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 

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

Sonoma Garden Park Drop-In Hours

  • Mondays 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Wednesdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Fridays 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    We also invite you to our Volunteer Work Day every third Friday of the month, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet existing and new volunteers. Activities include weeding, planting, pruning, and harvesting. After work, enjoy a light lunch provided by Sonoma Ecology Center. Please RSVP

If you are interested in volunteering, please email volunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org.

Sonoma Garden Park is located at 19996 7th St E, Sonoma, CA, 95476

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park 

To speak with park operators directly about volunteering at Sugarloaf or have any questions, email us at sugarloafvolunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org.

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 CVNL, The 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 https://sonomavalleyvolunteers.org/ 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 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.