Volunteer Opportunities

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Schoolhouse Workday and Improvement Project

November 8, 9am-1pm at the American River Ranch Location
Over the past few months, we have made tremendous progress refurbishing our main education space on the farm. Come help us keep the momentum going with a workday November 8, 9-1pm. We will be (painting, making roof repairs, minor electrical repairs, etc.). All volunteers welcome, please register in advance and contact Michele Ranieri at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.

 

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Volunteer with Harvest Sacramento

 

Work Trade Opportunities

 

Volunteer on the Farm

Year-round Garden Team: The Year-round Garden Team is a group that consistently meets to work on special areas of the farm, providing an opportunity to build personal knowledge and skills. In the Fall, we focus on culinary and medicinal herbs, greenhouse cultivation, and native plants. We meet Wednesdays from 9am-12pm at the American River Ranch (2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova). For more info or to join the group, contact Michele Ranieri at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Summer Field Days

Field days kick-off Saturday, June 14 from 9:30am – 1:00pm  

Experience a day in the life of a farmer. Work with our experienced farm staff, apprentices, and volunteer coordinators on weeding, harvesting, and various other farm activities. Learn about the daily activities required to maintain and run a mixed vegetable and fruit production operation. Field days will run every Saturday from 9:30am – 1:00pm starting June 14 through November 8 at our American River Ranch location, 2140 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. An optional farm tour will begin at 8:30 for those who wish to get oriented to the farm and organization before getting to work. Join the farmers for lunch at 1pm for $4.  Register in advance

 

 

Join the Culinary Arts Team

Our culinary arts team is looking for passionate chefs, home cooks, educators and students interested in volunteering for our cooking education program. It’s a great opportunity to volunteer in your community, share your knowledge with others, meet new people. Learn new skills and have fun cooking with farm fresh produce and culinary herbs. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

 

We need volunteers to help with:

  • Farm Stand Cooking Demo Saturdays, 7:30am-1:30pm from May 24-Nov. 22 (commit to one Saturday each month)
  • Community Outreach Events (days and times vary)
  • Jr. Chef Summer Cooking Series (Saturdays in July & August)
  • Prepare Farm to Table Lunches for Staff, Volunteers and Guests (10am-2pm Tuesdays –Saturdays)
  • Fundraising/ Educational Events (A Day on the Farm, Saturday Events at the Farm, Summer Day Camp, Sunday Suppers, Autumn Equinox Celebration)
  • Food Preservation Workshops
  •  Cooking Out of the (CSA) Box Classes
  • After School Cook’s Club (begins this fall)
  • Wednesday Evening Summer Family Events
  • Harvest Sacramento Events (late fall - spring)
  • Guest Chef Events
  • Seasonal Wellness Days

 

Group Volunteering

Does your community group or volunteer organization want to participate in something with an impact? Get involved in farm workdays, food access projects, or school garden workdays. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include the size of your group, potential dates you could come, and any other considerations.

 

Seeking Corporate Partners

Is your office looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? We invite corporate groups to join us for a day of working on the farm. As a non-profit, we welcome donations and matching funds. Contact Michele Ranieri at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

 

Volunteer with the Education Program

Volunteers with our Education programs will work in partnership with students grades k-12 engaging in cooking and gardening activities that promote leadership and improve awareness of the connections between the food we grow and consume, our own personal health, and the health of the environment.

Required skills:

  • Ability to work in partnership with youth, rather than as a service provider.
  • Ability to relate, interact, and empower youth from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge/Interest in environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture.
  • Knowledge of healthy eating habits and cooking, including seasonal, minimally processed foods.
  • Males, people of color, and bi-lingual/bi-cultural encouraged to apply.