Volunteering in the New Year | Sonoma Ecology Center

As 2020 begins, we invite you to look to the wonderful community around you for ways to connect and give back. Sonoma Ecology Center does meaningful work throughout Sonoma Valley, providing volunteer opportunities galore.

Come join us for any of the following and reap the rewards of being outside, making your community better, and feeling fulfilled:


MLK Day of Giving at Nathanson Creek Preserve
Monday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nathanson Creek Preserve, East McArthur Street & 2nd Street East, Sonoma
In the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a healthy and connected community, join us in a day of community action at Sonoma’s Nathanson Creek Preserve. This is a family- and kid-friendly volunteer work day where people come together to improve a local treasure. Tools and gloves provided.


Pruning Day at Sonoma Garden Park
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 7th St. East, Sonoma
Join Ag + Open Space and Sonoma Ecology Center for a free and fun volunteer work day at Sonoma Garden Park as we finish up this winter’s pruning duties. Sonoma Garden Park’s trees have thrived under volunteer care for 25 years thanks to volunteer work days like this.


Sonoma Garden Park Volunteer Drop-In Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sonoma Garden Park, 19996 7th St. East, Sonoma

Please fill out this form if interested in volunteering
Meet our new Volunteer Coordinator, Ivana Nedelchev! A native Spanish speaker, Ivana is excited to take on this important role, focusing on getting our volunteers teams working together at the Garden Park and having fun too. She can be reached at 707-996-0712 ext. 125 or ivana@sonomacologycenter.org.


Trails Council Work Days at Sugarloaf
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood
1st Saturday of the month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Email trailscouncil@sonic.net for questions or if planning to attend
Sonoma County Trails Council directs this volunteer trail work day at Sugarloaf focusing on trail maintenance and improvements. Parking passes and tools are provided, along with snacks and beverages. All are welcome!


Sugarloaf Trail Crew
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Help Sugarloaf staff with trail restoration work including bridge and step construction, installing signs, clearing debris and more. Tools, food and beverages are provided.


Visitor Center Attendant & More
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood
Sugarloaf offers a host of other volunteer opportunities too, including help at the Visitor Center, Kiosk, and much more. Questions may be directed to John Roney at john@sonomaecologycenter.org. If you’re able to dedicate between two and 20 hours per week at Sugarloaf, please let us know!


Volunteering in the New Year