Become an EnviroLeader!

The EnviroLeaders program is available to Sonoma Valley teens between the ages of 14 to 18 and offers hands-on education in the fields of sustainable agriculture and restoration.


The EnviroLeaders program provides Sonoma Valley teens with the opportunity to gain essential job and life skills through practical environmentally focused training. There will be an emphasis on sustainable agriculture, community building, and park stewardship over a semester-long employment program.

EnviroLeaders are mentored by Sonoma Ecology Center educators and other professionals in the environmental field. They meet twice a week, at the Sonoma Garden Park and other sites around the Valley. EnviroLeaders are paid hourly for their work too!

We’re looking for students who are good team players, have strong communication skills, are willing to learn and have an interest in working on sustainable communities and climate change.

To apply, fill out this online application form and email a cover letter and your resume to, or mail them to the following address:

Tony Passantino
c/o Sonoma Ecology Center
PO Box 1486
Eldridge, CA 95431


Contact Tony Passantino at

EnviroLeaders in the News

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  • Applications are open for the Spring Application dates!
  • The deadline for applications is on Sunday, May 29th
  • Program meeting times are Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45-12:00pm.
  • The Semester-long work program will run from Weds, June 15 to Weds, Aug 7