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Volunteer with Sonoma Ecology Center

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 

Corporate and Group Volunteering

Anyone is welcome to volunteer at our park, whether you’re an individual, couple, family, or company. If you’d like to set up a corporate or group volunteering opportunity outside of our drop-in hours or every third Friday of the month, please feel free to contact us at to set up a time.

Individual Volunteering at Sonoma Garden Park

For full details on ways to volunteer at Sonoma Garden Park, including drop-in hours, visit Sonoma Garden Park page below.

Creek Clean-ups

To sign up to be a part of our Creek Clean-up volunteer list, contact us at

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 

Learn about the many volunteer opportunities at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park here. To speak with the Volunteer Coordinator directly about volunteering at Sugarloaf or have any questions, email us at

Sonoma Valley Volunteers

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoma Valley’s organizations—governments, businesses, and nonprofits—came together to recruit younger volunteers and meet our community’s needs.

Led by the Sonoma Ecology Center and Sonoma Valley Collaborative (formerly Sustainable Sonoma), in partnership with the City of Sonoma and the Sonoma Valley Food Security Task Force, Sonoma Valley Volunteers was launched in March 2020 to help match community organizations with volunteers to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout the pandemic, Sonoma Valley Volunteers has been successfully utilized to recruit volunteers for crisis response efforts, including food banks, COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics, senior home deliveries, and evacuation centers.

In 2022, Sonoma Valley Volunteers joined forces with CVNLThe Springs Municipal Advisory CouncilThe City of Sonoma, and Sonoma Community Center to recruit and train on-call volunteers for future active disasters, as well as provide ongoing support for people in crisis.

Visit to find all crisis and disaster-related volunteer opportunities in Sonoma Valley, or to sign up to be an on-call emergency volunteer.

Photographers, Videographers, and Designers

We are always seeking skilled photographers, videographers, video editors, and content creators to help us capture and present 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. Email 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. Bring your interests and passions to the table to add educational elements or activities. Contact us at