volunteer shifts, will be cancelled when the Air Quality Index (AQI) reaches 100. When the AQI reaches 150 or higher, the Farm Park will close completely. You can check the air quality at Air Now and Purple Air.

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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