Volunteer with Harvest Sacramento
Participate in an urban fruit harvest (calendar of upcoming events)
Volunteer with Soil Born Farms & Yisrael Urban Family Farms
Saturday Volunteer Days- Summmer Field Days
Mid-May through November 5
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. Adults only please. Youth 15-17 years old are welcome and must have a waiver signed by a parent.
Enjoy lunch with the farm crew after your volunteer shift! Lunch is $5; please pay in cash at lunchtime. If you would like to join us, please sign up in advance by 4 p.m. on Friday. If you reserve a space at the table for lunch and can't make it please let us know so we can plan accordingly.
What to bring - Bring closed-toe shoes, a hat, a water bottle, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We highly recommend wearing pants and long sleeves.
"It's helped me to relax quite a bit. I spend the week inside in an office. So being outside with a group of friends on a Saturday morning is an excellent change. Having physical work to do is very satisfying. Somehow I also like the small things as well. Like eating a meal together with the farm staff after the work activity. Maybe it's because I never did that growing up." - Mark Zeiders
General Volunteer Work Learn Day
Saturday, October 8 • 9:30am to 12:30pm
Come out to the farm for a work learn day. Projects will vary but come prepared to have fun and get your hands dirty. Enjoy lunch with our staff for $5. Advance registration required>>
Work Trade Positions
Help Soil Born Farms, Learn & Take Home Organic Produce!
Work in the Farmhouse Kitchen
Help Us Get the Word Out
Year-round Garden Team
This is a group that consistently meets to work on special areas of the farm, providing an opportunity to build personal knowledge and skills. Every Wednesday morning we meet at the American River Ranch from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (during the summer season we meet from 8 a.m.- 11 a.m.). Activities will include native plants, culinary and medicinal herbs, mother-garden maintenance, and greenhouse production.
"I know so much more about gardening and I know that it's okay to make mistakes. ('Let's just see what happens') I adore the folks who've participated with me and appreciate their independent knowledge. I feel like I've made lifelong friends and have gotten a great education!" - Suzanne Streater
Opportunities in Youth Education and School Gardens
School Garden Volunteers: Contact Shannon>>
Join the Culinary Arts Team
We need volunteers to help with:
Culinary Arts Team Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, October 11 • 5:30 to 6:30pm in the Farmhouse Kitchen
Volunter Your Skills of Trade
Become a Soil Born Cultivator
Seeking Corporate Partners
Volunteer with the Youth Education Program
Adult volunteers who work with our Youth Education programs will work in partnership with students grades K-12, and engage in gardening and nature-based activities that promote leadership, improve awareness of the connections between the food we grow and consume, our own personal health, and the health of the environment.
Most education volunteer shifts are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday shifts are generally from May to September only. There are special events when Youth Education volunteers, both teens and adults, are needed. Youth Education volunteers may also be interested in assisting with materials prep, or data entry throughout the year.
Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Soil Born Farms! Each year, volunteers contribute hundreds of hours, and help make Soil Born Farms what it is today. Soil Born Farms highly values volunteers, and we know how some youth in our community seek such opportunities for school, church, and organized youth groups.
Youth volunteers will most likely spend their time in and around the youth garden at the American River Ranch. Volunteer support is mostly needed in March, April, May, September and October, before organization wide events, and when there are large random projects in the works.
Due to the nature of the tasks involved, volunteering at the farm is best suited for youth age 10 and up. Volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer opportunities for youth under the age of 10 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Maximum group size: 15 youth
All volunteers must have a completed Soil Born Farms Waiver Form on file before work begins.
Volunteers are responsible for handling their own time cards and tracking forms.
VOLUNTEER SHIFTS (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
These days and hours are subject to change at any time. Other youth classes, event schedules, weather, project needs, staff availability, and other factors may conflict with volunteer scheduling.
Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (May through September, times may vary with the season)
Youth volunteers please contact: