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.

We always appreciate working with volunteers and do our best to offer valuable experiences for larger groups. If you have a group of 5 to 15 volunteers who would like to help us in the garden or with special events and projects, we would be happy to discuss possible activities and ways we can engage your group. Please complete a volunteer group form and we’ll be in touch soon!


Ecology Center Volunteer Opportunities

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Opportunity: EcoHouse Native Plant Garden Day
Time: Thursday, September 15th - 10:00a-2:00p
Location: EcoHouse Front Yard, 1305 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA 94702

The EcoHouse is a demonstration home and garden designed to teach people from all walks of life how to make their living spaces healthier, more productive, energy and water efficient, and ecologically friendly.
Join us in the front yard for some garden maintenance as we prepare the California native plants for the fall. Snacks will be provided! Bring your friends and dress for the weather - hat and sunscreen. Everyone is welcome!

Volunteer Opportunities at a Garden Near You

If you’re not able to make it out to a work day at the Ecology Center’s EcoHouse garden, we encourage you to spend time volunteering at one of the following community gardens. Drop in during any of the hours below to get your hands in the soil, meet neighbors and learn how to grow your own garden. You can even pick up free organic produce at some of the locations!

Bottoms Up Community Garden 8th St & Peralta St, Oakland
Sundays 12:00 pm – Sundown

City Slicker Farms Oakland
Fitzgerald & Union Plaza Park, Corner of 34th and Peralta Streets
Fridays & Saturdays, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ralph Bunche Nursery, 1240 18th Street, Oakland
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
*contact info@cityslickersfarms.org if your group is larger than three people

Gill Tract Community Farm San Pablo Ave & Marin Ave, Albany
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Take home free organic produce!

Urban Adamah 1050 Parker St, Berkeley
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Urban Tilth Richmond
Richmond High School Garden, 1250 23rd Street, Richmond (next to the tennis courts)
1st Saturday of the Month, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

AdamsCrest Farm, 5000 Patterson Circle, Richmond
3rd Saturday of the Month, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

North Richmond Farm, Brookside Drive & Fred Jackson Way, North Richmond
4th Saturday of the Month, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm