Volunteer at the Homeless Garden Project Farm
The Homeless Garden Project provides job training, transitional employment, and support services to people who are experiencing homelessness. HGP's vibrant education and volunteer program for the broad community blends formal, experiential, and service learning. The programs take place in our 3-acre organic farm and related enterprises.
On the farm, you will meet the crew, learn more about the farm, and join that day's activities which may include: weeding, harvesting, planting, building compost, and more. Projects are weather dependent and defined by the day's priorities. We often can't tell you exactly what project you'll be working on in advance.
Tuesday - Fridays: Arrive at 10 am, and join our crew for the morning stretch and delegation of tasks for the day. Stay until 2 pm or leave anytime in between. Lunch is included and served at noon.
Saturdays & Sundays: Arrive any time from 10 am - 4 pm, and join our weekend farm staff and volunteers in various farm tasks. Stay until 4 pm or leave anytime in between.
*Everyone must come with closed-toe shoes, and we recommend that everyone also wear sunscreen, a hat, layers and bring a water bottle. The farm is located on Shaffer Road at Delaware Ave. on the west side of Santa Cruz near Natural Bridges State Park and the Long Marine Lab. The 3 and 20 bus lines stop nearby.
When you arrive, complete a waiver and sign in at the red farmstand. After that, a staff member will get you started on that day's projects.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed
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