Volunteer or Intern

Spend time with us in the garden!
Spend time with us in the garden!
Help us with events and spend time with your community!
Help us with events and spend time with your community!
Every hand makes a difference!
Every hand makes a difference!

Volunteers and interns contribute greatly to the Ecology Center’s programs and services. If you are interested in volunteering with us, click here to complete the volunteer application or stop by the Ecology Center (2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA) to fill out a hard copy. Feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 510-548-2220 x235 or volunteer@ecologycenter.org with any questions.

Our support needs vary. Examples of volunteer activities include database updates, brochure folding, library maintenance, research, event support, workshop assistance, gardening at EcoHouse, farmers’ market set up and break down, materials distribution, photography, and cataloguing seeds for the seed library.
EXPLORE & SIGN UP FOR OUR CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES BELOW:

EcoHouse Garden Volunteer Day

Location: EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA 94702 (enter around corner via garden gate on Perlato just past Karl Linn Community Garden)
Volunteer Hours: Please choose from the list below.

Event Description: Help us tend the garden at the EcoHouse! Bring your friends — everyone is welcome! Dress for the weather as the event is outside. Bring a hat and water bottle. Gardener Vanya will be there the whole time to lead the day’s projects.


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Farmers' Markets Access & Equity Program Graphic Design Support

Location: Remote work is preferred by Ecology Center is possible
Event Time: Flexible
Note: Experience with InDesign or Photoshop is preferred

Project Description: We need your help re-designing the Simple Guide for Market Managers–the Ecology Center’s How-to Guide for California farmers’ markets interested in adding CalFresh (food stamp) access at their farmers’ market. The Ecology Center has been providing technical assistance to farmers’ markets in this way since 2003. The Simple Guide is a crucial tool, used by Ecology Center staff, that walks markets through the step-by-step process of EBT-access. The content for this Guide is finalized. We’re looking for a volunteer with graphic-design and layout experience to make it attractive and in alignment with other Ecology Center materials.


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Market Match Data Support

Location: Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 or Remotely
Event Time: Flexible
Note: Experience with Google docs and/or excel preferred but not necessary

Project Description: On a monthly basis, partners of the Ecology Center offering Market Match, CA’s healthy food SNAP incentive program, report basic program metrics. This information will eventually be used as historical baseline data to show program growth and efficacy.

We could use your help with:
  • Data review and correction

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