Become a Sonoma Ecology Center Volunteer

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new community needs. Get in touch for ways you can help as we continue to work on behalf of our Sonoma Valley.  
Thank you for your interest in helping us preserve the ecological health of Sonoma Valley. We are extremely grateful for your support! 

Whether you have a few hours per week, a few hours per month, or a few hours per year, we’d love to have you on our team as a Sonoma Ecology Center volunteer. As a volunteer, you’ll join others who share your love and concern for a healthy environment. You’ll learn new skills, make new friends, and make a difference in the health and well-being of your home.   

Volunteer Opportunities at Sonoma Ecology Center 

See below for more details, or contact us at volunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org. You can sign up to be a part of our Creek Clean-up volunteer list here.

 

Sonoma Garden Park  

We always have volunteer opportunities at the Garden Park in a variety of areas, including gardening and nursery work, assisting with our seasonal harvest market, flower team, butterfly garden and pruning, medicinal herb gardens, workshops and events, and children’s education programs. New volunteers are invited to come to an informal orientation on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 a.m.  

You can sign up to become a Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer Here

For more details, contact volunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org or visit Sonoma Garden Park’s volunteer webpage 

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 

To speak with park operators directly about volunteering at Sugarloaf, email sugarloafvolunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org. You may sign up to become a Sugarloaf Ridge State Park Volunteer here. 

 If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at sugarloafvolunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org.

Sonoma Valley Volunteers

Our project, Sonoma Valley Collaborative, in partnership with the City of Sonoma and the Sonoma Valley Food Security Task Force has launched to effort to connect novel volunteer opportunities with a new volunteer force.

The majority of Sonoma Valley’s legendary volunteer force is 60+. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented community needs. While our community’s core volunteers are at higher risk, Sonoma Valley’s service providers—governments, businesses, and nonprofits—must come together to recruit younger volunteers to safely meet our community’s evolving needs.

Sustainable Sonoma staff could use help coordinating this new program, www.sonomavalleyvolunteers.org. Tasks include web maintenance, creating SignUpGenius forms, and recruiting local organizations and volunteers to participate. 

Contact volunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org for more information.

Photographers, Videographers, and Designers

We are always seeking skilled photographers and videographers to help us capture the good work we are doing in the community! Join us during education events including field trips, outings, hikes, summer camps, workshops, and other community events to document the activities. There are opportunities throughout the year on both weekdays and weekends. We are also interested in volunteers with experience in video editing.  Email volunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org to get involved.

Bilingual (Spanish-English) Outings Volunteer  

Co-lead hikes and outings for Spanish-speaking audiences with Sonoma Ecology Center staff. These family-oriented outings take place throughout Sonoma Valley including at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Sonoma Garden Park, and a range of other open space preserves and properties. There is opportunity for you to bring your interests and passions to the table to add educational elements or activities. Contact us at volunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org.