Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Volunteer with us!
Help us create healthier communities in Santa Clara County by building a more resilient community food system. We have opportunities for everyone to have fun, learn something new, and be a part of our revolution of food justice and sustainability!
Volunteer as an individual and spend some time helping us with various projects, both in and out of the garden, or bring your co-workers and enjoy a great team-building workday at the Homeland Nursery!
Opportunities for Individuals
Do you enjoy gardening but don't have the space or time to grow your own vegetables? You can volunteer at the Homeland Nursery and:
Engage with the community
Obtain working experience and community service hours
Expand your organic gardening knowledge
Give back to the community and promote fair access to healthy and culturally preferred food in Santa Clara Valley.
Some examples of the activities we have available are:
Seed sowing / Vegetable transplanting: Help us with our production of vegetable seedlings for our community participants!
Building, planting, and maintaining our on-site gardens: We have demonstration gardens, seed saving gardens, and herb gardens that all need tending to. This is a great opportunity to get some hands on experience with many different types of gardening
Composting: Interested in learning how to compost? We need help every week to work and maintain our compost operations. Another great opportunity to learn about reducing food waste and lowering our carbon footprints.
Artwork/Community Space establishment: We want our Homeland Nursery to be a community space for all, so if you like to paint murals, signs, build benches, pathways, or even workshop structures, we would love the help!
Seed Saving: We’re constantly trying to close our sustainability loops at Valley Verde and seed saving is an important step of becoming economically and environmentally self-sufficient.
And many more!: If you have specific ways you’d like to contribute to Valley Verde, email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or come by our Homeland Nursery and see what we’re all about!
Opportunities for Workplaces
Valley Verde offers tailored opportunities for connecting corporate employees and groups with our Family Garden Program, Composting Program, Greenhouse and Demonstration Garden in San Jose.
Our workdays include explanations of gardening techniques, demonstrations, and hands-on activities to increase your gardening knowledge.
Some examples of the programs we offer are:
Maintaining Demonstration Garden: Up to 5 participants; Minimum suggested donation: $250
Hands-on experience in seed germination and transplanting: Up to 5 participants; Minimum suggested donation: $250
Installation of Thematic Gardens (Italian garden, Tea Garden, Salsa Verde Garden, etc.): Up to 10 participants; Minimum suggested donation $500
Your support will allow us to keep helping the families currently enrolled in our Shared Garden Program.
Interested in volunteering with Valley Verde?
Sign up here, and a member of our team will connect with you shortly! You can also check out our Volunteer Events page to register for a specific volunteer activity.
You will also receive our newsletter with updated information about our programs and events!
Check out our ongoing volunteer opportunities below.
Help around the greenhouse and gardens while learning DIY projects, planting and growing food.
Help us document our events while developing your photography or video skills, and shine brightly with your credits in our media.
Help us brainstorm ideas, strategies, developing projects that can help us grow.